NGTC Opens Economic Development Training Center

October 18, 2013
NGTC Opens Economic Development Training Center

A new facility at North Georgia Technical College focuses on economic development. Officials recently gathered at North Georgia Technical College’s new Economic Development Training Center for an official ribbon cutting ceremony and a demonstration of the simulation capabilities now available to businesses in the area. Those in attendance received demonstrations on diagnostic software that...

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J.B. Hudgins Appointed to Andrews’ Commission Seat Pending Election

October 17, 2013

A familiar face to county government will fill the seat of late Stephens County Commissioner Harold Andrews pending a special election. Stephens County Probate Judge Glenda Ernest announced Wednesday that she would appoint former Stephens County Commissioner J.B. Hudgins to Andrews’ post. Ernest said she put a lot of thought into the decision about...

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Stephens Co. School System Hires New Finance Director

October 17, 2013

The Stephens County School System has a new finance director. Wednesday, Stephens County School Superintendent Sherrie Whiten announced the appointment of Misty Cleveland as the Stephens County School System Finance Director. The Board of Education unanimously voted for the hire as part of the Human Resources report it approved at its meeting on Tuesday....

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Former WLET Owner Otto McDonald Passes Away

October 17, 2013

Toccoa is remembering a former local radio station owner and personality. Otto McDonald, Jr. of Greenwood, South Carolina passed away Tuesday at the age of 88. McDonald was once the President and General Manager of WLET-AM and WLET-FM in Toccoa. “Otto was a fine gentleman, businessman, (and) newsman,” said Ted Taylor, who worked with...

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City To Bid Out Water Line Relocation

October 17, 2013

The city of Toccoa will move to bid out a project to replace a section of main water line on its water distribution system. Monday, Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse updated commissioners on the need to replace 366 feet of main water line at Highway 17 and Rock Quarry Road. Morse said the city...

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Toccoa Police Officer Receives Regional Award

October 17, 2013
Toccoa Police Officer Receives Regional Award

A Toccoa Police Officer receives recognition from a regional agency. Toccoa Police Officer David Shanks recently received the Northeast Traffic Enforcement Network Officer of the Year for 2013. The Northeast network consists of all law enforcement agencies from Stephens, Hall, White, Habersham, Rabun, Lumpkin, Dawson, Jackson, Franklin, and Hart counties. Toccoa Police Chief Tim...

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