Lake Hartwell to Open Campgrounds and Recreation Areas on May 1

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District is preparing for another summer season on Lake Hartwell. This week, they announced the opening of their area campsites and recreation areas.  In Hart County, Paynes Creek Campground, and the Georgia River Campground will open May 1.  Additionally, Oconee Point Campground and Coneross Campground in Oconee County, South Carolina will open May […]

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Stephens Co. Middle School to have new Principal Next School Year

Stephens County Middle School will have a new Principal in 2017-18. The Stephens County School Board held their regular meeting on Wednesday night. Included in the Human Resources Report- Michael Shawler as the new Principal at Stephens County Middle School. Shawler, currently an Assistant Principal at Stephens County High School, replaces Joel Strickland. Strickland is moving to the Stephens County […]

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Nathan Deal to be at NGTC’s Campus for Groundbreaking Today

Governor Nathan Deal will be on the Clarkesville Campus of North Georgia Technical College today to break ground on the college’s new Industrial Technology Center. The Groundbreaking is scheduled for 10 a.m. this morning. Meantime, a graduate of NGTC’s Industrial Systems Technology Program is now wanting to help future students in the programs. Adam Fulbright is offering a $250 annual […]

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GA Legislature Working to Give Rural Georgians Latest Broadband Service

The Georgia Legislature is continuing its work to make sure rural Georgians have access to the latest broadband service, but according to State lawmakers, it’s an uphill battle.  At Tuesday’s Post Legislative Coffee at the Mitchell Allen Meeting Room in Toccoa, State House Representative Dan Gasaway said one major issue is convincing the communications companies to expand broadband service to […]

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Surgical and Medical Units Now on Same Floor at Stephens Co. Hospital

Stephens County Hospital combined the medical and surgical floors last week. Hospital Administrator Lynne Anderson said that they made the decision to combine these units because volumes have been down. According to Anderson, combining these floors will allow the hospital to take care of those patients with fewer resources. “We could have all of the nurses and patient care techs […]

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Dump Your Junk Event this Saturday

Stephens County, the City of Toccoa Governments and Keep Toccoa Stephens County Beautiful are conducting a Community Dump Your Junk event on April 22. The event will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Stephens County road department, located at 1597 Scenic Drive. They will be accepting junk such as furniture, carpet, grills, toys and more. All small […]

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