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Stephens Co. Hospital Welcomes New Year’s Baby

January 6, 2014
Stephens Co. Hospital Welcomes New Year’s Baby

Stephens County Hospital welcomes its New Year’s Baby and it’s a boy! The hospital introduced the first baby born at the facility in 2014 on Friday. Jase Emerson Strickland was born on January 1 at 6:13 a.m. to Maranda Westbrook of Eastanollee and Evan Strickland of Martin. Maranda said she is excited to be...

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SCHS Basketball Returns to Action With Home Games This Past Weekend

January 6, 2014

Stephens County High School’s basketball teams start off 2014 with a weekend doubleheader at home. First on Friday, Stephens County hosted Lumpkin County. In the girls’ game, Stephens County went six minutes before scoring but came back quickly and beat Lumpkin 53-39. Lexie Cash led the Lady Indians with 17 points and Emily Mote...

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Details Released on Filling Solicitor’s Seat in Stephens Co.

January 3, 2014

More details are coming out about the process for filling the now vacant Stephens County State Court Solicitor post. The county’s State Court Solicitor, Dan T. Pressley, Sr. passed away earlier this week. Governor’s Office Communications Director Brian Robinson said that the governor will fill the position as soon as possible with an appointment....

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Hudgens Offers Cold Weather Safety Tips

January 3, 2014

It is a chilly morning across Stephens County and northeast Georgia. With Winter making its presence felt, Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is offering some tips to help keep you and your home safe during cold weather. Hudgens said one thing to remember is to take steps to try to avoid...

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Year In Review 2013: Wilbros Controversy Continues

January 3, 2014

As 2014 gets underway this week, we are taking time to look back at the year that has been in Stephens County. We are taking a look at some of the top news stories of the last year this week. One of those is a story that has grabbed the headlines for well over...

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Franklin Co. Manager Outlines 2014 Goals

January 3, 2014

 By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County Commissioners are considering a list of recommendations for 2014 by new County Manager John Phillips.  At a special daylong work session last month, Phillips outlined goals as well as changes he would like to implement in the coming year for Franklin County.  He said first on...

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GSP Gets GOHS Grant

January 3, 2014

The Georgia State Patrol is the recipient of a traffic safety H.E.A.T. grant of almost $2.37 million from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.  The grant provides funding for the GSP to continue the Nighthawks DUI Task Force as well as the department’s Administrative License Suspension, or ALS Program. H.E.A.T, which stands for Highway...

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Austin Calls 2013 Good Year for Toccoa

January 2, 2014

Toccoa Mayor David Austin looks back at the last 12 months. Austin spoke with AM 630 WNEG about the year 2013 for the city of Toccoa earlier this week. He said overall, it was a good year for the city. “We have done well for the citizens and the city,” said Austin. Austin said...

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Amtrak Crescent Service Disruptions This Month Won’t Affect Toccoa

January 2, 2014

Service on the Amtrak Crescent line between Atlanta and New Orleans will not take place multiple times over the next month or so due to work taking place on the tracks. Amtrak said that for 16 days in January and early February, the Crescent will not travel between Atlanta and New Orleans due to...

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New Year’s Travel Numbers Released

January 2, 2014

The Georgia Department of Public Safety reports this morning that traffic crashes across Georgia during the New Year’s holiday travel period resulted in five fatalities. None of those were reported in northeast Georgia during the 30-hour holiday period. This year’s holiday period for New Year’s started at 6 p.m. New Year’s Eve and ended...

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  • July 10, 2014SCHS Class Reunion plans underway. Representatives for SCHS classes 1978-1982
  • September 10, 2014Stephens County Special Olympics! Chicken Sale!!
  • September 10, 2014Earn a high school diploma at night!
  • September 15, 2014The Currahee Thunder Equestrian Drill Team of Stephens County High School
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