Hospital Authority Finances Cardiac Monitoring Unit Purchase

Monday, the Stephens County Hospital Authority approved a financing agreement to pay for new cardiac monitoring equipment that the hospital recently agreed to purchase. Stephens County Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell said that while the purchase was already approved, hospital staff needed a signed resolution to be able to go through with paying for the equipment through a financing arrangement. “We […]

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Million Dollar Ticket Sold in Toccoa

A Toccoa store sells a million dollar ticket. R K Foods, located at 1194 W. Currahee St. in Toccoa, sold a winning Powerball Quik Pik ticket that matched the first five winning numbers from the January 28 drawing. The winner was Walter Vaughn of Demorest. He claimed his prize February 12 at the Georgia Lottery District Office in Duluth. Since […]

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Roads In Fairly Good Shape After Snow Ends in Stephens Co.

A winter storm warning is over, but a winter weather advisory remains in effect for Stephens County through 10 a.m. today. Precipitation has moved out of the area, but the National Weather Service office in Greenville-Spartanburg said there are concerns over black ice and refreezing of roadways until temperatures begin rising later this morning. Snow began falling late Wednesday afternoon, […]

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Stephens Co. Considering Ordinance for Telecommunications Towers

Stephens County Commissioners are considering an ordinance to deal with certain types of telecommunications towers. The ordinance is called a Personal Wireless Service Facility ordinance and county commissioners held a first reading on the proposed ordinance at their meeting on Tuesday. Stephens County Attorney Brian Ranck said the proposed ordinance would apply to various types of telecommunications towers. “It governs […]

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GDOT Ready For Winter Weather

Meanwhile, road crews with the Georgia Department of Transportation are getting ready for the winter weather. Georgia DOT Spokesperson Teri Pope said that crews are out scouting the roads and getting ready. She said more crews will be called in as soon as precipitation starts. “Our priorities are to work on interstates and multi-lane state routes first,” said Pope. “Then, […]

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