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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TFC Baseball Headed to World Series

The Toccoa Falls College baseball team will make its seventh straight NCCAA College World Series tournament appearance later this month. Monday, the school announced that the selection committee again chose the Screaming Eagles to attend the 2015 tournament in Mason, Ohio that begins Wednesday. TFC has made the NCCAA World Series every year since 2009. This year, the 26-21 Screaming […]

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Stephens Co. BOE Meets Today

The Stephens County Board of Education meets for its regularly scheduled meeting later today. That meeting is scheduled to start at 5:30 p.m. at the Stephens County School System Administrative Offices on Mize Road. Today’s Board of Education meeting is open to the public.

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Stephens Co. School System Hires New Finance Director

The Stephens County School System hires a new finance director. On Thursday, the Stephens County Board of Education voted unanimously to hire Alicia Fitzpatrick as the new school system finance director. Fitzpatrick comes from Madison County, where she served as system bookkeeper. Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey said that in that role, she worked under the Assistant Superintendent in […]

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Teen Passes Away From Injuries From Accident

A teenager has passed away from injuries suffered when he was hit by a vehicle earlier this month along Highway 17. 16-year-old Wesley Teate passed away Saturday at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta. Teate was injured when he walking along Georgia Highway 17 in the Martin area near the Stephens-Franklin County line, just after 9 p.m. on May 10. According […]

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St. Mary’s Outlines Plan for Ty Cobb

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The future is looking good for Ty Cobb Regional Medical Center in Lavonia, that is if the State Attorney General’s office approves the sale of the hospital to St. Mary’s Healthcare of Athens. At a public hearing earlier this month, St. Mary’s Healthcare President and CEO Don McKenna outlined St. Mary’s strategic plan for […]

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NTHS Induction At Currahee Campus

North Georgia Technical College honors students inducted in to the National Technical Honor Society. The special ceremony took place last month on the Currahee Campus of North Georgia Tech. NTHS is America’s highest award for excellence in career and technical education. The mission of the organization is to honor student achievement and leadership, promote educational excellence, and enhance career opportunities. […]

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