Chamber After Hours at The TreeHouse This Week

The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Chamber After Hours at the TreeHouse on July 20. The TreeHouse at the Learning Tree Academy is an indoor play space and it opened at the beginning of June. The Chamber after hours is a networking event that will be at the outdoor area just outside of the Treehouse around the […]

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NGTC Scholarship Deadline Approaching

North Georgia Technical College Foundation’s Scholarship deadline is approaching. Students interested in receiving scholarship assistance with tuition for the fall semester should submit applications by July 20. The NGTC Foundation is offering four new scholarships, including the WoodmenLife Scholarship, Dan Dixon Technical Trade Scholarship, Photography Scholarship and the Savage Innovator’s Award. These range from $250 to $500 dollars and some […]

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Body Found in Franklin County Yesterday Afternoon

Charles Anthony A body was found in Franklin County Thursday afternoon after reports of a possible shooting. Thursday afternoon, the Franklin County Sheriff’s office received a call of a vehicle at Hopewell Presbyterian Church in Carnesville that may have been involved in a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located a vehicle parked on the side of the church building along with […]

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Ida Cox Series Continues with Seven Day Weekend

MJ Kneiser Downtown Toccoa will once again play host to another concert in the Ida Cox summer music series this weekend. Main Street Toccoa Manager Christian Hamilton said this Saturday, the group, Seven Day Weekend will perform. Hamilton said the group has always been very popular with the crowd. “Seven Day Weekend calls themselves Seven Day Weekend Party Band,” said […]

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Toccoa Little League Competing for District Champion Title Tonight

The Toccoa Little League All-Stars are playing Franklin tonight to compete for the District Champion title. Toccoa defeated Hart County Wednesday night, 6-3, which advanced them to tonight’s District 7 Final in Rabun County. And Franklin beat Hart last night, 17-7 in an elimination game, advancing them to tonight’s game against Toccoa. WNEG will broadcast the game tonight with airtime […]

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U.S. DEA Launches Website Focused on Preventing Drug Abuse in College

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration recently launched CampusDrugPrevention.gov, a new website focused on preventing and addressing college drug use. DEA Acting Administrator Chuck Rosenberg said that this website gives valuable information to higher education leaders who can use it to teach and change the culture of drug among college students. This new website is part of the DEA’s effort to […]

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Development Authority Approves FY 18 Budget

The Stephens County Development Authority approves their FY 18 budget at their meeting Thursday. The development authority’s budget includes $216,905 in revenues and $266,905 dollars in total expenses. This is after a $50,000 cut from the Stephens County Commission, which is the primary source of revenue for the authority’s annual budget, according to Development Authority Chairman, Brian Akin. Akin expressed […]

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