Shirley: Operation Watchful Eye Successful

Leading up to Halloween, the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office joins other agencies across Georgia in checking addresses of those on the sex offender registry. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley says that the Sheriff’s Office participated in “Operation Watchful Eye” between October 24 and October 31. Shirley says it was a statewide effort designed to verify home addresses of sex offenders. […]

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Graduation Rate Out for SCHS

Stephens County High School sees its graduation rate come in above the state average, though it is down from last year. This week, the Georgia Department of Education released its 2016 Graduation Rates. In 2016, Stephens County High School had a graduation rate of 86.9 percent. That is higher than the state average of 79.2 percent, but down slightly from […]

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NGTC, GMC Sign Articulation Agreement

Two Georgia schools come to an agreement to help students in certain programs. North Georgia Technical College and Georgia Military College held an articulation agreement signing ceremony last Thursday at the campus of North Georgia Technical College. The goal of the articulation agreement is to provide Associate of Applied Science graduates of select North Georgia Technical College programs with an […]

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Toccoa Clinic Officially Joins NGPG

The Toccoa Clinic has officially joined the Northeast Georgia Physicians Group. Everything became official on Tuesday. The Northeast Georgia Physicians Group is the multi-specialty physicians group of Northeast Georgia Health System, the parent organization of Northeast Georgia Medical Center. It has more than 250 physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, midwives, and other clinical staff representing more than 20 specialties at […]

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Chain Reaction Accident Sends Car Into Home

An accident in Toccoa over the weekend damages multiple vehicles and a house. Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell said it happened at about 1 p.m. on Sunday. He said officers were dispatched to the intersection of South Pond and Williams streets in Toccoa in reference to a three-car motor vehicle accident. “When officers arrived, they found a 2005 Chrysler 300 […]

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Collins, Black Gather In Lavonia With Farmers

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Local leaders and farmers gather to pray for an end to the drought. 9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins, Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black, 50th District State Senator John Wilkinson, and other local officials met with local farmers Monday morning at the train depot in Lavonia for a question and answer and prayer session. […]

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