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Stephens Co. Hospital Auxiliary To Fall Under Hospital’s Legal Umbrella

March 19, 2013

The Stephens County Hospital Auxiliary will soon come under the legal umbrella of Stephens County Hospital. That’s after a motion approved at Monday’s meeting of the Stephens County Hospital Authority. Stephens County Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell says that since the Auxiliary was founded in 1962, it has been a separate legal entity with a...

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Unemployment Rate Up, But More Employed in Stephens Co. In January

March 19, 2013

The first month of 2013 in Stephens County brings mixed results on the unemployment front. According to figures released last week by the Georgia Department of Labor, Stephens County’s preliminary unemployment rate for January was 9.5 percent. That is four-tenths of a percentage point higher than the revised December 2012 rate of 9.1 percent....

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Stephens Co. Purchases Van For Inmate Work Crew

March 19, 2013

Stephens County purchases a vehicle for its new inmate work crew. Last week, Stephens County Commissioners unanimously approved the purchase of a van for the crew at a cost of $23,389. The 2013 Econoline van will be purchased from Toccoa Ford. According to officials, the county received four local bids on the van, with...

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Toccoa Represented at Downtown Development Day

March 19, 2013

Toccoa is among the municipalities represented at the Georgia Downtown Association’s annual Downtown Development Day. The event took place last Tuesday at the State Capitol. Toccoa Main Street Director Connie Tabor is President of the Georgia Downtown Association board this year. She said that the day included a number of meetings with state leaders....

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Lavonia Welcomes New Restaurant

March 19, 2013
Lavonia Welcomes New Restaurant

Lavonia and surrounding areas now have a new restaurant. Tuesday morning, a ribbon cutting was held at the new J. Peters Restaurant on Highway 17 near Interstate 85. Members of the Lavonia Chamber of Commerce joined other local leaders to welcome the new restaurant. Lavonia Mayor Ralph Owens said he hopes the restaurant will...

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Indian Baseball Re-scheduled

March 19, 2013

Monday’s Stephens County Indian baseball game with Lumpkin County in Dahlonega has been postponed due to weather. The game will be played on Thursday, March 21 at 5:55 p.m.  Airtime will be 5:45 p.m. on AM 630 WNEG and wnegradio.com.  

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Georgia Marks School Board Appreciation Week

March 19, 2013

The Stephens County School System is joining systems across Georgia in marking School Board Appreciation Week in Georgia. “They are responsible for an annual budget of $32 million,” said Whiten. “We have over 4,000 students and almost 700 employees and they make a lot of decisions that affect our children and our community. We...

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Toccoa-Stephens Co. Boys and Girls Club To Host Regional Event in Summer

March 18, 2013

The Toccoa-Stephens County Boys’ and Girls’ Club is planning to host clubs from all over north Georgia as part of an event later this summer. Toccoa-Stephens County Boys’ and Girls’ Club Director Cindy Arnold said that the national Boys’ and Girls’ Club organization has partnered with WellCare on a healthy lifestyles initiative. According to...

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Lavonia Looking at Lawn Debris Ordinance

March 18, 2013

The City of Lavonia is amending its nuisance ordinance to change what kind of debris the city will and will not pick up. At its regular meeting earlier this month, the Lavonia City Council heard the first reading of the ordinance, which will become law after the second reading. Lavonia City Manager Gary Fesperman...

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Stephens Co. BOE Meets For Work Session, Board Training

March 18, 2013

The Stephens County Board of Education approves a payment for legal costs associated with the Wilbros civil litigation. The board voted Thursday during a work session to pay $4,600 to Stack and Associates for costs associated with the suit. Following that vote Thursday, the Stephens County Board of Education moved into a board training...

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