Traveler’s Rest Now Open on Sundays

A Stephens County state historic site is now open more to the public on weekends. Starting this past Sunday, Traveler’s Rest State Historic Site is open for public tours on Sundays. For the past several years, Traveler’s Rest has only been open on Saturdays. Built in the early 1800s, it was a popular stopping point along what was the Unicoi […]

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Stephens Co. Schools Release Info on Pre-K, New Student Registration

The Stephens County school system said that beginning today, all new students or students transferring between elementary schools within Stephens County need to use the new Central Registration Office. The new Central Registration office is located at Stephens County Middle School. Registration can be completed between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. New students need to bring the […]

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Lavonia To Start Search for New City Manager

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The City of Lavonia will soon begin its search for a new city manager. Current Lavonia City Manager Gary Fesperman has announced he plans to retire at the end of the year. At a work session earlier this month, Lavonia City Council members discussed how to proceed with the search for Fesperman’s replacement. Fesperman […]

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Hudgens Says 3.7 Million Georgians Affected by Anthem Computer Breach

Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens has said that the recent data breach and cyber-attack of Anthem Inc.’s computer system has potentially impacted millions of Georgians who may have had their personal information compromised. Anthem Inc. is the parent company of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia. Anthem announced earlier this month that their computer network was criminally attacked by individuals who […]

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Theft Investigation in Toccoa Leads To Arrests

A theft investigation leads to two arrests in Toccoa. Police Chief Tim Jarrell said it started when the Toccoa Police Department responded to an alarm at a Currahee Street convenience store on February 18. “Officers arrived,” said Jarrell. “They found that the front door glass had been busted out. It appears as if someone had thrown a large rock or […]

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Hospital Authority Finances Cardiac Monitoring Unit Purchase

Monday, the Stephens County Hospital Authority approved a financing agreement to pay for new cardiac monitoring equipment that the hospital recently agreed to purchase. Stephens County Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell said that while the purchase was already approved, hospital staff needed a signed resolution to be able to go through with paying for the equipment through a financing arrangement. “We […]

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Million Dollar Ticket Sold in Toccoa

A Toccoa store sells a million dollar ticket. R K Foods, located at 1194 W. Currahee St. in Toccoa, sold a winning Powerball Quik Pik ticket that matched the first five winning numbers from the January 28 drawing. The winner was Walter Vaughn of Demorest. He claimed his prize February 12 at the Georgia Lottery District Office in Duluth. Since […]

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