Saturday is National Hunting and Fishing Day

Georgia will again mark National Hunting and Fishing Day this coming weekend. It is set for Saturday, September 24 and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division says that on this day, there will be a number of different free events around the state. Events offered in Georgia will include kids’ fishing events and Outdoor Adventure Days with […]

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Four Arrested After Allegedly Fighting With Authorities

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Four people face charges after allegedly engaging in a fight with Stephens County Sheriff’s Office deputies who found drugs when responding to their apartment. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said last Friday at about 2:30 p.m., deputies were dispatched to a residence at Fernpoint Apartments in reference to a physical domestic dispute that was reportedly in progress. “When deputies arrived, […]

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Friday Ceremony To Honor Coan

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Northeast Georgia will welcome home Paralympic gold medalist McKenzie Coan with an event Friday in Toccoa. According to the Toccoa Clinic, Coan will be honored with a homecoming celebration on Friday at the Paul Anderson Park in Toccoa. The celebration will be open to the public and will start at 1 p.m. The Toccoa Clinic is sponsoring the event for […]

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Stephens Co. Schools Hire New Transportation Director

A long-time Stephens County school system employee is calling it a career. School System Transportation Director Beth McDonald has announced her retirement effective October 31, according to Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey. He said that she has done a tremendous job over the years heading up the Transportation Department for the Stephens County school system. “We are certainly going […]

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Stephens Co. Hospital Getting New Medical Director For Hospitalist Program

Stephens County Hospital has a new Medical Director for its Hospitalist program. Hospital Administrator Lynne Anderson updated the Hospital Authority on the change taking place at its meeting on Monday. Anderson said that the change is already underway. “Our medical director, Dr. Hancock, has taken a position down near where he lives in Decatur, Georgia,” said Anderson. “We contract with […]

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Royston To Take Possession of Old Ty Cobb Building

By Buddy Hardigree, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The city of Royston has agreed to take possession of the old Ty Cobb Medical Center building. Royston City Council members had a called meeting Tuesday morning and in that meeting went immediately into executive session to discuss the particulars of the arrangement. After the executive session, the commissioners went into a general session […]

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Petreaus To Speak At Military Weekend Banquet

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A retired four-star general is headlining the activities for this year’s Currahee Military Weekend in Stephens County. Organizers have announced that Retired General David Petreaus will appear at the annual Currahee Military Weekend banquet, which takes place on the evening of Saturday, October 1 at the National Guard Armory on Savannah Street in downtown Toccoa. Steve Tilley with the Stephens […]

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