Local Suit Heads To Ga. Supreme Court

The Georgia Supreme Court hears a case involving a Toccoa nursing home. Oral arguments in the case of United Health Services of Georgia, Inc. et al. v. Norton et al. were heard Tuesday morning at the Georgia Supreme Court. According to information provided by the court, PruittHealth, Inc. is appealing a Georgia Court of Appeals decision allowing a man’s wrongful […]

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NGTC Announces 2017 GOAL Winner

Gina Sneed of Blue Ridge, Ga., was named North Georgia Technical College’s 2017 Georgia Occupational Award for Leadership (GOAL) student at a recent Habersham Rotary meeting. Nominated by her instructor Deborah Shelton, Sneed is a nursing student at the Blairsville NGTC campus. GOAL candidates are nominated by an instructor and must maintain a least a 3.0 GPA and demonstrate strong […]

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Two Injured in Monday Morning Accident

Details are out regarding Monday morning’s accident at a busy Toccoa intersection. The accident occurred during the 7 a.m. hour at the intersection of Big A Road with Fernside Drive and Rose Lane. According to the Toccoa post of the Georgia State Patrol, a Stephens County Sheriff’s Office 2015 Dodge Charger was traveling south on Big A Road in the […]

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Stephens Co. Commission Meeting Today

Stephens County Commissioners will meet today for a regularly scheduled business meeting. The county commission is scheduled to meet at 5:30 p.m. today in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. County commissioners are first scheduled to hold a public hearing for a proposed change to the alcohol ordinance regarding applications, along with a public […]

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SCMS Girls Basketball Teams Take Titles

Stephens County Middle School’s girls’ basketball teams both bring home conference championships. The 7th grade and 8th grade girls’ teams both won conference title games Monday in Elberton. First, the 7th grade Lady Rebels beat Franklin County 30-26 in double overtime. Grace Witherspoon led the scoring with eight points, while Manisha Colbert and Ikira Patterson both scored six points. Kayla […]

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County Job Tax Credit Tiers Released By State

New state guidelines are changing the state job tax credits that Stephens County businesses might be eligible for moving forward. Recently, the Georgia Department of Community Affairs released its county job tax credit tiers for 2017. In that release, Stephens County went from a Tier 2 county to a Tier 3 county. The tier ranking of a county determines how […]

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BBB Offers Tips For Those Considering Work-At-Home Opportunities

The Better Business Bureau is alerting consumers looking to supplement their income with work-at-home opportunities to be careful. According to the BBB, these offers often peak after the holidays and appeal to people looking for extra income to reduce a debt burden and while there are legitimate work-at-home offers, the real opportunities require experience, do not make outlandish claims about […]

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