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Stephens Co. Hospital Breaks Ground on Wound Care Center

February 20, 2013

Work on Stephens County Hospital’s wound care center is moving forward. Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell said that crews have started site work on the Falls Road property where the hospital will construct the new facility. He said the hospital is very happy to see work has started. “We expect the wound care center should...

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Leap for Literacy Raises More Than $8,000

February 20, 2013
Leap for Literacy Raises More Than $8,000

Stephens County raises thousands of dollars for area literacy programs through this year’s Leap for Literacy. The 7th annual Leap for Literacy took place this past Saturday at the Georgia Baptist Conference Center in Toccoa. A number of people made the leap into the frigid, wind-swept waters of Lake Louise to raise money to...

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Lady Indians’ Season Ends in AAAA First Round

February 20, 2013

The Stephens County Lady Indians’ basketball season comes to a close with a loss in the first round of the state playoffs. The Lady Indians fell to LaGrange on the road in a first-round game Tuesday 67-57. Stephens County found itself down by double digits numerous times in the second and third quarters, but...

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SCHS Tennis Sweeps Hart Co.

February 20, 2013

The Stephens County High School boys’ and girls’ tennis teams are both off to a winning start in 2013. The two teams opened their season with wins at Hart County Tuesday. The Indian boys’ tennis team defeated Hart County 5-0, while the Lady Indians won over Hart County 3-2. Stephens County tennis returns to...

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SCHS Students Win At SkillsUSA

February 20, 2013

Stephens County High School is sending 18 SkillsUSA winners to the Georgia SkillsUSA Conference. The 18 students from Stephens County consist of the first and second place winners of the January 24 SkillsUSA Region 2 High School Competition at North Georgia Technical College. SkillsUSA is a national career and technical student organization that holds...

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Franklin Co. Hires New Football Coach

February 20, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County High School has a new head football coach. At the Franklin County Board of Education meeting last week, Franklin County School Superintendent Dr. Ruth Odell announced Jerry Underwood has the job. Underwood has been the assistant football coach since 2008. He replaces coach Tommy Welch who...

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Hicks Issues Reminder About Motor Vehicle Tax Changes

February 19, 2013

Changes are on the way in the next couple of weeks that pertain to motor vehicle taxes and fees. Starting on March 1, the purchases of motor vehicles beginning on that date will be exempt from both state and local sales tax and the ad valorem tax, also known as the “birthday tax.” Stephens...

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Gambrell Pleased with Bed Tax Extension

February 19, 2013

Stephens County Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell said Monday that he is pleased that Georgia has continued the so-called “bed tax” on hospitals. The Governor signed the law continuing the bed tax last week after it passed the state’s General Assembly. According to Gambrell, hospitals pay the fee to the state and the state then...

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Rep. Collins To Be in Toccoa on Friday

February 19, 2013

Ninth District U.S. Representative Doug Collins will hold a meeting in Toccoa this week to talk with local constituents. Collins’ office has announced that the Congressman will appear Friday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Java Station Coffee Shop on Big A Road. During this time, Collins and his staff will be available...

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Franklin Co. BOE Will Not Close School This Year

February 19, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Franklin County School Board will not pursue closing an elementary school as a cost saving measure next fiscal year. Franklin County School Superintendent Dr. Ruth Odell said that the board voted on that decision at its monthly meeting last week. “The decision points were coming up as...

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