NGTC Names New Currahee Campus Director

A Franklin County native will take over as the next director of the Currahee Campus of North Georgia Technical College. The school announced that current North Georgia Technical College Director of Economic Development Tim Bennett will assume duties as the Currahee Campus Director beginning next month. Current Currahee Campus Director Greg Roach is retiring at the end of the month […]

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Details Released on Monday Accident

Authorities have released details about a multiple-vehicle accident that occurred earlier this week in Toccoa. The accident occurred on the 600 block of Falls Road on Monday at about 9:45 a.m. According to the Toccoa post of the Georgia State Patrol, a 2007 Ford Crown Victoria driven by 47-year-old Joe Lewis Harrison of Toccoa was traveling north on Falls Road […]

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Carlisle Speaks on Injured Officers

Lavonia Police Chief Bruce Carlisle speaks further after two of his department’s officers were shot and injured on Monday night during a traffic stop. “Yesterday was a terrible day for law enforcement in the state of Georgia,” said Carlisle on Tuesday. “Four officers were shot yesterday in the state of Georgia. This has to end. I do not know what […]

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Stephens Co. Commission Meets

Stephens County will move forward with new signage and striping on 35 county roads with the help of funds from the Georgia Department of Transportation. Tuesday, the county commission unanimously approved a total bid from Brown’s Asphalt Maintenance in the amount of $236,916.50 for the project. Part of the money will come from the Georgia Department of Transportation through a […]

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Stephens Co. BOE Holds Final 2016 Meeting

The Stephens County Board of Education wraps up its calendar year. School board members met for their final scheduled meeting of 2016 on Tuesday. At the end of the meeting, Board of Education Vice Chair David Fricks thanked outgoing Board Chair Tony Crunkleton for his service to the school system and the school board. “I know Mr. Crunkleton is not […]

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Toccoa Unveils New Fire Training Facility

The city of Toccoa unveils its new fire training facility. City and community leaders gathered with fire fighters to hold a ribbon cutting and open house for the new burn building on Monday. Toccoa Fire Chief Tommy Ayers said that the facility will make training a lot easier for his department. “We will be training locally and will not have […]

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Monday Search Leads to Arrest in Stephens Co.

A chase in Stephens County Monday leads to an arrest. Monday morning, Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that deputies surprised two burglary suspects at a residence on Mize Road near Old Mize Road. Shirley said that while questioning both suspects, one white male ran into the woods eluding deputies after giving foot chase. The sheriff said a perimeter was […]

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Toccoa City Commission Meets

The city of Toccoa officially lifts its ban on outdoor burning. City commissioners voted unanimously to officially lift the burn ban effective immediately at their meeting on Monday. That follows in the footsteps of Stephens County Commissioners, who also rescinded the burn ban last week. The city commission had passed the burn ban on November 28, but since then downtown […]

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Stephens Co. Commission Meeting This Morning

A host of transportation topics are on the agenda this morning for the Stephens County Board of Commissioners. County commissioners will meet at 8:30 a.m. today at the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa for a regularly scheduled meeting. On today’s meeting agenda, Stephens County Commissioners are scheduled to consider a motion to award the LMIG off-system safety improvements […]

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