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Toccoa Clinic Receives Recognition for Electronic Medical Records

June 16, 2014

Toccoa Clinic recently earned an exceptional commendation from the Georgia Department of Community Health’s “Medicaid Electronic Health Records Incentive Program” for improving the quality, safety and efficiency of patient care. The program is limited to eligible Medicaid health professionals for six years of participation in adopting, implementing, upgrading or demonstrating meaningful use of certified...

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Stephens Co. Schools Still Trying to Clear Up Financial Picture

June 13, 2014

Stephens County School System staff are continuing work to try to figure out the system’s exact financial position. The Stephens County Board of Education received an update at its work session on Thursday. Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey said that staff continues to work on figuring out how much, if any, remains in...

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Stephens Co. School System is State’s 30th Charter System

June 13, 2014

The Stephens County School System will become Georgia’s 30th Charter School System. In a statement released Thursday, Georgia Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle congratulated the Stephens County School System on its successful charter school system application to the state. Stephens County School System officials made their presentation recently to the State Board of Education seeking...

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Franklin Co. Poultry Farmer Killed in Apparent Farming Accident

June 13, 2014

A Franklin County poultry farmer is dead after an apparent farming accident. The Franklin County Citizen-Leader reported Thursday that 47-year-old Andrew Lalumia of North Canal Bridge Road in Eastanollee died of injuries apparently sustained in an accident with a hay baler on Tuesday. North Canal Bridge Road is located just over the Stephens-Franklin County...

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Cause of Clarkesville Fire Ruled Undetermined

June 13, 2014

State fire investigators rule the cause of the downtown Clarkesville fire back in March to be undetermined. Investigators released the final report into the March 5 blaze on Thursday. Clarkesville Fire Chief Jerry Palmer said he thanks the State Fire Marshal’s Office, especially Investigator Brian Smith, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms,...

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Stephens Co. Jury Duty Announcement

June 13, 2014

Stephens County Clerk of Court Tim Quick said jurors in Stephens County who received a summons to report on Monday, June 16 need to report. Quick said jurors should report as scheduled on Monday at 8:45 a.m.

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Man Says Dogs Wrongfully Adopted Out By Shelter

June 12, 2014

A man whose friends took his dogs to the Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter while he was out of town wants them back after they have been adopted to new homes. Thomas Powell spoke before Stephens County Commissioners and the Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter board on Tuesday. Powell says he recently was arrested for driving...

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Lavonia Police Capture Alabama Prison Escapee

June 12, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Lavonia Police have captured a prison escapee from Alabama. It happened Wednesday afternoon, according to Lavonia Police Chief Bruce Carlisle. Alabama authorities say 45-year old Stephen Lamar Vaughn escaped from the Decatur Work Release in Morgan County, Alabama at approximately 7:00PM Tuesday. Carlisle said his office received word...

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Toccoa Moving Forward on Water/Wastewater System Improvements

June 12, 2014

Toccoa will move forward with a project designed to stop wastewater overflows at one of the city’s lift stations. Monday, Toccoa City Commissioners unanimously approved a project resolution for improvements to the Ward Creek Lift Station. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said that the city is working to eliminate overflows that happen at the...

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Toccoa Approves Pool Related Bids

June 12, 2014

Toccoa continues moving forward with construction of a new city pool. On Monday, city commissioners unanimously approved bids for both the construction of the pool parking lot and concrete work at the pool. The commission accepted a base bid of $37,840 from Thomason Construction of Toccoa for the parking lot and a bid of...

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