New Ag Degree Coming to Emmanuel College

By Buddy Hardigree, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A new Bachelor’s Degree program is starting at Emmanuel College in a few weeks. This Fall, Emmanuel College will begin its Diversified Agriculture Bachelor’s Degree program. Recently, Emmanuel College announced the approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to begin a Diversified Agriculture Bachelor’s Degree program. Owen Thomason is […]

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Lavonia Police Search For Stolen Car

By Buddy Hardigree, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Lavonia Police Department is still looking for a vehicle stolen over the weekend. A green Chrysler PT Cruiser was allegedly stolen from a Lavonia residence Saturday night. 24-year-old Kayla Cobb of Lavonia was arrested after surveillance video was seen of Cobb driving the vehicle. However, she was not driving the vehicle at the […]

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DHS Issuing Replacement Cards After Cyberattack

Following a cyberattack on a major nationwide retailer, the Georgia Department of Human Services says it is working to ensure the security of its customers and employees. The Department and its vendor, Xerox, are replacing 7,292 DHS-administered debit cards branded with a MasterCard or Visa logo that may have been compromised in the cyberattack. The cards allow Department employees, child […]

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Smith Joins Toccoa Clinic

The Toccoa Clinic welcomes a new certified nurse practitioner to its staff. Certified nurse practitioner Rachel Smith has joined the Toccoa Clinic in its Internal Medicine department. Smith earned her licensed practical nursing certification from Lanier Tech and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Excelsior College of New York. Then in May, she completed the family nurse practitioner program at […]

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Stephens Co. BOE To Meet Tonight

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The Stephens County Board of Education is expected to fill both of its current board vacancies at its regular business meeting later today. Stephens County school board members are meeting at 5:30 p.m. today at the Stephens County School System Administrative Offices on Big A School Road in Toccoa. On the meeting agenda is discussion of filling both the District […]

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Joint Commission Makes Normal Return Visit for Hospital Re-accreditation

Stephens County Hospital gets the final “OK” from the Joint Commission on a three-year re-accreditation. Hospital officials told the Stephens County Hospital Authority on Monday at its regular monthly meeting that the accreditation team from the Joint Commission recently made its expected return visit. The Joint Commission made an initial visit in June and found a couple of minor things […]

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Veterans Workshops This Month at Labor Department

Workshops for veterans will take place in Cornelia and Toccoa this week. The Cornelia event will be held Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Georgia Department of Labor’s Habersham Area Career Center, located at 215 Hodges Street in Cornelia. Meanwhile, the Toccoa event will be held from 2 to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Georgia Department of Labor’s Toccoa Career […]

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Lavonia Animal Shelter Needs Supplies, Volunteers After Major Influx of Animals

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Northeast Georgia Animal Shelter in Lavonia is overwhelmed by an influx this week of unwanted dogs, cats, kittens and puppies and they are asking for emergency donations of supplies. Northeast Georgia Animal Shelter Director Tammi Jourdenais said in two days’ time, the shelter took in over 80 animals. “When we opened on Tuesday […]

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Ga. Power Offers Storm Safety Tips

With summer thunderstorms popping up in the region on a regular basis, Georgia Power is offering some storm tips to help keep people safe this summer. Tips from Georgia Power include never touching any downed wire or low hanging wire, including telephone or TV wires that touch a power line, or never pulling tree limbs off of power lines yourself. […]

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