Agreement Reached Between Blue Cross, NGHS

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia and Northeast Georgia Health System say they have a new agreement in place. Both sides say the new, multi-year agreement, which was announced earlier this week and took effect on October 1, will allow patients with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia health insurance to continue to receive in-network access to the health system’s […]

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Charges Filed in Tuesday I-85 Wreck

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The driver of the 18-wheeler that overturned Tuesday on Interstate 85 in Franklin County faces charges in Georgia. It happened about 10 a.m. Tuesday near mile marker 174 in the southbound lane of I-85 near the Franklin/Hart County line. Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas says the driver of the 18-wheeler, identified as Edward Terwilliger, […]

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Funeral Services Set For Kim Lanier

Funeral services are set for Kim Lanier. Lanier will be laid to rest at 2 p.m. on Saturday at Toccoa Creek Baptist Church. Also, organizers have announced that there will be a candlelight vigil for Kim Lanier and to show love and support for the Lanier family tonight at 7 p.m. at the Cutting Edge Day Spa in Toccoa. Lanier […]

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TFC Volleyball Player Wins Award

A Toccoa Falls College volleyball player receives national recognition. TFC’s Kaitlin Weidner has been selected as the National Christian College Athletic Association student-athlete of the week for NCCAA Division II volleyball. Kaitlin is a freshman middle blocker from Corry, Pennsylvania. She had 47 attack attempts and 24 kills with only one error in six sets during the week of September […]

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Grand Jury Meets Again on School Finance Issue

Court officials report that a number of former Stephens County School System administrators met with the Stephens County grand jury Wednesday. The grand jury is meeting with these individuals as part of a fact-finding inquiry into the financial issues that came to light earlier this year regarding the Stephens County school system. Meeting with the grand jury Wednesday were former […]

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NCIS Drug Team Disbands; Stephens Co. Joins Appalachian Drug Task Force

The Mountain Judicial Circuit N.C.I.S. Drug Team is no more. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that his office, along with the Rabun and Habersham County Sheriff’s Offices and the Toccoa Police Department, are now members of the Appalachian Drug Task Force starting today. Shirley said the end of the N.C.I.S. Drug Team came over financial reasons. “Our grant funding […]

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