Dorsey Under Contract Until 2018 After School Board Approves Extension

Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey receives a new three-year contract. Following an executive session at Tuesday’s meeting, the Stephens County Board of Education voted unanimously to authorize a new three-year contract for Dorsey that would run through April 2018. Board of Education Chair Tony Crunkleton said there were two reasons he felt a new contract was needed, one year […]

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Stephens Co. School Calendar Approved

The 2015-2016 school year in Stephens County will start for students on August 14. Tuesday, the Board of Education approved next year’s school calendar by a vote of 6 to 1. Jim Bellamy was the lone school board member to vote against the calendar. He said that while he supports the calendar approved, he would have liked to have seen […]

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Hospital Sees Strong Financial Month in March

Stephens County Hospital is coming off of a strong month financially. At its meeting Monday, the hospital authority reported that March showed a positive bottom line for the hospital. Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell said March was a good month on the revenue side was up. Gambrell said that is because surgery cases were up last month. “Generally, when surgery cases […]

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Hospital Changes LLC Name

Stephens County Hospital is making a small change in its LLC that covers physicians working for the hospital. Monday, the Hospital Authority voted unanimously to change the name of Stephens County Hospital Orthopedics, LLC to Stephens County Hospital Physicians Group, LLC. Stephens County Hospital Orthopedics was formed back when Dr. James Fordyce opened an office in Toccoa working for Stephens […]

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Lavonia Police Looking For Burglary Suspect

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Lavonia Police Department and Franklin County Sheriff’s Office are both looking for a suspect in connection with a theft Monday at a Lavonia jewelry store. Lavonia Assistant Police Chief Matt London said that it happened at about noon Monday at the Lakemont Jewelry store on Jones Street in Lavonia. “The male suspect looked […]

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Clearer Day Expected After Monday Storms

It looks like a clearer day is in the forecast for the area today after storms moved through the region Monday. Those storms dumped a total of .24 inches of rain on downtown Toccoa. However, some areas may have received more than that. There were also reports of hail in areas of Stephens County, especially the Eastanollee area, as well […]

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Ga. Supreme Court Hears Case With Toccoa Ties

A case involving a Stephens County business makes its way before the Supreme Court of Georgia. The state’s highest court heard oral arguments Monday in the case of Mississippi-based law firm McHugh Fuller against PruittHealth of Toccoa. On April 17, 2014, McHugh Fuller posted an advertisement in the Toccoa Record that was allegedly based on a 2012 survey report about […]

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Wilbros Withdraws EPD Appeal

Wilbros is ending its quest to have its Environmental Protection Division permits re-instated. The Rose Lane company filed a notice of dismissal in Fulton County Superior Court today. In that notice, Wilbros says it is withdrawing its request for Fulton County Superior Court to review the EPD’s administrative order revoking Wilbros’ waste water and solid waste permits and the prior […]

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