Hope Center Receives $12,000 Donation

By Ethan Jordan, WNEG Radio, Toccoa The Hope Center in Stephens County is the recipient of a $12,000 donation. During a recent Stephens County Mental Health and Addiction Collaborative meeting, Co-Chair Kathy Whitmire presented a check to the center. She said the funds will pay for the construction of two new offices at The Hope Center to house the new […]

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Georgia’s Graduation Rate Continues to Rise in 2019

Georgia’s high school graduation rate increased again in 2019, rising to 82 percent – an all-time high since the state began using the adjusted cohort calculation now required by federal law. Georgia’s graduation rate has increased by 12 percentage points since 2012, with steady increases each year. In 2019, 71 Georgia school districts recorded graduation rates at or above 90 […]

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Toccoa Man Dies in RV Fire Monday

Tests are being conducted at the GBI Crime Lab in Atlanta on the body of a Toccoa man to determine his identity after he was found in a burned out RV earlier this week. According to the State Fire Marshal’s office, shortly after 2:30 A.M. on the morning of September 17, Big Smith Volunteer Fire Department responded to a residential […]

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Collins Says U.S. Judiciary Cmte Looking into Business Practices of Major Tech Companies

The U.S. House Judiciary Committee is looking into concerns about possible anti-trust and privacy practices in the biggest social media and communications companies in the Country. Last week, the U.S. House Judiciary Committee issued formal document requests and other requests for information from Amazon, Apple, Alphabet Inc., and Facebook about their business practices. U.S. Congressman Doug Collins is the ranking […]

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Habersham Medical Center & Northeast Georgia Health System Agree to Purchase Plan

Northeast Georgia Health System has reached an agreement to acquire Habersham Medical Center in Demorest. In a press release issued Wednesday by the Northeast Georgia Health System, Habersham Medical Center and Northeast Georgia Health System have agreed on a five-year plan intended to transform Habersham Medical Center’s campus – ultimately making the hospital part of Northeast Georgia Medical Center and […]

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