Downtown Building Owner Posts Sign Over Weekend

A downtown building owner uses some weekend signage to voice frustration. On Saturday afternoon, a sign went up on the front of a building owned by Robert Crumley in downtown Toccoa, the former Green’s Department Store at 26 Doyle Street. The sign said “No Welcome Mat in Toccoa.” When reached this week about the sign, Crumley said only that the […]

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Stephens Co. Releases Initial Enrollment Numbers

Some initial enrollment numbers are out for the start of the year in the Stephens County school system. According to numbers released by the school system, Stephens County High School had 1175 students, Stephens County Middle School had 901 students in 6th through 8th grade, while the 5th Grade Academy has 293 students. Moving to the elementary schools, Toccoa Elementary […]

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School System Still Sorting Out School Traffic

Traffic at the schools continues to be a focus during this first week of school. On Friday, there were numerous reports of delays and long lines at numerous Stephens County schools, especially in the afternoon. Also, there were reports of numerous bus delays. Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey said that the first day, while always congested, did present some […]

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Chase Leads to Two Arrests in Franklin Co.

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A high-speed chase through Franklin County last week leads to more arrests. It happened on Wednesday, August 12. Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas said that deputies with his office and Georgia State Patrol troopers from the Hartwell post attempted to stop a 2011 Nissan Altima traveling on Interstate 85 that fit the description of […]

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NGTC Foundation Receives Donation

Perry Gas recently gave a generous donation to the North Georgia Technical College Foundation. The contribution will be used to fund scholarships for students with documented financial need who are from Habersham County and are enrolled at North Georgia Technical College. Foundation scholarships make a difference in whether students have the opportunity to receive an education, graduate and go to […]

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Stephens Co. Hospital Approves FY 16 Budget

Stephens County Hospital will implement a 3.5 percent rate increase beginning with the start of its new fiscal year on October 1. Monday, the Hospital Authority unanimously approved a Fiscal Year 2016 budget that includes the rate increase. Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell said that the rate increase is not something that most consumers will notice directly because of the way […]

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