Orphan County TV Survey Results Released

Results are in from a survey of residents in Stephens, Franklin, Hart, and Elbert counties regarding how they feel about switching to Atlanta local TV stations instead of South Carolina stations. Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers released the results of that survey at Tuesday’s Stephens County Commission meeting. Stephens and surrounding counties are continuing to work to try to get […]

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Senior Center Honors Volunteers

The Stephens County Senior Center takes time to honor its volunteers. A volunteer recognition luncheon was held on Wednesday for those who donate their time to the Senior Center each year. Stephens County Senior Center Director Lisa Thomas said that the agency could not do all it does without the help of these people and organizations. “We could not do […]

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Collins Introduces Bill Intended to Stop Job Outsourcing

9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins is re-introducing a bill that he said is meant to stop the outsourcing of American jobs. Collins said this legislation would stop employers from abusing temporary visas given to them by the H-1B program. According to Collins, the H-1B program allows American businesses to hire foreign professionals if American workers can’t fill the jobs. […]

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Authorities Release Details on Fatal Motorcycle Wreck

More information is out on a fatal motorcycle wreck in Stephens County last week. The Toccoa post of the Georgia State Patrol released the accident report from Friday’s accident on Tuesday. In it, authorities identify the person killed in the motorcycle accident as 54-year-old Micky Lamar Miller of Toccoa. The accident happened just after 6:30 p.m. on Friday on Turner […]

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Banks Co. Authorities Make Gambling Bust

Banks County authorities bust a store on gambling-related allegations. Friday at about 1 p.m., the Banks County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant for the premises of The Country Store located at 2448 Highway 51 South in Lula where investigators seized four lottery gambling machines and over $16,000. Banks County investigators said they began to receive complaints regarding illegal gambling […]

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St. Mary’s Moves Into Third Year of Residency Program

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia For the third year in its three-year history, the Augusta University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership Internal Medicine Residency Program at St. Mary’s Health Care System has filled all openings for its new class of medical residents. The AU/UGA Medical Partnership Internal Medicine Residency Program is the first new graduate medical education program in Northeast […]

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Stephens Co. To Look For New Senior Center Bus

Stephens County is going to look at getting a new bus for its Senior Center. On Tuesday, the Stephens County Commission was considering approving a repair to the Senior Center’s current bus at a cost of about $9,000. Stephens County Commissioner Dean Scarborough then brought up the idea of a new bus, noting the age of the current bus. Scarborough […]

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