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Ga. DNR Considering License Fee Changes

May 28, 2015

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is considering adjustments and changes to its current license fee structure. According to the DNR, the agency continues to see an increase in requests for more hunting and fishing opportunities while continuing to provide quality recreational experiences. However, the DNR said that stagnant license revenues have limited the...

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NGTC Announces Staff Changes

May 28, 2015

April was a time of change for the North Georgia Technical College Administrative Services Department. With Dining Hall Manager Kathy Wrenn’s retirement on May 1, Vickie Brown assumed the responsibilities of Food Service Manager in the Ramsey Hunter Dining Hall on the Clarkesville Campus. Prior to coming to NGTC in 2006, Brown spent many...

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Stephens Co. Waits on “Project Hummingbird” Decision; Could Mean 200 New Jobs

May 27, 2015

Toccoa and Stephens County officials are putting everything in place in an attempt to attract a significant industrial prospect to the community. On Tuesday, the Stephens County Development Authority, Toccoa City Commission, and Stephens County Commission all unanimously approved a project agreement for what they are calling “Project Hummingbird.” The identity of “Project Hummingbird”...

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Stephens Co. To Pave its Portion of Freedom Drive

May 27, 2015

Stephens County Commissioners will add part of a gravel road near the Franklin County line to its SPLOST VI paving list. On Tuesday, Stephens County Commissioners voted unanimously to add the Stephens County portion of Freedom Drive to that paving list. Freedom Drive is near Highway 328 in the Gumlog area and part of...

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Information Released on Fatal Wreck in Habersham Co.

May 27, 2015

Authorities have released the details of a fatal wreck in Habersham County that happened over the Memorial Day holiday weekend. The Georgia State Patrol says that the accident occurred at around 9:10 a.m. on Monday. According to the GSP, a 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix was traveling south on Pea Ridge Road while a farm...

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Blue Star Marker Dedication Today in Toccoa

May 27, 2015

Stephens County will receive a Blue Star Memorial Marker later today. A dedication ceremony for the marker, which is being placed at the Stephens County Historical Museum, will be at 2 p.m. today at the historic train depot on Alexander Street in downtown Toccoa. Organizing the ceremony is the Horti-Floral Garden Club. The Blue...

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Doyle St. Pool Now Open

May 27, 2015

The season is underway at the Doyle Street Pool in Toccoa. On Monday, the city pool opened for the 2015 summer season. This marks the first full season for the new Doyle Street Pool, which the city opened first last August. Camp Fire Georgia is operating the pool for the city of Toccoa. A...

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NGTC Adds to Student Affairs Staff

May 27, 2015

North Georgia Technical College has hired Kay Morgan and Eric Miller, joining the Student Affairs Department on the Clarkesville Campus. “As the new Special Populations and Retention Coordinator, Kay will be an important contributor to NGTC’s student success efforts,” explained Director of Retention and Student Navigation Services Kallan Williams. “Eric, the new High School...

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Multiple Boards Meeting Today; “Project Hummingbird” On Agenda

May 26, 2015

A possible economic development related issue appears on the agenda for three local boards who have all planned meetings for today. The Stephens County Development Authority has called a meeting for 3:30 p.m. today in its conference room. Listed under Board Action Items is “Project Agreement for Project Hummingbird.” Meanwhile, Stephens County Commissioners are...

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Renovations Continuing At City-Owned Golf Course

May 26, 2015

Progress continues on re-opening the city-owned Pines golf course in Toccoa. The nine-hole course on Black Mountain Road has been closed since last summer. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said that the renovations are proceeding right on schedule. “The existing equipment up there has been all refurbished,” said Morse. “We are in the process...

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