Stephens Co. School System Hires New Finance Director

The Stephens County School System hires a new finance director. On Thursday, the Stephens County Board of Education voted unanimously to hire Alicia Fitzpatrick as the new school system finance director. Fitzpatrick comes from Madison County, where she served as system bookkeeper. Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey said that in that role, she worked under the Assistant Superintendent in […]

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Teen Passes Away From Injuries From Accident

A teenager has passed away from injuries suffered when he was hit by a vehicle earlier this month along Highway 17. 16-year-old Wesley Teate passed away Saturday at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta. Teate was injured when he walking along Georgia Highway 17 in the Martin area near the Stephens-Franklin County line, just after 9 p.m. on May 10. According […]

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St. Mary’s Outlines Plan for Ty Cobb

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The future is looking good for Ty Cobb Regional Medical Center in Lavonia, that is if the State Attorney General’s office approves the sale of the hospital to St. Mary’s Healthcare of Athens. At a public hearing earlier this month, St. Mary’s Healthcare President and CEO Don McKenna outlined St. Mary’s strategic plan for […]

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NTHS Induction At Currahee Campus

North Georgia Technical College honors students inducted in to the National Technical Honor Society. The special ceremony took place last month on the Currahee Campus of North Georgia Tech. NTHS is America’s highest award for excellence in career and technical education. The mission of the organization is to honor student achievement and leadership, promote educational excellence, and enhance career opportunities. […]

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Stephens Co. Relay for Life Tonight

Stephens County’s annual Relay for Life takes place tonight in downtown Toccoa. The annual event to benefit the American Cancer Society will run from 6 p.m. to midnight on Doyle Street in downtown Toccoa between Sage Street and Alexander Street. American Cancer Society Community Manager Cameron Lopez says that they are looking forward to a fun night. Lopez said the […]

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NGTC, Stephens Co. Schools Partnering With Driver’s Ed

A partnership will allow students in Stephens County to continue to have access to a free driver’s education class. Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey made the announcement at a Stephens County Board of Education work session on Thursday. As part of the budget reduction plan approved last month by the Stephens County Board of Education, driver’s education was slated […]

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Peace Officer Memorial Day Today

Law enforcement locally and around the nation are marking Peace Officer Memorial Day today. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that in commemoration of Peace Officer Memorial Day today, the flag at the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office will be lowered to half staff today. Shirley said he asks those in the area with flags that can be lowered to half […]

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TFC Commencement This Weekend

Toccoa Falls College will hold its Spring Commencement this weekend on campus. Commencement is set for 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Grace Chapel and Performing Arts Center on the TFC campus. 118 students are graduating in the Class of 2015 at Toccoa Falls College. This year’s commencement speaker is Dr. Gary D. Chapman. He is currently the Senior Associate Pastor at […]

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