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Hayestone-Brady Opportunity Zone Designation on Hold, Says SCDA

October 23, 2013

The Stephens County Development Authority said recently that its application for an Opportunity Zone designation at the Hayestone-BradyBusinessPark on Highway 17 is on hold at the state level. Development Authority Executive Director Tim Martin made that announcement at last week’s Development Authority monthly meeting. Martin said that state legislators want to examine the program...

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Toccoa Man Killed in Oglethorpe Co. Wreck

October 22, 2013

More information is out about an accident over the weekend that took the life of a University of Georgia student from Toccoa. 20-year-old Dylan Cane Parker of Toccoa was killed in a single-car accident early Sunday morning in OglethorpeCounty, according to the Georgia State Patrol. The GSP reported that Parker was a passenger in...

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Stephens Co. Hospital To Open Line of Credit

October 22, 2013

Stephens County Hospital will open a line of credit to help with what officials are calling an unusually tight cash situation. Monday, the Hospital Authority voted unanimously to open that line of credit with Stephens Federal Bank, where the Hospital has a Certificate of Deposit located. Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell said that the hospital...

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Stephens Co. Hospital Authority Elects Officers

October 22, 2013

The Stephens County Hospital Authority elects officers for the year ahead. At its meeting Monday night, the Hospital Authority voted unanimously to keep the same slate of officers for another year. That means Mark Wilkinson will again serve as Chairman of the Hospital Authority, while Dr. Robert Slate will serve as the Authority’s Vice-Chair....

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Stephens Co. Commission Meeting Today

October 22, 2013

Stephens County Commissioners are expected to deal with board appointments at their meeting later today. The county commission will meet starting at 5:30 p.m. for a regularly scheduled meeting in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. Today’s meeting agenda includes consideration of an appointment to fill the unexpired...

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STIP Meetings Set for Helen, Jefferson By GDOT

October 22, 2013

Two upcoming meetings in northeast Georgia will give the public a chance to review the Georgia Department of Transportation’s Statewide Transportation Improvement Program, or STIP. Meetings are set for Thursday in Helen and next Tuesday in Jefferson to review the Draft Fiscal Year 2014-2017 STIP in Northeast Georgia. According to Georgia Department of Transportation...

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Vintage Rail Cars Visit NE Ga.

October 22, 2013
Vintage Rail Cars Visit NE Ga.

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Some little rail cars roll through Northeast Georgia and make a big splash. Members of the North American Rail Car Operators Association, or NARCOA, came through Stephens, Franklin, Hart, and Elbert counties Saturday on their Putt Putt’s and Speeders, riding the rails as the invited guests of the...

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Toccoa Planning Commission Elects Officers

October 22, 2013

The Toccoa Planning Commission elects officers for the year ahead. At its meeting on Thursday, the Planning Commission elected Don Pruitt as the Chair of the Toccoa Planning Commission and then elected Kinloch Dunlap as Vice-Chair of the Planning Commission. Toccoa Planning Director Connie Tabor serves as the Planning Commission’s Recording Secretary. The Planning...

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Open Arms Clinic Holds Meeting on ACA

October 21, 2013

A meeting in Toccoa calls attention to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. The Open Arms Clinic held the meeting last Wednesday on the Act, also known as “Obamacare.” People from the healthcare industry and other organizations in the community were on hand for the talk. Open Arms Clinic Clinical Director Sherry Beavers...

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Cloudy, Wet Morning Doesn’t Stop Saturday’s March for Babies

October 21, 2013
Cloudy, Wet Morning Doesn’t Stop Saturday’s March for Babies

Rain showers in the area could not stop this year’s March for Babies in Stephens and Franklin counties. Marchers gathered for the annual event on Saturday morning at Tugaloo State Park in Franklin County. Saturday morning brought some wet weather in the area and skies were cloudy as the marchers headed out. However, as...

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