NGTC Does Well At SkillsUSA State Competition

A host of North Georgia Technical College students are state medal winners after competing at the recent State SkillsUSA competition. This year, 26 North Georgia Tech students competed in their respective fields of study, and 18 earned medals in their competitions. Meanwhile, four students who placed first will travel to Louisville, Kentucky, in June to compete at the 52nd annual […]

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Indians Fall At Home to N. Hall in Baseball

The North Hall Trojans evened up their Region 8-AAAA baseball series with a resounding 18-3 win over the Stephens County Indians Monday night at the Reservation in Toccoa. North Hall scored in every inning but the fourth inning, starting off with three runs in the top of the first inning. Dylan Simpson drove in a run in the fourth inning […]

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Donahue Receives Boys and Girls Club Award

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A long-time board member and supporter of the Boys and Girls Club in Toccoa-Stephens County receives national recognition. At the Boys and Girls Club’s 24th annual benefit dinner on March 15, Gary Donahue was awarded the Boys and Girls Club of America’s prestigious National Medallion Award for his unusually devoted service to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Toccoa-Stephens County. […]

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Mountain Judicial Circuit Hires New A.D.A.

The Mountain Judicial Circuit has a new Assistant District Attorney. Current District Attorney George Christian recently announced the appointment of Ben Green to the post of Assistant D.A. for the Mountain Judicial Circuit. Christian said Green will serve the circuit as the narcotics prosecutor for Stephens, Habersham, and Rabun counties. In that role, Christian said Green will lead any state […]

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Franklin Co. BOE Announces School Superintendent Finalists

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Franklin County Board of Education announces its three finalists for School Superintendent. At a called meeting Thursday evening, Board member Robin Cato read their names. “The three finalists for Franklin County School Superintendent are Dr. Ardith Bates, Mr. Shannon Christian, and Mr. Wayne Randall,” Cato announced. Cato motioned the Board accept all three […]

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Miller Joins Toccoa Clinic

A Habersham County doctor is joining the Toccoa Clinic. Monday, the Toccoa Clinic announced that the pediatrics practice of Dr. Maribel Miller will partner with the clinic starting in April. Her office will remain at the same location in Clarkesville. Dr. Miller said it is a win-win partnership for the benefit of the patients as they will be receiving the […]

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SCHS Principal Moving Back to Central Office Next Year

Stephens County High School will have a new principal in the coming year. On Friday, Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey confirmed that current High School Principal Sandy Steele would be transitioning to a new administrative position next year. According to Dorsey, that position will be within the school system’s Central Office as a director. Dorsey said the director position […]

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Windstream Announces President of Operations for Ga.

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Windstream will now have a new president of operations for Georgia. Last week, the telecommunications company announced they have named Jarrod (“J”) Berkshire to that position. Last month, Windstream officials announced they had created the position as a way to better focus on consumer relations in Georgia. In his new role, Berkshire will be […]

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Man Rescued From Clarkesville Tree

A man is okay after being rescued from a tree last week in Habersham County. It happened on Tuesday afternoon on the 200 block of Spring Street in Clarkesville. According to Clarkesville Fire Chief Jerry Palmer, a man, whose identity was not released, was working to take down a tree and was climbing that tree and removing limbs as he […]

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