Lavonia Speedway Hosting USCS Tonight

A busy night of racing is on tap tonight at Lavonia Speedway. Tonight, the United Sprint Car Series makes a stop in Lavonia. USCS Founder and President Pete Walton said that the series has been to Lavonia many times and it is always a great night. This year, they are visiting as part of the series’ 20th anniversary season and […]

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Stephens Co. Enters Extreme Drought

Drought conditions are worsening in Stephens County. The latest report from the U.S. Drought Monitor now has Stephens County in a state of “extreme drought.” This is a level more severe than “severe drought,” where Stephens County had been. Also, “extreme drought” is the second worst level of drought that exists on the Drought Monitor’s scale. Only “exceptional drought” is […]

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NGMC Implants Dissolving Heart Stent

Northeast Georgia Medical Center becomes the first and only hospital in Georgia to implant a naturally dissolving heart stent. Dr. Christopher Leach implanted the FDA-approved dissolvable heart stent in a patient Monday afternoon. Hospital officials in Gainesville said the stent is a major advance in the treatment of coronary artery disease because the stent literally dissolves over time. Coronary artery […]

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Stephens Co. BOE To Meet Tonight for Interviews

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The Stephens County Board of Education is expected to wrap up its interviews for the board seat left vacant by Jeff Webb’s resignation at a meeting tonight. Stephens County school board members are meeting at 5:30 p.m. in the Stephens County School System Administrative Offices on Big A School Road in Toccoa. Tonight, the board is expected to interview the […]

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Sheriff Warns of Tax Scam

Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley is warning area residents to be on the lookout for another round of tax scams. Shirley said that this area and areas in upstate South Carolina have been targeted in the latest round of phone scams where callers pretend to be from the Internal Revenue Service. “They will call telling you there is an arrest […]

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AAA Offers Road Trip Advice

While summer vacation season may be winding down, some people may still have vacations planned. For those planning a road trip, AAA is offering some advice. Georgia AAA Public Affairs Director Garrett Townsend said not having a road-ready vehicle is the fastest way to put brakes on that summer trip. According to AAA’s American Driving Survey, people drive the most […]

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Toccoa Receives June Financial Report

The city of Toccoa’s cash balance remains strong at the end of Fiscal Year 2016. That’s according to Toccoa Finance Director Cathy Loudermilk. She delivered the June financial report at Monday’s Toccoa City Commission meeting. In it, she said the city has a cash balance as of June 30 of nearly $1.25 million. While that is down by about $130,000 […]

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