Operation Christmas Child Underway

Operation Christmas Child is again gearing up this holiday season across the country and this region is no different. Samaritan’s Purse, an international relief organization, runs Operation Christmas Child each year. Operation Christmas Child collects shoeboxes filled with items to send to children in war-torn and poverty stricken areas around the world. This is National Collection Week for Operation Christmas […]

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Wilkinson Named Senate Republican Caucus Secretary

50th District State Senator John Wilkinson will serve in a new role in Georgia General Assembly this year in addition to his normal legislative duties. Wilkinson has been elected to serve as Secretary of the Senate Republican Caucus for the upcoming biennial legislative term of the Georgia General Assembly. In this role, Senator Wilkinson will be responsible for recording all […]

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Hospital Purchases Fracture Table

Stephens County Hospital is making an equipment purchase. Monday, the Hospital Authority unanimously approved the purchase of a new fracture table for the hospital. Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell said the fracture table will be used by the hospital for orthopedic surgeries. “It can take care of any patient that has a fracture below the waist, but the neat thing about […]

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Stephens Co. BOE Meeting Today

The Stephens County Board of Education meets later today for its regularly scheduled monthly business meeting. Today’s Board of Education meeting will start at 5:30 p.m. It will take place in the Tugaloo Building of the Stephens County School System administrative offices on Mize Road. The meeting is open to the public. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Hunters for the Hungry Program Underway

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Cooling fall temperatures have whitetail deer on the move, giving deer hunters the perfect opportunity to participate in the annual Georgia Hunters For The Hungry program. Hunters for the Hungry is a partnership between the Georgia Wildlife Federation, Wildlife Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, and the Georgia Food Bank Association […]

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DOT: Turn Off Automated Sprinklers Overnight In Cold Weather

With temperatures dropping and headed well below freezing over the next couple of nights, the Georgia Department of Transportation is reminding people to turn off sprinkler systems with automatic timers set to run overnight. DOT District Engineer Brent Cook said sprinkler systems that are left on overnight in freezing temperatures can create a hazardous condition for motorists the next morning. […]

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TFC Basketball Update

The Toccoa Falls College men’s basketball team split a pair of games over the weekend. On Friday and Saturday, the Screaming Eagles played Boyce College and Spalding University on Friday at Oglethorpe University. Friday, TFC beat Boyce 97-69 behind 28 points from Jon Sauls and 17 points from Josh Barrett. However on Saturday, NCAA Division III Spalding handed TFC its […]

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Hudgens Reminds Georgians To Check Homeowners’ Policies Regarding Damage from Cold Temps

As colder temperatures set in over the coming days, Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens said Georgians should remember that if their homes are damaged by extreme cold, they may get financial relief through their homeowners policies. Hudgens said that depending on the source of the property damage, someone may or may not be covered. He said there […]

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