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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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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Citizens Advisory Panel on Litter & Blight Combines with Keep Toccoa Stephens Co. Beautiful

The citizens advisory panel on litter and blight is now officially combining with the Keep Toccoa Stephens County Beautiful Board. The city commission approved the combination at their meeting Monday, contingent upon the county commission’s approval. The county approved it at their meeting on Tuesday after hearing from Tim Hale. “The request is made for a variety of reasons,” said […]

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Stephens Co. Hospital to Celebrate 80th Anniversary

Stephens County Hospital is celebrating its 80th anniversary later this month. On Sunday, July 30, the hospital is hosting an outdoor event, themed “celebrating our past and reaffirming our future.” Hospital Administrator Lynne Anderson said that this celebration is an accomplishment. “We are very excited about it,” said Anderson. “We’ve been in the community for 80 years and that is […]

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