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Ga. DOT Announces Road Work

June 17, 2014

The Georgia Department of Transportation is performing routine maintenance in Stephens and surrounding counties this week. In Stephens County, the DOT said a crew will trim tall grass growing around the guardrail on State Route 17 Alternate. The shoulder will be closed as that work occurs. Moving to Franklin County, a DOT crew will...

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Carlan Talks About Normandy Visit for D-Day Anniversary

June 16, 2014

Stephens County Historical Society Executive Director Brenda Carlan is talking about her time in Normandy earlier this month. Carlan was in Normandy for the 70th anniversary of D-Day on June 6. She said she went as a guest of the Round Canopy Parachute Team, which did several jumps as part of the commemorations across...

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Boil Water Advisory Lifted

June 16, 2014

A boil water advisory has been lifted for an area of Toccoa affected by a fire hydrant replacement Thursday. The advisory started Thursday morning for an area located between the intersections of Tugalo Street and Prather Bridge Road and Orr Street and Prather Bridge Road. The city lifted the advisory at about 9:30 a.m. Saturday....

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Stephens BOE Hears Second Solar Panel Request

June 16, 2014

The Stephens County Board of Education turns down another request involving the placement of solar panels at Stephens County High School. Last month, the school board 4 to 3 to not allow the installation of solar panels on the roof at Stephens County High School. A company called United Renewable Energy of Alpharetta had...

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Center for Natural Health and Optimal Wellness Opens

June 16, 2014
Center for Natural Health and Optimal Wellness Opens

A local doctor opens a new practice in Toccoa. The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on Thursday to celebrate the opening of the Center for Natural Health and Optimal Wellness. Dr. Paul Dabney operates the center. He said he practices integrative medicine with his patients. “What I do is actually...

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Franklin Co. Looking At Sheriff’s Office FY 15 Budget Proposal

June 16, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia How to whittle down the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office budget for Fiscal Year 2015 and still provide the extra services it will need is a question that could stall passing the new Franklin County budget. At a special work session last week, the Franklin County Commission heard from...

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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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