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Municipal Qualifying Begins Today

August 26, 2013

Candidate qualifying for municipal elections begins today. That includes the city of Toccoa, where two seats will be on the November ballot. Toccoa City Clerk Fredda Wheeler said qualifying begins at 8:30 a.m. today. Wheeler said those interested in running for a city commission seat should come to her office in order to put...

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Toccoa City Commission Meeting Today

August 26, 2013

Toccoa City Commissioners will gather today for a regularly scheduled business meeting. The meeting is set to start at 5 p.m. at Toccoa City Hall. Today’s meeting agenda includes only two items. One is the monthly financial report. The other item involves an agreement the city entered into in 2010 with a development project called...

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Hart Co. Issues Warning About Scam Targeting Elderly

August 26, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Hart County authorities are warning of another round of prize scams aimed at the elderly. On Tuesday, a retired couple came to the Hart County Sheriff’s Office to report they received a check for $10,000 in the mail along with a letter saying they had won the money...

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School Starts Today in Stephens Co.

August 22, 2013

Today marks the beginning of a new school year for students in Stephens County. According to Stephens County School Superintendent Sherrie Whiten, about 4100 students are scheduled to head through the doors of the county’s schools for the first day of classes today. Teachers began their planning last week and staff have been working...

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Sheriff Issues Back to School Safety Reminders

August 22, 2013

Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley is urging motorists to use caution as buses and school traffic return to the roads with the start of school today. Shirley said he will have extra deputies patrolling looking for those who are not buckled up or who are not obeying the posted speed limits. He urged drivers...

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“Red Rage” Pep Rally Tonight

August 22, 2013

The “Back to School Bash” is not the only event taking place tonight at Stephens County High School. The annual “Red Rage” pep rally is also set for this evening. Stephens County High School Varsity and JV Football Cheerleading Coach Susan Carman said “Red Rage” will begin at 6:30 p.m. tonight at the high...

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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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