Toccoa Shutting Down Relax Inn

Toccoa city officials declare another motel in the city unfit for human habitation. Last week, the city inspected the Relax Inn on Currahee Street and said it found that the facility was unsafe, unsanitary, and not in compliance with the basic minimum housing standards required by the city and the state. As a result, the property was condemned. Toccoa City […]

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GDOT Closing Part of Anderson Thomas Road

Part of an area road in the southern half of Stephens County will close today for a time in connection to the Highway 17 construction project. Georgia Department of Transportation Spokesperson Teri Pope said that Anderson Thomas Road, at its intersection with Georgia Highway 17, will close beginning today. “The detour will actually close about 1000 feet of Anderson Thomas […]

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Stephens Co. BOE Talks Supplements

The Stephens County Board of Education approves some of its supplements for next school year. School board members discussed supplements for athletics and activities at the high school and middle school at their meeting Tuesday. Stephens County High School Athletic Director Frank Barden first presented the proposed supplements on Thursday. Barden said that he is wanting to change how athletic […]

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Last School Day for Students in Stephens Co.

Today is the final day of school for students in Stephens County. School lets out later today for the summer vacation for the students, while teachers move into post-planning for a couple more days. Today is also the last day of school at Eastanollee Elementary School. Eastanollee Elementary will no longer operate as one of the county’s elementary schools after […]

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Stephens Co. Hospital Names Nurse Hero

Stephens County Hospital names its Nurse Hero for 2015. Recently, Stephens County Hospital Director of Nursing Faye Taylor announced that Mary Ann Hill won this year’s Nurse Hero award. Hill is a registered nurse in the Critical Care Department at the hospital. However, Taylor said Hill helps out in many departments. Taylor said Hill is a very worthy winner for […]

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Stephens Co. Hospital Chooses Next Administrator

Stephens County Hospital has its next administrator lined up. Monday, the Stephens County Hospital Authority unanimously approved the hire of Lynne Anderson as the next hospital administrator pending finalization of contract details. Anderson will replace Ed Gambrell, who is retiring at the end of the year. She comes to Stephens County Hospital from Amsol, an anesthesia management company with 26 […]

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SCHS Finalizing Graduation Plans

Stephens County High School is preparing for graduation ceremonies later this week. Graduation is set for Friday at 7 p.m. Stephens County High School Principal Sandy Steele updated the Stephens County Board of Education on graduation ceremony plans at last Thursday’s work session. Steele said that the plan is to have graduation outside Friday night at the football stadium if […]

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Two Dead in Banks County Incident

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Two people are dead after a shooting over the weekend in Banks County. It happened about 1:30 p.m. Sunday at a home in the 2300 block of Georgia Highway 198. Banks County Sheriff’s Office Spokesperson Sergeant Carissa McFaddin said the shootings appear to have been the result of an argument. “Deputies responded Sunday to […]

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Habersham Man Killed in Rabun Motorcycle Wreck

By Charles Robertson, WRBN Radio, Clayton A Mt. Airy man is dead and his wife injured after a motorcycle crash in northeast Georgia over the weekend. The Toccoa Post of the Georgia State Patrol said that James Larry Stripling and Janice Stripling, both of Mt. Airy, were traveling northbound in the right hand lane of U.S. Highway 441 on a […]

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