Mountain Ed to Move To Eastanollee Elementary Building

The Mountain Education Charter High School in Stephens County will move out to Eastanollee Elementary in the coming months. Tuesday, the Stephens County Board of Education approved an agreement with Mountain Ed for it to use Eastanollee Elementary for its program. Previously, Mountain Ed has been located in the old Big A Elementary School. Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey […]

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Rabid Raccoon Confirmed in Stephens Co.

Health and animal control officials are confirming that a rabid raccoon was found over the weekend in Stephens County. Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter Director Jeff Roberts said that the raccoon was found on Mize Road in an area between the Toccoa By-pass and the Stephens County line on Saturday. “The raccoon was acting strangely and the couple of kids basically […]

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Two Arrested in Stephens Co. Burglary

Two people face charges after an alleged burglary. The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residential burglary call on Cheek Smith Road on May 12. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that the victim advised deputies that two rifles and some household electronics were taken between May 11 and May 12. Shirley said that the investigation led authorities to […]

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St. Mary’s to Change Ty Cobb Hospital Name

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia When St. Mary’s Healthcare closes on the purchase of Ty Cobb Regional Medical Center in Lavonia, one of the first changes will be the facility’s name and its leadership. Late Friday, St. Mary’s Healthcare announced on its Web site it plans to change Ty Cobb Regional’s name to St.Mary’s Sacred Heart Hospital. Additionally, current […]

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Toccoa Shutting Down Relax Inn

Toccoa city officials declare another motel in the city unfit for human habitation. Last week, the city inspected the Relax Inn on Currahee Street and said it found that the facility was unsafe, unsanitary, and not in compliance with the basic minimum housing standards required by the city and the state. As a result, the property was condemned. Toccoa City […]

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GDOT Closing Part of Anderson Thomas Road

Part of an area road in the southern half of Stephens County will close today for a time in connection to the Highway 17 construction project. Georgia Department of Transportation Spokesperson Teri Pope said that Anderson Thomas Road, at its intersection with Georgia Highway 17, will close beginning today. “The detour will actually close about 1000 feet of Anderson Thomas […]

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Stephens Co. BOE Talks Supplements

The Stephens County Board of Education approves some of its supplements for next school year. School board members discussed supplements for athletics and activities at the high school and middle school at their meeting Tuesday. Stephens County High School Athletic Director Frank Barden first presented the proposed supplements on Thursday. Barden said that he is wanting to change how athletic […]

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Last School Day for Students in Stephens Co.

Today is the final day of school for students in Stephens County. School lets out later today for the summer vacation for the students, while teachers move into post-planning for a couple more days. Today is also the last day of school at Eastanollee Elementary School. Eastanollee Elementary will no longer operate as one of the county’s elementary schools after […]

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Stephens Co. Hospital Names Nurse Hero

Stephens County Hospital names its Nurse Hero for 2015. Recently, Stephens County Hospital Director of Nursing Faye Taylor announced that Mary Ann Hill won this year’s Nurse Hero award. Hill is a registered nurse in the Critical Care Department at the hospital. However, Taylor said Hill helps out in many departments. Taylor said Hill is a very worthy winner for […]

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Stephens Co. Hospital Chooses Next Administrator

Stephens County Hospital has its next administrator lined up. Monday, the Stephens County Hospital Authority unanimously approved the hire of Lynne Anderson as the next hospital administrator pending finalization of contract details. Anderson will replace Ed Gambrell, who is retiring at the end of the year. She comes to Stephens County Hospital from Amsol, an anesthesia management company with 26 […]

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