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Year In Review 2013: Stephens Co. Draws Up Land Use Proposal

December 30, 2013

The end of another year is upon us, which means it is time to take a look at some of the top stories from the last 12 months in Toccoa and Stephens County. One of those top stories was the county moving ahead with drawing up a proposed land use plan. In 2012, Stephens...

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Wound Care Center Likely Opening Next Month

December 27, 2013

Stephens County Hospital’s wound care center continues to move closer to reality. Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell said that everything appears on track for the new facility to open to the public next month. “We are almost through with construction and almost ready to open,” said Gambrell.  “We will no doubt open in January.  We...

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Stephens Co. Unemployment Drops in November

December 27, 2013

Stephens County sees its unemployment rate drop in November. Statistics released this week from the Georgia Department of Labor indicate that Stephens County’s preliminary unemployment rate for November was 6.9 percent. That is eight-tenths of a percentage point lower than the revised October rate of 7.7 percent. The county’s labor force dropped by about...

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Corps Announces Some Camping Fee Changes

December 27, 2013

Fees are up at Army Corps of Engineers-managed campgrounds at Lakes Hartwell and Thurmond. The Corps said that effective with the new fiscal year, which began October 1, all camping fees for sites with electricity service have increased $2 per night. Corps officials did say that all other campsite fees remain the same. At...

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Hartwell DDA Suspends Board Meetings

December 27, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Hartwell Downtown Development Authority board is suspending its regular meetings for the time being. That board has been at the center of a complaint filed by former Hartwell DDA Executive Director Mitch Skelton with the State Attorney General’s Office over the manner in which he was terminated...

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SCHS Hoops in Hartwell Tourney

December 27, 2013

Stephens County basketball return to action after the Christmas holiday today in Hartwell for a Christmas tournament that takes place today, Saturday, and Monday. AM 630 WNEG’s next broadcast of Stephens County Indian and Lady Indian basketball comes up a week from today, on Friday, January 3, when Stephens County hosts Lumpkin County at...

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State Ag Dept. Issues Recall Notice

December 27, 2013

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black has alerted the state’s residents to the recall of some Flat Creek Farm & Dairy’s Heavenly Blue and Aztec Cheddar cheeses, sold in Georgia and Florida, because the products have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Georgia Department of Agriculture inspectors will be checking retail stores and...

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Stephens Co. BOE Hears From Substitute Management Company

December 26, 2013

The Stephens County Board of Education hears a presentation from a company that is proposing to take over the handling and management of the school system’s substitute teachers. At its meeting last week, the Board of Education received a presentation from Kelly Services. They are a company that some school systems already use and...

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Law Enforcement Offers Holiday Home Safety Advice

December 26, 2013

Though Christmas Day is past, the travel holiday still continues for some and for some of those people that may still mean leaving town for a few days. For those heading out of town after Christmas, law enforcement is offering advice to help keep your home safe and limit its chances of being targeted...

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People First Gives Back with Holiday Event

December 26, 2013

A group of people with disabilities gives back to the community. People First of Stephens County held its annual Christmas party to help others in the community in Toccoa last Thursday. People First is an advocacy group for individuals with disabilities made up of people with disabilities. People First Volunteer Supporter Jeraldine Hayes says...

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