Baldwin Fire Chief Struck By Vehicle Over Weekend

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Baldwin Fire Chief Joe Roy is expected to recover from injuries he received over the weekend during a fundraiser. It happened Saturday morning at the intersection of Georgia Highway 384/ Duncan Bridge Road at Mud Creek Road near Baldwin in Habersham County, according to Georgia State Patrol Toccoa Post trooper 1st Class J. Tucker. […]

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Back to School Bash Saturday

The start of a new school year is just weeks away in Stephens County, which means it is time to start getting ready to go back. To help get ready to go back, a local church and some other area organizations and businesses are teaming up for what has become an annual event. This coming Saturday, Tom’s Creek Baptist Church […]

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Ga. Division of Aging Services Confirms Data Breach

Georgia’s Department of Human Services Division of Aging Services said it has notified about 3,000 clients in the Community Care Services Program of an unauthorized disclosure of their protected health information. Department of Human Services officials said that the department has identified the root cause of the issue and resolved it. According to officials, it involved the inadvertent disclosure of […]

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TenCate Donates to NGTC Foundation

A northeast Georgia industry is providing scholarship money to North Georgia Technical College. Recently, the North Georgia Technical College Foundation announced that it had received a donation from TenCate Geosynthetics. The foundation said that the funds will be used for scholarships for students with documented financial need who are enrolled in the Industrial Systems Technology Program at North Georgia Technical […]

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SCDA Provides Updates on NIFCO, Sark

Progress continues for two industries in the process of moving into Stephens County. First, the Stephens County Development Authority unanimously approved a temporary lease agreement with NIFCO KTW at a called meeting Thursday. Stephens County Development Authority Executive Director Tim Martin said that this agreement will help in the construction of the NIFCO KTW building in the Hayestone-Brady Business Park. […]

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Toccoa Planning Commission Meets

The Toccoa Planning Commission elects officers for the year ahead. At its meeting on Thursday, the Planning Commission unanimously elected member Kinloch Dunlap to serve as Chair of the Planning Commission. Dunlap had been serving as the Planning Commission’s Vice-Chair. Meanwhile, the Planning Commission’s previous Chair, Don Pruitt, was unanimously elected by the board to serve as Vice-Chair this coming […]

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GSP Releases Information on Wednesday Accident

The Georgia State Patrol has released more information on a wreck Wednesday in Stephens County. It occurred at about 4:50 p.m. on Georgia Highway 106, around Race Track Road. According to the GSP, a 2002 Nissan Maxima was traveling north on Highway 106 negotiating a curve. Troopers said it was then when the Maxima traveled off of the east shoulder, […]

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June Unemployment Numbers Released for Stephens Co.

The latest unemployment figures for Stephens County show a fairly steady unemployment rate, but a drop in the number of employed and the total labor force in June. According to state Labor Department numbers released this week, Stephens County had a preliminary unemployment rate of 6.6 percent in the month of June. That is one-tenth of a percentage point lower […]

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Gasaway Named to House Study Committee

28th District State Representative Dan Gasaway will serve on a special House Study Committee. Thursday, Georgia Speaker of the House David Ralston announced that he had appointed Gasaway to serve on the House Study Committee on School Counseling and Role of School Counselors. This study committee was established by House Resolution 765 and will study how best to design and […]

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