Toccoa Clinic Dermatologists Settle Medicare Billing Issue With U.S. Attorney

Two local dermatologists and their practice group will pay nearly $2 million to settle claims regarding Medicare billing. Monday, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia announced that it has reached a settlement with dermatologists Margaret Kopchick, M.D., and Russell Burken, M.D., and their practice group, Toccoa Clinic Medical Associates. Those parties agreed collectively to pay $1.9 […]

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City Unveils New Sidewalk

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The city of Toccoa unveils a new sidewalk designed to increase pedestrian access along Big A Road. On Monday, the city held a ribbon cutting and walk on the new sidewalk between Fernside Drive and the Wal-Mart area on Big A Road. Toccoa Mayor Evan Hellenga said the city is pleased to have the increased access for walkers along Big […]

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Stephens Co. BOE Meets Today

The Stephens County Board of Education meets today for a regularly scheduled meeting. That meeting will start at 5:30 p.m. at the School System Administrative Offices at the old Big A School, which is located on Big A School Road, just off of Big A Road. Today’s Stephens County Board of Education meeting is open to the public. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Suspect Named in Clarkesville, Lavonia Burglaries

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A high-speed chase in Habersham County leads to the arrest of a former Lavonia man who is a suspect in two pharmacy burglaries, one in Clarkesville and another in Lavonia. The Clarkesville burglary happened back on April 10 and that burglary was almost identical to one at Riggins Pharmacy in Lavonia recently, said Lavonia […]

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Teacher of the Year Banquet Held

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Stephens County honors its Teacher of the Year. The annual Stephens County School System Teacher of the Year banquet took place Thursday at the Currahee Campus of North Georgia Technical College. This year’s system-wide teacher of the year, named back in November, is art teacher Timothy Mitchell, representing Liberty Elementary School as its Teacher of the Year as well. Mitchell […]

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Stephens Co. Special Olympics Holds Spring Games

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Stephens County Special Olympics gathers for its annual Spring Games. Those took place on Friday at the Stephens County High School football stadium. Local Special Olympics Coordinator Kevin Phillips said that the Spring Games is one of the biggest events that Stephens County Special Olympics holds each year for the athletes. “Today’s Spring Games is really important for us because […]

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Lawrenceville Woman Charged in High-Speed Chase in Franklin Co.

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A Lawrenceville woman ends up in the hospital after leading multiple law enforcement agencies on a high-speed chase through several counties. It started late Thursday night in Barrow County, according to Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas. “Franklin County Sheriff’s office was alerted to the chase by Franklin County 911,” Thomas said. “The chase began […]

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Murder Trial Set to Start in Franklin Co.

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Jury selection is set to begin today in the murder trial of a Canon man, accused in the death of his mother last summer. 40-year old John Robert Dye of Canon is charged with felony murder, felony aggravated assault and felony animal cruelty. Authorities say on the morning of Thursday, August 27, 2015, Franklin […]

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Mobile Unit Career Coach in Toccoa Today

People looking for employment can take advantage of a mobile unit coming to Toccoa today. The Georgia Mountains Regional Commission Workforce Development Mobile Career Coach unit will be at the Toccoa-Stephens County Library from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. The Toccoa-Stephens County Library is located on West Savannah Street in Toccoa. Regional Commission officials said the unit will be […]

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