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Stephens Co. Hospital Employees Entered in Statewide Logo Contest

December 3, 2012

Three Stephens County Hospital employees will have Patient Safety Week logos submitted to the statewide competition. Angela Jackson, Meg Thomason, and Cheri Clary were the hospital winners of the Patient Safety Week Logo Contest at Stephens County Hospital, sponsored by the Georgia Hospital Association. The Quality And Patient Safety branch of the Georgia Hospital...

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Indian Basketball Sweeps Madison County

December 1, 2012

Stephens County sweeps Madison County in varsity basketball play Friday on the road. In the girls’ game, Stephens County fell behind early, but a big fourth quarter propelled the Lady Indians to a 59-52 win. Stephens County trailed by double digits in the first half. However, the Lady Indians outscored the Lady Red Raiders...

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Multiple Injuries in By-pass Wreck Friday

November 30, 2012

Multiple people are injured after a three-vehicle accident this morning on the Toccoa By-pass. The accident occurred around 11:30 a.m. According to the Toccoa post of the Georgia State Patrol, a 2007 Dodge Caravan driven by 61-year-old Hilda Jean Smallwood of Cornelia was traveling north on the by-pass, while a 2000 Chevy Impala driven...

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UPDATED Stephens Co. Jury Duty Announcement

November 30, 2012

Stephens County Clerk of Court Tim Quick said Thursday that jurors scheduled to report in Stephens County on Monday, December 3 do not have to report.  

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State Says Prison Labor Will Remain Available After Whitworth Switch

November 30, 2012

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Georgia Department of Corrections says that it will offer prison work details once Whitworth Detention Center in Hartwell changes to an all-female facility. The prison is currently a male facility, but will be switching to an all-female prison. Georgia Department of Corrections spokeswoman Gwendolyn Hogan said that...

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Busy Christmas Weekend in Toccoa

November 30, 2012

A busy Christmas weekend awaits in Toccoa and Stephens County. Tonight is the annual “Christmasfest” in downtown Toccoa. That will run from 5 to 8 p.m. Main Street Toccoa Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said there will be some new activities during Christmasfest for people to enjoy. “New this year is a Christmas Sage Market...

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Georgia Agriculture Dept. Taking Applications for Dog and Cat Sterilization Grant Program

November 30, 2012

The Georgia Department of Agriculture is once again taking applications for next year’s Dog and Cat Sterilization Grant Program. This program was created to provide financial assistance for sterilization procedures of companion animals in Georgia. The Georgia General Assembly created the Dog and Cat Reproductive Sterilization Support Program in 2003 to help with overpopulation...

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Police Blotter

November 30, 2012

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office responded to Oak Creek Circle on November 19 in reference to a reported theft. According to a report on file, a man told the deputy that sometime in the past six weeks, someone entered his residence and took four Winchester model 37 single barrel shotguns. The firearms are valued...

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Hartwell Prison Switching to Female Inmates

November 30, 2012

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Georgia Department of Corrections Whitworth Detention Center in Hartwell is switching from a male incarceration facility to an all female facility and that news could affect some counties and municipalities in Northeast Georgia that depend on Whitworth’s male prison labor to supplement their personnel and budgets. Local...

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GSP Releases Information On Two Accidents

November 29, 2012

More information is available on two accidents earlier this week on the Toccoa By-pass. The first one occurred Wednesday at about 3:15 p.m. at the intersection of the By-pass and Memorial Drive. According to the Toccoa post of the Georgia State Patrol, the two-vehicle accident involved a 2005 Dodge Caravan driven by 63-year-old Jerry...

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