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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Roads In Fairly Good Shape After Snow Ends in Stephens Co.

A winter storm warning is over, but a winter weather advisory remains in effect for Stephens County through 10 a.m. today. Precipitation has moved out of the area, but the National Weather Service office in Greenville-Spartanburg said there are concerns over black ice and refreezing of roadways until temperatures begin rising later this morning. Snow began falling late Wednesday afternoon, […]

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Stephens Co. Considering Ordinance for Telecommunications Towers

Stephens County Commissioners are considering an ordinance to deal with certain types of telecommunications towers. The ordinance is called a Personal Wireless Service Facility ordinance and county commissioners held a first reading on the proposed ordinance at their meeting on Tuesday. Stephens County Attorney Brian Ranck said the proposed ordinance would apply to various types of telecommunications towers. “It governs […]

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