Northern Circuit Gets New Judge

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Northern Judicial Circuit has a new Superior Court Judge. On Friday, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal appointed Elberton attorney Chris Phelps to the position left vacant when Judge John Bailey retired at the end of December. Phelps has been engaged in private practice in Elberton since April of 1976. He earned his bachelor’s degree […]

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Registration Underway for Leap for Literacy

An annual winter time fund raising tradition returns to Stephens County later this month. The 9th annual Leap for Literacy will take place on Saturday, February 28 at the Georgia Baptist Conference Center in Toccoa. During the “Leap for Literacy,” participants brave the cold waters of Lake Louise and jump in to raise funds for the Stephens County Read-At-Home Program. […]

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NGTC Announces GOAL, Scholarship Winners

A Jefferson resident is North Georgia Technical College’s GOAL award winner for 2015. Recently, the school announced that Georgia Zumwalt of Jefferson received the honor. GOAL, or Georgia Occupational Award for Leadership, is a statewide program of the Technical College System of Georgia that honors excellence in academics and leadership among the state’s technical colleges. Local GOAL winners are selected […]

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Franklin Co. Sells Road to IBA

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County Commissioners have voted to sell a county road to help pay for the Ty Cobb Regional Medical Center bond debt. At a recent meeting, the Franklin County Board of Commissioners voted to sell Clear Creek Parkway around Ty Cobb Regional Medical Center to the Franklin County Industrial Building Authority for $311,000. In […]

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Toccoa Clinic Welcomes New Employees

The Toccoa Clinic is welcoming two new employees. Recently, it was announced that Dennis Horner has joined the ear, nose and throat specialists at Toccoa Clinic. Horner is a certified nurse practitioner, a longtime resident of Rabun County, and will practice in Toccoa, Demorest and Clayton. Meanwhile, the Women’s Wellness Center at Toccoa Clinic welcomed Kristen S. Montgomery as a […]

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SCHS Gets Senior Night Hoops Sweep

The Stephens County High School varsity basketball teams pick up a big sweep on Senior Night at the Currahee Arena. Friday, the Indians and Lady Indians both beat North Oconee in two close games. First, the Lady Indians fell behind 14-0 to start the game, but kept chipping away and beat North Oconee in the end, 53-50. Seniors Lexie Cash, […]

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USFS Conducting Prescribed Burn in Stephens Co.

The U.S. Forest Service expects to wrap up a prescribed burn in Stephens County by 5 p.m. today. According to the Forest Service, the prescribed fire may present smoke to Stephens County residents, as well as residents of Habersham, Hall, and Franklin counties. It is being conducted to reduce hazardous forest fire fuels and improve wildlife habitat. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Crews Respond To Thursday Structure Fire

A reported structure fire in Stephens County brings out crews from multiple stations. Reports indicate that Big Smith, Shiloh, and Eastanollee Volunteer Fire Departments were all paged out to a trailer fire on Oakwood Lane. That is located off of Shorewood Circle, near Lake Hartwell in Stephens County. The initial calls went out just after 1:15 p.m. today. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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