Injuries Reported in Major Monday Wreck

Authorities say a Toccoa man was airlifted to Northeast Georgia Medical Center with serious injuries after a three-car accident Monday afternoon. It occurred on U.S. Highway 123, near Cawthon Road, just before 3 p.m. Monday. According to the Toccoa post of the Georgia State Patrol, 78-year-old Ray Lynn Starling of Toccoa was driving a 2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid that was […]

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Lavonia Hospital Names New President

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia St. Mary’s Sacred Heart Hospital in Lavonia has a new president. Last month, St. Mary’s Healthcare announced it has hired interim president Jeff English for the job. English has served as the interim president since St. Mary’s Healthcare purchased the Lavonia hospital from Ty Cobb Regional Healthcare last year. English said he has been […]

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Chase in Two Counties Leads to Arrest

A man faces charges in both Stephens and Franklin counties after leading officers from both counties on a chase overnight. Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas said the chase began in Stephens County with Franklin County assisting. Thomas said that Franklin County Sheriff’s Office deputies picked up the chase after encountering the vehicle Stephens County was looking for in the Martin […]

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Stephens Co. Jail Inmate Dies; GBI Investigating

Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said Friday evening he has called the GBI in to investigate the death of an inmate at the Stephens County Jail. Shirley said that while conducting a cell check at about 12:20 p.m. Friday, jailers found inmate Barry J. Mullinax, 24, of the Liberty/Easley, South Carolina area unresponsive in a single person cell. The sheriff […]

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Early Voting Ends Today

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Those who have not voted early yet in the Presidential Preference Primary have just today to do so. Today is the final day for early voting for Tuesday’s Presidential Preference Primary. Stephens County Registrar Bill Cochran said polls will be open all day today in Stephens County. “Early voting ends today at 5 p.m.,” said Cochran. Early voting in Stephens […]

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