BBB Offers Tips For Dealing With Data Breach

The Better Business Bureau is offering suggestions for consumers concerned that their credit or debit cards may have been compromised by a retail or online data breach. First, the Better Business Bureau said people need to stay calm as consumers are not liable for fraudulent charges on stolen account numbers. Second, the agency said to check with the website of […]

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Stephens Co. Hospital Working To Finalize Financing

Stephens County Hospital continues to work on lining up short and long term financing. Hospital Administrator Lynne Anderson provided an update on that work Monday. She said the hospital is close to getting the short-term financing complete while the work continues on getting the long-term bond financing lined up. “We are working with South State Bank for the $5 million […]

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Stephens Co. Indian Baseball Beats East Jackson

Indian pitcher Zach Boyd scattered four hits and pitched a complete six-inning game as the Stephens County Indians baseball team shut-out East Jackson Monday night, 12-0, on the road at East Jackson. Stephens County third baseman Dawson Sorrells hit a solo home run in the top of the 3rd inning to start the scoring. The Indians scored another run in the […]

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SCHS, SCMS Tennis Update

The Stephens County High School Indian tennis teams split matches with area rival Rabun County on Monday. The Lady Indians lost a nail-biter 3-2. Their overall record falls to 2-5. The Indians won 4-1. Their overall record improves to 6-1. The Indians have won six straight matches. Both teams will be back in action Wednesday, March 8 as they host […]

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Currahee Lane Bridge Still Closed

Stephens County is still waiting for further instructions before moving forward on the repair of a bridge along Currahee Lane. According to Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers, the county is still waiting on a formal bridge report from the Georgia Department of Transportation before the county can move forward with the issues on the Currahee Lane Bridge. Ayers said they […]

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Hart Co. To Get New Aerial Map

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Hart County is in need of a new aerial topographical map and they will be getting that map free thanks to help from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. At a recent Hart County Commission meeting, Hart County Administrator Terrell Partain told the board the topographical aerial photo of Hart County has not been updated […]

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NGTC Horticulture Students Take Trip

Some area students get a behind-the-scenes look at horticulture work at Disney World. A group of North Georgia Technical College horticulture students recently returned from a hands-on, behind-the-scenes horticulture field trip to Disneyworld in Orlando, Florida. North Georgia Technical College Horticulture Instructor Craig Thurmond hosted the trip and explained that the tour of the grounds at Disneyworld demonstrated the many […]

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City Sends Out Letter on Downtown Parking

The city of Toccoa is asking residents, property owners, and business owners in the immediate downtown area to leave on-street parking spaces available for visitors to the downtown. Toccoa Main Street Director Connie Tabor said a letter went out from the city to those individuals last week detailing the request. The letter asks residents, business owners, and employees to park […]

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Stephens Co. Jury Duty Announcement

Stephens County Clerk of Court Tim Quick says jurors who received a summons for Monday in Stephens County do not need to report on Monday. However, those jurors should call 706-282-1111 after 5 p.m. on Monday for further reporting instructions for the rest of this week. 706-282-1111 is the number listed on the jury summons.

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