Challenger Announces Run Against Gasaway

A Habersham County man will challenge incumbent Dan Gasaway for the 28th District seat in the State House representing Stephens County. Stacy Hall made his candidacy official at a campaign kick-off event in StephensCounty on Tuesday. Hall is currently the Athletics Director at Truett-McConnell College.  He has also worked in sports marketing for a number of universities, as well as […]

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FDIC Suing Eight Former Habersham Bank Officials

The FDIC is suing former leaders of a one-time area bank. In a suit filed February 14 in U.S. District Court in Atlanta, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation filed a civil lawsuit against eight former executives and officers at Habersham Bank. Those eight former bank officers are David D. Stovall, Edward D. Ariail, Bonnie C. Bowling, Michael C. Martin, Michael […]

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Two Arrested After Franklin Co. Chase

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A Canon man and a Habersham County woman both face charges in Franklin County after leading deputies there on a high-speed chase. Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas said it happened Tuesday morning in the Sandy Cross community. ” Franklin County Sheriff’s deputies were patrolling the  highways in the Sandy Cross Community when they attempted […]

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Testimony Concludes in Ayers Civil Trial

Closing statements are expected to take place this morning in the civil trial in connection to the 2009 shooting death of Lavonia pastor the Rev. Jonathan Ayers. Testimony concluded Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Gainesville in the trial of the wrongful death lawsuit filed by the Rev. Ayers’ widow, Abigail Ayers. Tuesday morning, former Mountain Judicial Circuit N.C.I.S. Drug […]

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Searches for SCHS Football Coach, School Superintendent Making Progress

Progress continues on the search to fill two prominent positions in the Stephens County School System. Updates were provided on both the search for a new School Superintendent and a new Head Football Coach for Stephens County High School on Tuesday. During Tuesday’s Stephens County Board of Education meeting, School Superintendent Sherrie Whiten updated the school board on the football […]

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Collins Hosting Veterans Benefits Fair

9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins will host a Veterans Benefits Fair in Toccoa on Thursday. It will take place Thursday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Stephens County National Guard Armory on Savannah Street in Toccoa. Collins will be joined by his constituent services staff and representatives from the Veterans’ Administration. The congressman’s office said the event […]

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Toccoa Approves New Franchise Agreement with Lavonia

Toccoa approves a new franchise agreement with the city of Lavonia. City commissioners unanimously voted to adopt the agreement at its meeting on Monday, February 10. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said a franchise agreement is something Toccoa has with Lavonia and all of the cities that Toccoa’s natural gas system passes through. He said the city’s current franchise agreement […]

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Hudgens Issues Initial Winter Storm Damage Cost Estimate

Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is putting a number on the estimated insured losses in Georgia from last week’s winter storm. Hudgens said that those estimated insured losses in Georgia from last week’s winter storm stand at $25 million. The estimate was based on claims reported by various property and casualty insurance companies. The commissioner said that these claims reports […]

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Turkey Quota Hunt Application Deadline Extended

With many Georgians experiencing power outages and other challenges this past week, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division is extending the turkey quota hunt application deadline through 11:59 p.m. tonight. Wildlife Resources Division Game Management Section Chief John Bowers said the Department wants to give sportsmen and women every opportunity to apply for a turkey quota hunt and […]

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