Indians Fall To Wolves in Region Baseball

The Stephens County Indians will wrap up the regular season tonight and look to get a spot in the AAAA state baseball playoffs. Wednesday, three Buford pitchers combined to no-hit the Indians as the Wolves won 11-3 on Senior Night at the Reservation. After Buford scored a run in the top of the first inning, the Indians tied it at […]

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Job Fair In Habersham Co. Today

The Georgia Department of Labor is sponsoring a resource and career expo today for veterans and other job seekers in the Habersham County area. Today’s expo will be held in the Cornelia United Methodist Church on Wyly Street in Cornelia from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. It is designed to assist with the employment needs of active, retired, and reserve […]

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Stephens Co. BOE Votes To Close Eastanollee Elementary

Eastanollee Elementary School will close at the end of the school year. Tuesday, the Stephens County Board of Education voted unanimously to close Eastanollee Elementary and re-structure Grades Pre-K through Five beginning next school year. Stephens County Board of Education Chairman Tony Crunkleton said that this has been an incredibly difficult decision. “It has been hard on all of us,” […]

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Dorsey Under Contract Until 2018 After School Board Approves Extension

Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey receives a new three-year contract. Following an executive session at Tuesday’s meeting, the Stephens County Board of Education voted unanimously to authorize a new three-year contract for Dorsey that would run through April 2018. Board of Education Chair Tony Crunkleton said there were two reasons he felt a new contract was needed, one year […]

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Stephens Co. School Calendar Approved

The 2015-2016 school year in Stephens County will start for students on August 14. Tuesday, the Board of Education approved next year’s school calendar by a vote of 6 to 1. Jim Bellamy was the lone school board member to vote against the calendar. He said that while he supports the calendar approved, he would have liked to have seen […]

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Hospital Sees Strong Financial Month in March

Stephens County Hospital is coming off of a strong month financially. At its meeting Monday, the hospital authority reported that March showed a positive bottom line for the hospital. Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell said March was a good month on the revenue side was up. Gambrell said that is because surgery cases were up last month. “Generally, when surgery cases […]

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Hospital Changes LLC Name

Stephens County Hospital is making a small change in its LLC that covers physicians working for the hospital. Monday, the Hospital Authority voted unanimously to change the name of Stephens County Hospital Orthopedics, LLC to Stephens County Hospital Physicians Group, LLC. Stephens County Hospital Orthopedics was formed back when Dr. James Fordyce opened an office in Toccoa working for Stephens […]

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Lavonia Police Looking For Burglary Suspect

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Lavonia Police Department and Franklin County Sheriff’s Office are both looking for a suspect in connection with a theft Monday at a Lavonia jewelry store. Lavonia Assistant Police Chief Matt London said that it happened at about noon Monday at the Lakemont Jewelry store on Jones Street in Lavonia. “The male suspect looked […]

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