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Ty Cobb Healthcare Plans Behavioral Health Unit

August 22, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Ty Cobb Healthcare has announced plans for what was once the Cobb Memorial Hospital in Royston. Tuesday evening, Ty Cobb CEO Greg Hearn told the Royston City Council and Mayor David Jordan that Ty Cobb Healthcare plans to put a behavioral health unit there that would create 50...

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Stephens Co. Hospital Approves Budget

August 21, 2013

The Stephens County Hospital Authority approves a budget for the hospital for the upcoming fiscal year. Monday, the Hospital Authority unanimously approved a budget for Fiscal Year 2013-2014, which starts for the hospital on October 1. Stephens County Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell said the budget totals just over $118 million and does not show...

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Toccoa Hosts Workshop on Poverty

August 21, 2013

Community leaders from Stephens and surrounding counties gather to learn more about the issue of poverty. Thursday, they gathered at the Gate Cottage on the campus of Toccoa Falls College for the “Bridges Out of Poverty” workshop. Travis Blackwell is a certified “Bridges out of Poverty” trainer and he led the program on Thursday....

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SCHS Softball Season Underway

August 21, 2013

The softball season is underway at Stephens County High School. The Lady Indians kicked off play last week. Stephens County High School Head Softball Coach Kasey Ivey said they are excited to get the season underway. She said defense and speed are two of her team’s strengths this year. “I think with our best...

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Corps Water Management Site Still Down

August 21, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Web site for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District remains down for now. According to Corps spokesman Russell Wicke, the water management website will remain unavailable for a few more weeks due to unexpected complications. Wicke said that it is a top priority for their...

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Mobile Food Pantry Thursday

August 21, 2013

Stephens County will host a mobile food pantry on Thursday. The mobile food pantry will take place Thursday, starting at 10 a.m. and last until the food is gone, and will take place at the First United Methodist Church in Toccoa on East Tugalo Street. Neighbors4Neighbors is hosting the mobile food pantry. Organizers said...

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Stephens Co. To Conduct Audit of Cell Tower Property Values

August 20, 2013

Stephens County will work with an outside agency to audit the value of cellular towers and cellular company equipment in the county. Last Tuesday, Stephens County Commissioners unanimously approved a contract with Communication Tax Solutions, LLC for the service. Stephens County Tax Assessor Christen Collier said that the company employs people who used to...

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Mize Joins Toccoa Police Dept.

August 20, 2013

A long time employee of the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office is settling in at the Toccoa Police Department. Former Sheriff’s Office Detective Jimmy Mize started as a Detective with the Toccoa Police Department last week. Mize said he is excited to join the Police Department’s detective division. “It is a little bit different (and)...

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DOT Announces Area Road Work

August 20, 2013

The Georgia Department of Transportation will conduct a number of road work projects in northeast Georgia this week if weather permits. The work is scheduled to take place in Habersham, Rabun, and White counties, among others, if the weather cooperates. According to the DOT, most activities will only require shoulder or median lane closures....

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Police Blotter

August 20, 2013

A Toccoa resident is reporting a burglary to authorities. According to a report on file with the Toccoa Police Department, an officer responded on Monday to Prather Park Apartments in response to the reported burglary. The victim told the officer that an X-Box had been stolen from the residence. Meanwhile, the Toccoa Police Department...

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