SCHS Wrestling Picks Up Dual Meet Wins

Stephens County High School wrestlers win three out of four recent dual meets. Tuesday night, the Indian wrestling team upped its dual meet mark to 11-5 on the season when they defeated the visiting Rabun County Wildcats, 57-19. That comes after the Indians went 2-1 over the weekend on the wrestling mats. They beat East Hall, 37-36, and Hart County, […]

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New Name For North Georgia Network

The North Georgia Network is changing its name. From now, the North Georgia Network will be known simply as NGN. Started in 2009, NGN has been a member-owned cooperative operating over 1,600 miles of fiber optic infrastructure in Georgia that provides high-speed broadband connectivity. The company said that as the network evolves to include new communities in other portions of […]

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Stephens Co. BOE Names Moore As New Chair

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The Stephens County Board of Education gets its New Year started. On Tuesday, the school board elected a chair and vice-chair for 2017. Board of Education members unanimously selected Rod Moore to serve as Board Chair for the year ahead. Moore is in his first term on the board. He said he is humbled for the opportunity. “I appreciate the […]

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SCSO Arrests Two For Burglary

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The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office says two alleged burglars are under arrest after getting caught in the act. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that his office had placed an area of West Currahee Street on extra patrol due to a recent burglary in the area. Shirley said deputies patrolling that area last Wednesday just before midnight then saw something […]

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Stephens Co. Hospital Receives FY 16 Audit

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Stephens County Hospital’s annual audit confirms what the hospital had already projected regarding the finances for Fiscal Year 2016. The Hospital Authority received and approved the audit report for the hospital’s Fiscal Year 2016, which ended back on September 30, at its monthly meeting on Monday. First and foremost, Hospital Administrator Lynne Anderson said the audit report came back with […]

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Hart Co. Names Choice for Administrator Post

By Charles Robertson, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Hart County Commissioners find a solution to their County Administrator search. Earlier this month, Hart County Commissioners unanimously voted to offer the position of Hart County Administrator to Terrell Partain. Hart County Commissioners did so after meeting in executive session for about an hour. According to Hart County Commissioner Joey Dorsey, Partain is well […]

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Oconee Federal Maintains Five-Star Rating

For the 114th consecutive quarter, Oconee Federal Savings and Loan has earned a five-star Superior rating from a national bank rating firm. BauerFinancial recently announced it had given Oconee Federal the five-star rating once again for the most recent quarter. Also, BauerFinancial said that Oconee Federal Savings and Loan has earned a “Best of Bauer” designation because it has maintained […]

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Toccoa Remembers Dr. King

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Toccoa and Stephens County mark the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Monday, the annual Interfaith Service took place at Trinity C.M.E. Church in Toccoa. That was followed by the March for Peace, which went from the church to the steps of Toccoa City Hall. At the City Hall steps, this year’s winner of the MLK Essay Contest in […]

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Hospital: Tax Credit Program Going Well

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Stephens County Hospital Administrator Lynne Anderson updates the Hospital Authority on the state’s Rural Health Care Tax Credit program. She provided that update at Monday’s monthly meeting of the Authority. Anderson said that the hospital is seeing benefits from the tax credit program and notes there is still time for people to take advantage of the program this year. “We […]

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