NGTC Foundation Raises Tens of Thousands for Fall Scholarships

Hundreds of students are receiving help to attend North Georgia Technical College thanks to the school’s foundation. Recently, the North Georgia Technical College Foundation announced that it awarded more than $60,000 in scholarships this past semester, providing financial assistance to 246 students for the Fall 2016 semester by bridging the gap between financial resources they had available and the funds […]

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Toccoa Approves Election Ordinance

Toccoa sets the schedule for its city commission election this Fall. On Monday, city commissioners unanimously approved the General Election Ordinance that sets all the dates and fees for the November election. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse did note that there are a couple of differences this year in the qualifying process. “There are two things that are different from […]

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Toccoa Streetscape Prep Work Planned

Preparations are scheduled to get underway for the next phase of the downtown Toccoa streetscape project this week. The Toccoa Main Street office said that in anticipation of the construction of Phase Six Streetscape in downtown Toccoa, saw-cutting will take place on Wednesday, February 1 beginning at approximately 8:30 a.m. According to Toccoa Main Street, the contractor will be cutting […]

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Stephens Co. Commission Calls Morning Meeting

Stephens County Commissioners have announced a called meeting that will take place later this morning. Today’s called meeting of the Stephens County Commission will take place at 10 a.m. in the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. There is only one item on the agenda for the called meeting. That is consideration of a motion to authorize the county […]

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NGPG Toccoa Clinic Holds Ribbon Cutting

A local health care facility comes together to celebrate a new beginning. Thursday, the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for NGPG Toccoa Clinic, the former Toccoa Clinic, at its administrative offices in the Foothills Centre on Big A Road in Toccoa. The Northeast Georgia Physicians Group took over the clinic last Fall and put it under […]

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Full Afternoon Planned for Toccoa City Commission

Toccoa City Commissioners have a busy day planned today. The city commission meets for a planning session, work session, and regular meeting later today. First, Toccoa City Commissioners are meeting for a planning session with the city’s Downtown Development Authority at 1:30 p.m. During the planning session, the DDA and Toccoa City Commissioners are expected to discuss the goals for […]

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Banks Co. Gets Economic Development Announcement

A global company in the food industry is investing millions of dollars and creating tens of new jobs in northeast Georgia. Last week, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal announced that Diana Food, a global provider of natural ingredients to the food and beverage industry, will create more than 80 new jobs and invest $50 million in a food processing, manufacturing and […]

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Sidewalk Work Underway in Lavonia

By Charles Robertson, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The city of Lavonia continues to work on its sidewalk streetscape project. There have been road cones and workers throughout the downtown area of Lavonia this past week. Lavonia City Manager Charles Cawthon said it is for a project that started back in 2012. “This is the continuation of the T-project,” said Cawthon. “This […]

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