State Election Board Dismisses Stephens Co. Case


The State Election Board has dismissed the case against Stephens County regarding its combining the Registrar’s Office and the Probate Judge’s office. That is according to a spokesman for the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office. Members of the State Election Board considered the case on Wednesday in Atlanta. The Secretary of State’s office had been investigating Stephens County’s decision to […]

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Wilkinson Center Addition Construction Starting


Work is underway on a planned expansion to the Wilkinson Center at Stephens County Hospital. At their meeting on Monday, Hospital Authority members looked at pictures of the construction that is now underway. Stephens County Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell said that work just got underway recently on the project. “The first thing to do is the concrete work and that […]

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Collins: U.S. Can’t Default on Debt

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9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins says the country needs to make it clear that it will not default. Wednesday, Collins voted in favor of the Default Prevention Act. Collins said that is legislation to ensure the Treasury Department continues to make payments on U.S. debt in the event that the statutory debt ceiling is breached. He said the Default […]

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Civil Trial Underway in Stephens Co.

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A major civil trial is underway this week in Stephens County Superior Court. The trial involves Stephens County residents Sallie Grant and Willie Grant, who have filed a civil action against Toccoa Clinic Medical Associates, LLC and Gordon M. Kelly, M.D. According to court documents related to the suit, it involves allegations of medical malpractice against the defendants by Mr. […]

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DNR Urges To “ACTT” On Hunting Safety

With firearms deer season underway, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources is urging hunting safety. While the DNR says hunting is a safe sport with only a small fraction of hunters ever involved in a hunting incident, safety is always an important point of review. With that in mind, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division reminds all […]

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NGTC Students Receive Scholarships

Two North Georgia Technical College Automotive students recently received scholarships from the Northeast Georgia Antique Auto Region & Truck Club. Clayton Smith of Toccoa and Montrell Croff of Lawrenceville each received a $500 scholarship. The funds are to be used toward the purchase of tools and equipment to be used in their chosen future profession. Smith recently graduated with honors […]

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Stephens BOE Adds Four Days Back to Calendar

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The Stephens County School System adds four more days back into the 2015-2016 school calendar, eliminating four calendar reduction days. At its meeting Tuesday, the Stephens County Board of Education voted unanimously to add the four days back into the calendar. Stephens County Assistant School Superintendent Terri Powers said that Superintendent Bryan Dorsey and staff feel good about where the […]

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GSP Investigating Hwy. 17 Accident

Courtesy: Stephens Co. Sheriff Randy Shirley

One person is recovering from injuries after a multiple-vehicle accident on Georgia Highway 17 in the Martin area Tuesday morning. It happened near the Stephens County-Franklin County line in Stephens County. Martin Fire Chief Len Stovall said it started with a head-on collision between two vehicles. “We had a head-on with a Ford Escort in the northbound lane,” said Stovall. […]

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