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Stephens Co. Hospital Holds Love Light Program

December 7, 2012
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Stephens County Hospital celebrates the holiday season. Thursday, the hospital held its annual “Love Light” ceremony in the hospital cafeteria. The Stephens County Hospital Auxiliary sponsors the event each year. Auxiliary President Ann Hauerland said this event is one the auxiliary truly enjoys. “We work for this all year long,” said Hauerland. “We cannot...

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Chamber Holds Fern Point Ribbon Cutting

December 7, 2012
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Chamber Holds Fern Point Ribbon Cutting

The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce welcomes a new housing complex to Stephens County. The Chamber held a ribbon cutting Thursday for the Fern Point Apartments off of Fernside Drive. Fern Point is a 48-unit housing development consisting of one-to-three-bedroom units. Managing General Partner Bill Rea said the project is funded with tax credits...

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New Downtown Toccoa Historic Plaque Unveiled

December 7, 2012
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New Downtown Toccoa Historic Plaque Unveiled

The Toccoa Main Street program unveils another historic downtown plaque. Thursday, the latest historic plaque was unveiled at the Addy Building, located on the corner of Tugalo and Pond streets. According to Kembra Landry with the Toccoa Main Street program, the building has housed a number of businesses over the years. “The row of...

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Driver Killed in I-85 Wreck Last Friday Identified

December 7, 2012
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By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County authorities have identified the man killed in a fiery truck crash on Interstate 85 last Friday evening. On Thursday, Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas said the driver was 47-year old Mitchell Ray Faulkner from Glencoe, Alabama. Sheriff Thomas said Faulkner was driving for a company called...

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Drought Continues To Worsen in Ga.

December 7, 2012
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With little rain falling, drought conditions continue across both northeast Georgia and the entire state. According to the latest report from the U.S. Drought Monitor, far northern Stephens County and much of Habersham County is in severe drought. Most of Stephens County, along with Franklin, Hart, Banks, and southern Habersham County, are in moderate...

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Busy Christmas Weekend in NE Ga.

December 7, 2012
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Christmas activities continue this weekend in northeast Georgia. On Saturday, the annual “Truckers for Kids” toy run will return to Toccoa. This is the 18th annual big truck toy run to collect toys, clothes, baby items, and more for children and families in need in northeast Georgia. Organizer Bear Weaver says that the public...

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Colbert Selected for All-Star Football Game

December 7, 2012
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Stephens County will be represented in the annual Georgia Athletic Coaches Association North/South All-Star Football Classic. The high school reports that Tomas Colbert will play in the game, which is set for December 29 in Columbus, Georgia. The North/South All-Star Football Classic is an annual game that has been held since 1938. Colbert finished...

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Accident Thursday on Rock Creek Rd.

December 7, 2012
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The Georgia State Patrol is continuing to investigate an accident on Rock Creek Road Thursday afternoon. The accident occurred just before 2 p.m. Thursday on Rock Creek Road. Reports indicate it occurred in the general area of Shady Lane and involved two vehicles. One of the vehicles overturned in the accident and ended up...

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Toccoa-Stephens County Tomorrow Releases Report

December 6, 2012
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A committee working to create a community improvement plan for Toccoa and Stephens County releases its summary of a September community input meeting. “Toccoa-Stephens County Tomorrow” is a privately funded effort that is being done in conjunction with the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce and the Fanning Institute from the University of Georgia. In...

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Local Vets Hear About “Huddle Up For Heroes”

December 6, 2012
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Local veterans hear from a young man in northeast Georgia who is doing his part to help soldiers overseas. 12-year-old Christopher Edwards of Royston is the founder of the “Huddle up for Heroes” program and was the guest speaker at the monthly veterans’ coffee at the historic train depot in downtown Toccoa. He said...

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