Region 8-AAAA Wraps Up Hoops Tourney

It is on to the state playoffs for four Region 8-AAAA basketball teams after the Region tournament wrapped up Saturday at Johnson High School in Oakwood. Accessnorthga.com reports that the Johnson High School boys’ won the region title Saturday night, beating Buford 81-69. Meanwhile, the Buford girls beat Chestatee for the girls’ title 26-10. In third place games, accessnorthga.com reports […]

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Stephens BOE Raises Cannery Prices

Stephens County school board members continue to debate what to do with the cannery. The Stephens County Board of Education discussed the cannery again at its work session and called meeting on Thursday. Last month, Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey announced that the cannery’s operations, after much discussion, had ben cut from 10 hours a day, four days a […]

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SCMS Marks Black History Month

Stephens County Middle School marks Black History Month. The school held its annual Black History Month program on Thursday afternoon. This year’s special guest speaker was Stephens County High School graduate Marina Woodruff. She used music to show how artists and singers of all races and styles today are influenced by famous black artists of the past, using as examples […]

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St. Mary’s May Buy Ty Cobb Hospital

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Officials with Ty Cobb Regional Medical Center confirm negotiations are underway for the possible sale of Ty Cobb Regional Medical Center to St. Mary’s Healthcare System of Athens. Ty Cobb Healthcare CEO Greg Hearn made the announcement late Wednesday morning in a prepared press release. “Strategic discussions between the healthcare providers have been ongoing […]

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‘Can Man’ Found Dead; No Foul Play Suspected

Authorities in Stephens County are investigating a death to ensure that no foul play was involved. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that he was contacted earlier this week about a person who had not been seen. “I was called by two different individuals about Winfred Kallenback,” said Shirley. “Most folks around Toccoa would know this man by the ‘can […]

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NGTC Names New Police Chief

North Georgia Technical College has a new Chief of Campus Police. The school has announced that Stan Lovell has taken that position. Lovell has served as Chief Investigator for the Habersham County District Attorney since 1998, preparing cases for trials by state prosecutors. As he moves into the role of Police Chief in the college environment, Lovell says he is […]

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Toccoa Man Pleads Guilty In 2012 Murder

A man charged with malice murder in Stephens County has entered a guilty plea, avoiding a possible death penalty trial. 24-year-old Shannon Iceal Maxwell of Toccoa pleaded guilty Wednesday in Stephens County Superior Court to a host of charges. Those charges include felony murder, burglary, criminal attempt to commit a felony, two counts of aggravated assault, and possession of a […]

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