Clayton Business Fire Ruled Accidental

By Taylor Jones, WRBN Radio, Clayton Investigators said that Monday’s fire at a Clayton business was accidental. Clayton City Marshal Scott Crane said that the fire at Mama G’s Italian Restaurant on U.S. Highway 441 was electrical in nature and started in the walls in the bar area. This announcement comes after an investigation by the State Fire Marshal’s Office […]

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Habersham EMC Issues Scam Warning

Habersham EMC is warning its members about a scam making the rounds. The company said it has been notified that some members have received bogus telephone calls stating their power would be disconnected immediately unless they provided a credit card number for payment. According to Habersham EMC Director of Member Services Susan Baker, people should never give out financial information […]

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Ga. Marking School Bus Safety Week

Georgia is celebrating National School Bus Safety Week this week and schools and others throughout the state are using this week to highlight the importance of school bus safety. The theme for this week this year is “Bully Free Zone” and is meant to remind students, parents, and motorists of the important role each plays in ensuring that students are […]

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State Election Board Dismisses Stephens Co. Case

The State Election Board has dismissed the case against Stephens County regarding its combining the Registrar’s Office and the Probate Judge’s office. That is according to a spokesman for the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office. Members of the State Election Board considered the case on Wednesday in Atlanta. The Secretary of State’s office had been investigating Stephens County’s decision to […]

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Wilkinson Center Addition Construction Starting


Work is underway on a planned expansion to the Wilkinson Center at Stephens County Hospital. At their meeting on Monday, Hospital Authority members looked at pictures of the construction that is now underway. Stephens County Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell said that work just got underway recently on the project. “The first thing to do is the concrete work and that […]

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Collins: U.S. Can’t Default on Debt

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9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins says the country needs to make it clear that it will not default. Wednesday, Collins voted in favor of the Default Prevention Act. Collins said that is legislation to ensure the Treasury Department continues to make payments on U.S. debt in the event that the statutory debt ceiling is breached. He said the Default […]

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Civil Trial Underway in Stephens Co.

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A major civil trial is underway this week in Stephens County Superior Court. The trial involves Stephens County residents Sallie Grant and Willie Grant, who have filed a civil action against Toccoa Clinic Medical Associates, LLC and Gordon M. Kelly, M.D. According to court documents related to the suit, it involves allegations of medical malpractice against the defendants by Mr. […]

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DNR Urges To “ACTT” On Hunting Safety

With firearms deer season underway, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources is urging hunting safety. While the DNR says hunting is a safe sport with only a small fraction of hunters ever involved in a hunting incident, safety is always an important point of review. With that in mind, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division reminds all […]

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