Martin to receive a Drinking Water Revolving Loan

The Georgia Environmental Finance Authority announced Friday that Martin would receive a Drinking Water State Revolving Fund loan of $1 million to finance supply improvements. Martin will pay three percent interest on the 20-year loan of $1 million, which includes principal forgiveness of up to $300,000 if all of the loan funds are drawn.

Downtown Festival of Trees

Downtown Toccoa will again play host to the Festival of Trees next month. This year's Festival of Trees will take place in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in Toccoa on December 2 and 3. The decorated trees will be on display in the historic courthouse on December 2 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., as well as on December 3 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Georgia Work Ready Platinums

202 Stephens County High School seniors recently took the Work Ready Assessment on Wednesday, October 12th. Over readiness to potential employers. Three seniors, Houston Spencer, Jacob Bailey, and Jacob Lewis received a Platinum certificate. Platinum is the highest level awarded in Georgia and is a signal to employers that the individual is ready for 90 percent of jobs in the state.

Come see Isakson's Take O'Rouke today at SCDA

U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson's Northeast Georgia field representative, Tate O'Rouke, will hold an open office day for constituents today in Toccoa. O'Rouke will be available today from 10 a.m. until noon at the Stephens County Development Authority Conference Room on West Doyle St in Toccoa.

New Welding Building at NGTC completed

North Georgia Technical College opens up its new welding building. Wednesday, the school held the official ribbon cutting for the newly completed, state-of-the-art facility, located on the school's Clarkesville campus. The project took just over one year to complete. The school received just over $1 million in grant funding to help build the facility.