Possible Rabid Raccoon Spotted

Toccoa-Stephens County Animal Control is confirming that a possible rabid raccoon was reported over the weekend in an area of Toccoa. According to Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter Director Jeff Roberts, the possible rabid raccoon was sighted and reported to law enforcement over the weekend in the area of Poplar Street and Hilltop Way. Law enforcement then forwarded the report on […]

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NGTC Receives Scholarship Donation From Ga. Power

North Georgia Technical College gets a donation from a state utility company. The Georgia Power Foundation has made a contribution to North Georgia Technical College’s Foundation’s scholarship fund for students enrolled in the Electrical Lineworker Program who have documented financial need. According to the school, the purpose of the Electrical Lineworker program is to provide the student with the necessary […]

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Stephens Co. Hospital To Purchase Ventilator

Stephens County Hospital will move forward with the purchase of an adult ventilator to begin replacing older ones in use now. On Monday, the Stephens County Hospital Authority unanimously voted to approve the purchase of the adult ventilator. Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell said that for right now, the hospital will only look to purchase one ventilator. “This is used in […]

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Hospital Reports Negative Bottom Line in May

Stephens County Hospital reports a negative bottom line for the month of May. During Monday’s Hospital Authority meeting, the authority gave its monthly financial report. Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell said a slow month at the hospital resulted in the loss for the month. “Patient census has been lower than we would like it to be,” said Gambrell. “It has just […]

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SCDA Responds to Concerns Posted Online

The Stephens County Development Authority said last week it wants to clarify something that has reportedly been circulating on Facebook. Currently, the Stephens County Development Authority is working with ASI Southeast on proposed Industrial Revenue Bonds. According to the Development Authority, these are bonds that are used to assist companies to finance projects. Development Authority officials said these Industrial Revenue […]

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Currahee Club Hosting Farmer and Artisan Market Saturday

Saturday is the third annual Currahee Farmer and Artisan Market. Currahee Club Community Manager Anne Shurley said that the daylong event will take place on the grand lawn of the Currahee Club’s Amenity Campus. “We are partnering with Stephens County Farmers Market, Currahee Artists’ Guild, local businesses, writers, artisans, as well as Currahee Vineyard,” said Shurley. “It is going to […]

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Special Election in Lavonia Today

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Voters in Lavonia are going to the polls today to select a new city councilman for the Post 1 seat. Polls opened at 7 a.m. and voters will cast their ballots at the Lavonia City Hall until 7 p.m. tonight. Two local business people are vying for the seat that was left vacant in […]

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Franklin Co. Town Halls on Millage Start Today

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Two town hall meetings will take place today for citizens to attend to ask questions about Franklin County’s plan to increase the property tax millage rate. At the June Board of Commission meeting, Franklin County Manager Beth Thomas told the board the millage must be raised in order to replenish the County’s dwindling cash […]

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