Habersham Groups Gets Literacy Grants

Two Habersham County groups get literacy grants. Earlier this month, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded Volunteers for Literacy of Habersham County, Inc. and Cornelia-Habersham County Library grants in the amount of $8,000 and $1,500, respectively to support local literacy programs. These local grants are part of over $7.1 million awarded today to more than 900 schools, nonprofits and organizations […]

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O’Dell Honored At Reception

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County School Superintendent Dr. Ruth O’Dell is retiring at the end of the month and last Thursday, dozens of well-wishers turned out for a special farewell reception at the Carnesville Community Center. During the ceremony, many of those she worked with brought gifts. One of those gifts was a large framed picture of […]

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Early Voting Ends Today

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Today is the final day people can vote early for Tuesday’s primary and non-partisan election in Georgia. Stephens County Registrar Bill Cochran said that voters have until the end of the day today to vote early and avoid having to wait until Tuesday to cast a ballot. “Our hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and then the next […]

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Mitchell is Active Senior of Year

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WNEG names its Active Senior of the Year. We handed out the annual award during our Senior Expo, which was held Thursday at the Stephens County Recreation Complex on Rose Lane. This year’s Active Senior of the Year is Martha Mitchell. She said she was shocked to win the award. “I am totally surprised and do not feel that I […]

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SCHS Graduation Tonight

The Stephens County High School Class of 2016 will make its way across the stage tonight and receive its diplomas. Graduation takes place this evening at Stephens County High School. It starts at 7 p.m. in the Currahee Arena at the high school. The decision was made earlier this week to move the graduation ceremony inside to the Currahee Arena […]

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Stephens Co. FY 17 Budget Process Gearing Up

The Stephens County Commission is preparing to dive into its Fiscal Year 2017 budget process. Commissioners will start their part of the budget process next week with a budget planning session. That budget planning session is scheduled to take place on Thursday, May 26 and Friday, May 27 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day at the Toccoa-Stephens County […]

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Currahee Club Earns Honors From Publication

Currahee Club earns a host of awards from a magazine. ideal-LIVING magazine recently awarded the Currahee Club with three “Best of the Best” awards during the magazine’s annual recognition of cities, towns, and residential communities across the nation. The magazine tapped Currahee Club as “Best of the Best” in the following categories: Best Lake Communities, Best Nature Trails, and Best […]

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Stephens Co. Hospital Names Nurse Hero

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Stephens County Hospital names its Nurse Hero for 2016. Earlier this month, the hospital recognized the annual Nurse Hero nominees and the winner at Stephens County Hospital. Hospital Director of Nursing Faye Taylor said this year’s Nurse Hero is Sandra Vandiver, who works at the hospital’s New Impressions unit. “She has worked with us for many years,” said Taylor. “She […]

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Trimier, Preston Sign to Play Sports in College


Two student athletes at Stephens County High School will continue their athletic and academic careers in college. On Wednesday, both Kentasia Trimier and Jordan Preston signed to play college sports. Trimier signed to play volleyball at Truett-McConnell University. She said she just felt Truett-McConnell was the best fit for her on the volleyball court and also off the court. “It […]

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