Habersham Co. Eligible for SBA Drought Loans

The U.S. Small Business Administration says that federal Economic Injury Disaster Loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in agriculture and private non-profit organizations in parts of Georgia as a result of the drought this summer. This disaster declaration includes Habersham County, as well as Dawson, Fannin, Hall, Lumpkin, Towns, Union, and White counties. Under […]

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Wilkinson Named to Trump Advisory Committee

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50th District State Senator John Wilkinson is a member of one of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s advisory committees. In a press release Tuesday, Trump named Wilkinson as one of the 65 men and women on the Agricultural Advisory Committee. The Toccoa native currently serves as the Chairman of the Agriculture and Consumer Affairs Committee in the Georgia State Senate. […]

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Stephens Co. Hospital Authority Approves FY 17 Budget

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The Stephens County Hospital Authority approves a budget for Fiscal Year 2017. Hospital Authority members unanimously approved a new budget at their meeting on Monday. According to Stephens County Hospital Administrator Lynne Anderson, the budget does include a rate increase that is around three percent on average, but varies from area to area. Anderson said, however, that does not directly […]

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Stephens Co. BOE Meets

The Stephens County school system approves bringing in state assistance to help set up a new five-year local facilities plan. Tuesday, the Board of Education unanimously voted to approve a resolution requesting the Georgia Department of Education’s assistance in developing the local facilities plan. Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey said the resolution will open up more options and avenues […]

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Lady Indian Softball Wins Fifth Straight

Make it five in a row for the Stephens County High School Lady Indian softball team. Tuesday, the Lady Indian softball team picked up another non-region win, beating Franklin County 6-1 at the Reservation in Toccoa. Alana Dunson had a double, an RBI, and scored two runs to lead the Lady Indians offensively. Peyton Terrell added a double with an […]

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Wreck Last Friday Injures Toccoa Man

Authorities have released information on an accident that injured a Toccoa man last week. It occurred on Friday at 5:07 p.m. on Defoor Road, just south of Whispering Pines Road. According to the Toccoa post of the Georgia State Patrol, a 2003 Chevy Trailblazer driven by 19-year-old Megan Ashley Rose Squires of Eastanollee was traveling north on Defoor Road when […]

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Habersham Resident Re-Appointed to State Board

A Habersham County resident will continue to serve on a state board. Recently, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal re-appointed Kerry Smith of Clarkesville to the State Board of Nursing Home Administrators. Smith is the director of long term care at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Also, he sits on the board of directors for the Georgia Healthcare Association. Smith earned a bachelor’s […]

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Police Still Investigating Counterfeit Money Turning Up in Toccoa

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The Toccoa Police Department says it is continuing to investigate a series of counterfeit bills turning up throughout the city. According to Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell, the incidents have happened at various locations throughout the city over the past two to three weeks. “Roughly about $600 in counterfeit money has been passed at various businesses around the city,” said […]

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