SCSO Still Seeking Burglary Suspect

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office is asking for assistance from the public in locating a wanted person. The Sheriff’s Office is still seeking 48-year-old Douglas Mark Dodd of Rock Road in Mt. Airy. Dodd currently has outstanding warrants for burglary in the first degree and burglary in the second degree. According to Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley, Dodd faces those […]

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Hartwell Making Plans for First “Pocket Park”

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The city of Hartwell is planning to build small neighborhood parks in locations around town. At its July City Council meeting earlier this month, the Hartwell City Council voted to install the parks as a way to support and encourage family neighborhoods. Dubbed “pocket parks,” Hartwell City Manager David Aldrich said the first one […]

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Collins Introduces Tax Credit Accountability Act

Northeast Georgia’s representative in the U.S. House is introducing a bill he says would block a federal tax credit from those not in the country legally. Tuesday, 9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins introduced the “Tax Credit Accountability Act.” Collins said his bill would prevent anyone lacking lawful immigration status from being eligible to receive the Earned Income Tax Credit. […]

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NGTC Holds Pinning Ceremony

North Georgia Technical College recognizes a group of Stephens County students for achieving an educational and career milestone. This month, faculty, staff, friends, and families of students in the Pharmacy Technology and Clinical Laboratory Technology programs gathered to watch their student being pinned for achieving their professional credential. According to North Georgia Technical College, five students received their pins in […]

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Stephens Co. Hospital Authority Receives June Financial Report

Stephens County Hospital is reporting that June’s financial numbers were not up to where it wanted them to be. Hospital authority members received the financial report at Monday’s monthly authority meeting. According to Stephens County Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell, the hospital’s revenues last month were not at the level that the hospital budgeted them to be. Gambrell said the hospital […]

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Hospital Still Gathering Cost Estimate on Proposed Wilkinson Center Addition

Work continues to finalize the proposal for a planned minor addition to Stephens County Hospital’s Wilkinson Center. The hospital is looking to build four additional units at the Wilkinson Center that would fall under the facility’s current license. Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell said he is close to having a final cost estimate on the project ready to present to the […]

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One Arrested in Royston Armed Robbery

Reports indicate that a man is in custody, charged in connection to an alleged armed robbery at a Royston drug store. According to a Facebook post from the Royston Police Department, the robbery was reported just before 8:45 p.m. at the Rite Aid in Royston. Royston Police said that a suspect placed a box on the counter at the store […]

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NGTC Gets New CNC Equipment

North Georgia Technical College is welcoming some new pieces of equipment for one of its programs. Several new pieces of Computer Numeric Controlled, or CNC, machining equipment were delivered to the Purcell Metals building on the North Georgia Technical College Clarkesville Campus in July. Purchased with funds made available from a USDA Rural Development grant, two lathes, one mill and […]

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Former Commissioner Chitwood Passes Away

Funeral services are set for a former Stephens County Commissioner. Steve Roger Chitwood passed away on Saturday at the age of 86 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Chitwood served as a Stephens County Commissioner for four years, having been elected in 2002 and serving through 2006. He also served on the Stephens County Development Authority, Stephens County Chamber of Commerce, […]

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