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Gasaway in Toccoa Tuesday for Meet and Greet

June 24, 2013

Stephens County residents will have an opportunity to talk directly with their local state representative at an event Tuesday. 28th District State Representative Dan Gasaway will be at the X-Factor Grill/ Cornerstone Restaurant for a “meet and greet” Tuesday, starting at 5:30 p.m. The X-Factor Grill/Cornerstone Restaurant is located on Doyle Street in downtown...

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Work Moves Ahead on Wound Care Center in Toccoa

June 24, 2013

Stephens County Hospital’s planned wound care center continues to move forward. According to Stephens County Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell, crews have finished pouring the concrete foundation to the building and are beginning to put some up some steel beams. Gambrell said finishing the foundation marks a major milestone in the construction of the building....

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Man Convicted Sentenced in 2012 Fatal Hwy. 17 Wreck in Canon

June 24, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A Franklin County man receives a 50-year prison sentence after a jury convicts him in connection to a fatal wreck last year that killed two people and injured a third in April 2012. Thursday, a Franklin County jury found James Thomas “Tommy” Dickson, 43, guilty of two counts...

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Movies Returning to Schaefer Center This Summer

June 24, 2013

Toccoa’s Main Street program has plans for a busy summer at the Schaefer Center in downtown Toccoa. A number of activities are planned for the facility at the corner of Broad and Doyle streets over the coming weeks. First, Toccoa Main Street has announced the return of movies to the Schaefer Center for four...

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Toccoa 10-11 All-Stars Win; 9-10 Team Starts Tonight

June 24, 2013

The Toccoa 10 and 11-year-old All-Star baseball team is one win away from a district title. Pitchers Isiah Martin and Jackson Dean combined for a four-inning no-hitter Saturday as Toccoa defeated Habersham 16-0 in the first game of a best-of-three series between the only two teams competing for the District 10 and 11-year-old All-star...

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Local Doctor Performs Demonstration for Mayo Clinic Doctor

June 24, 2013
Local Doctor Performs Demonstration for Mayo Clinic Doctor

Stephens County Hospital and a local doctor team up to host a doctor from the Mayo Clinic. The hospital and Dr. Brian Raybon recently hosted a hands-on demonstration for Dr. Steve Petrou, a professor of urology at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville. Petrou observed a procedure performed by Dr. Raybon in the hopes of...

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Stephens Co. Jury Convicts Man on Drug Charges

June 21, 2013

A Mt. Airy man will spend time in prison after a jury finds him guilty on drug charges. A Stephens County Superior Court jury convicted Ricky Orell Frady on charges of Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute this week. Superior Court Judge Chan Caudell sentenced Frady Thursday. Frady will...

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Humane Shelter Interviewing Director Candidates Next Week

June 21, 2013

The Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter board is narrowing down the candidates to fill the open director’s position. Shelter Board Chair Harold Andrews said the deadline for applications passed recently and the board has worked with the Human Resources departments for the city of Toccoa and Stephens County to go through those applications. Andrews said...

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Shelter Postpones “Jailhouse Rock”

June 21, 2013

The Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter is announcing that it is postponing the annual “Jailhouse Rock” fundraising event. The dinner and auction had been set for Saturday, June 29th at North Georgia Technical College’s Currahee Campus. According to Shelter Board Member Angie Garland, postponing the event will allow for additional planning time. No new date...

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Stephens Co. Schools Look at Preliminary EOCT Results

June 21, 2013

Stephens County High School receives preliminary results for this past year’s End of Course Tests. School Superintendent Sherrie Whiten presented the preliminary EOCT results at Tuesday’s Stephens County Board of Education meeting. Those preliminary EOCT figures show that Stephens County High School improved or maintained its percentage of students’ scores meeting or exceeding standards...

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