Stephens Co. Hospital Authority Approves FY 17 Budget

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The Stephens County Hospital Authority approves a budget for Fiscal Year 2017. Hospital Authority members unanimously approved a new budget at their meeting on Monday. According to Stephens County Hospital Administrator Lynne Anderson, the budget does include a rate increase that is around three percent on average, but varies from area to area. Anderson said, however, that does not directly […]

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Stephens Co. BOE Meets

The Stephens County school system approves bringing in state assistance to help set up a new five-year local facilities plan. Tuesday, the Board of Education unanimously voted to approve a resolution requesting the Georgia Department of Education’s assistance in developing the local facilities plan. Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey said the resolution will open up more options and avenues […]

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Wreck Last Friday Injures Toccoa Man

Authorities have released information on an accident that injured a Toccoa man last week. It occurred on Friday at 5:07 p.m. on Defoor Road, just south of Whispering Pines Road. According to the Toccoa post of the Georgia State Patrol, a 2003 Chevy Trailblazer driven by 19-year-old Megan Ashley Rose Squires of Eastanollee was traveling north on Defoor Road when […]

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Habersham Resident Re-Appointed to State Board

A Habersham County resident will continue to serve on a state board. Recently, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal re-appointed Kerry Smith of Clarkesville to the State Board of Nursing Home Administrators. Smith is the director of long term care at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Also, he sits on the board of directors for the Georgia Healthcare Association. Smith earned a bachelor’s […]

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Police Still Investigating Counterfeit Money Turning Up in Toccoa

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The Toccoa Police Department says it is continuing to investigate a series of counterfeit bills turning up throughout the city. According to Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell, the incidents have happened at various locations throughout the city over the past two to three weeks. “Roughly about $600 in counterfeit money has been passed at various businesses around the city,” said […]

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One Killed in Habersham Co. Wreck Monday

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Authorities said that a fatal motor vehicle accident Monday in Habersham County took the life of a Toccoa man. According to the Toccoa post of the Georgia State Patrol, 64-year-old Paul Jonathan Tubbs of Toccoa was killed in the accident on Georgia Highway 365 South Monday morning. It occurred at about 6:08 a.m. on Monday, about one-tenth of a mile north […]

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Collins Talks Internet in Royston

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia 9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins is touring the District this month visiting small business owners who are developing their own Internet provider services. Last week, Collins was in Royston talking to the owners of Paladin Wireless. For many customers in northeast Georgia, Windstream is the only Internet service available and Collins has said […]

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GSP Releases Name of Man In Chase Friday

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The Georgia State Patrol has released the name of a man who led authorities on a multi-county chase Friday that ended in Stephens County. According to the GSP, 29-year-old Darren Adam Dawson of Commerce was the driver of the motorcycle that led authorities from Habersham and Stephens counties, as well as state troopers, on a chase from Habersham County into […]

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