NGHS Looking To Buy Habersham Hospital

Northeast Georgia Health System is looking to expand its footprint in the region. On Tuesday, the Habersham County Hospital Authority announced it signed a non-binding letter of intent for exclusive discussions with Northeast Georgia Health System regarding an affiliation between Habersham Medical Center in Demorest and Northeast Georgia Health System. According to Northeast Georgia Health System officials, the letter of […]

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Mt. Airy Chief Resigns

Mt. Airy Police Chief Corey Allen has resigned. That is according to reports in The Northeast Georgian. Allen had already been placed on administrative leave last week, according to reports. While the Habersham County town searches for a full-time replacement, Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell is serving as Mt. Airy’s interim, part-time chief. Jarrell had already agreed to fill the […]

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Stephens Co. Commission Extends E-911 Maintenance Agreement

Stephens County Commissioners vote to extend a maintenance services agreement for the county’s E-911 department equipment. In a called meeting Tuesday, county commissioners approved a 12-month extension of the current agreement with Motorola. At its regular business meeting last week, the commission had passed an extension of the same agreement to last for one quarter of the year. However, Stephens […]

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Fire in Franklin Co. Destroys Camper

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Donations of clothing, food and household items are being requested for a Franklin County family who lost everything Monday morning when their home burned to the ground. It happened at about 9 a.m. Monday just off of Highway 328 in the Gumlog community of Franklin County. Gumlog Volunteer Fire Department Chief Robert Massey said […]

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Weigh In Motion Work Ongoing On I-85 in Franklin Co.

Work in Franklin County to install new Weigh-in-Motion equipment is underway this week. Contractors with the Georgia Department of Transportation are installing the new equipment on Interstate 85 near Lavonia. They began to work last night and will continue through Friday. Georgia DOT Spokesperson Katie Strickland said that work will take place between the hours of 9 p.m. and 5 […]

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NGTC Foundation Raises Tens of Thousands for Fall Scholarships

Hundreds of students are receiving help to attend North Georgia Technical College thanks to the school’s foundation. Recently, the North Georgia Technical College Foundation announced that it awarded more than $60,000 in scholarships this past semester, providing financial assistance to 246 students for the Fall 2016 semester by bridging the gap between financial resources they had available and the funds […]

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Toccoa Approves Election Ordinance

Toccoa sets the schedule for its city commission election this Fall. On Monday, city commissioners unanimously approved the General Election Ordinance that sets all the dates and fees for the November election. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse did note that there are a couple of differences this year in the qualifying process. “There are two things that are different from […]

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