Stephens Co. Charities Receive Donations from Southern Living Home Proceeds

Two local charities receive donations from proceeds brought in by the Southern Living Home at the Currahee Club. Thursday, the Currahee Club and Dillard Jones Builders presented $10,000 checks to the Stephens County Neighbors4Neighbors program and the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia for its Food 2 Kids program. The money was raised through admission fees paid by people to view […]

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Work Underway on Stephens Co. Solar Project

Work is underway on a solar panel farm project in Stephens County. United Renewable Energy and SunEdison said they have started construction on a 700 kilowatt power plant in the county. The solar panels are going up on land owned by the Stephens County Development Authority off of Wolf Pit and Turner roads. It is all part of a Georgia Power […]

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Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting for Wound Care Center

The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday for Stephens County Hospital’s new Wound Care Center on Falls Road in Toccoa. Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell said the wound care center will specialize in treating chronic wounds that some patients have. He said such chronic wounds can result from a number of different conditions or situations. Such […]

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Closing Statements Held in Ayers Civil Trial

The civil trial over the 2009 shooting death of Lavonia pastor the Rev. Jonathan Ayers in Toccoa is now in the hands of a jury. Closing statements took place Wednesday in front of a packed courtroom in U.S. District Court in Gainesville. During their closing, attorneys for the Rev. Ayers’ widow, Abigail Ayers, called this a case of a wrongful […]

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Challenger Announces Run Against Gasaway

A Habersham County man will challenge incumbent Dan Gasaway for the 28th District seat in the State House representing Stephens County. Stacy Hall made his candidacy official at a campaign kick-off event in StephensCounty on Tuesday. Hall is currently the Athletics Director at Truett-McConnell College.  He has also worked in sports marketing for a number of universities, as well as […]

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FDIC Suing Eight Former Habersham Bank Officials

The FDIC is suing former leaders of a one-time area bank. In a suit filed February 14 in U.S. District Court in Atlanta, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation filed a civil lawsuit against eight former executives and officers at Habersham Bank. Those eight former bank officers are David D. Stovall, Edward D. Ariail, Bonnie C. Bowling, Michael C. Martin, Michael […]

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