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Hospital Changes LLC Name

April 21, 2015

Stephens County Hospital is making a small change in its LLC that covers physicians working for the hospital. Monday, the Hospital Authority voted unanimously to change the name of Stephens County Hospital Orthopedics, LLC to Stephens County Hospital Physicians Group, LLC. Stephens County Hospital Orthopedics was formed back when Dr. James Fordyce opened an...

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Lavonia Police Looking For Burglary Suspect

April 21, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Lavonia Police Department and Franklin County Sheriff’s Office are both looking for a suspect in connection with a theft Monday at a Lavonia jewelry store. Lavonia Assistant Police Chief Matt London said that it happened at about noon Monday at the Lakemont Jewelry store on Jones Street...

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Clearer Day Expected After Monday Storms

April 21, 2015

It looks like a clearer day is in the forecast for the area today after storms moved through the region Monday. Those storms dumped a total of .24 inches of rain on downtown Toccoa. However, some areas may have received more than that. There were also reports of hail in areas of Stephens County,...

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Funeral Arrangements Set for Teen Killed in Bicycle Accident

April 21, 2015

Funeral arrangements are set for a Stephens County teen killed in a weekend accident. Services for 13-year-old Dameon Malachi Roach of Toccoa will be on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. at New Hope Baptist Church. Roach passed away from injuries suffered this weekend when his bicycle was struck by a vehicle. It happened around 12:55...

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Ga. Supreme Court Hears Case With Toccoa Ties

April 21, 2015

A case involving a Stephens County business makes its way before the Supreme Court of Georgia. The state’s highest court heard oral arguments Monday in the case of Mississippi-based law firm McHugh Fuller against PruittHealth of Toccoa. On April 17, 2014, McHugh Fuller posted an advertisement in the Toccoa Record that was allegedly based...

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Wilbros Withdraws EPD Appeal

April 20, 2015

Wilbros is ending its quest to have its Environmental Protection Division permits re-instated. The Rose Lane company filed a notice of dismissal in Fulton County Superior Court today. In that notice, Wilbros says it is withdrawing its request for Fulton County Superior Court to review the EPD’s administrative order revoking Wilbros’ waste water and...

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Toccoa Proposing No Tax or Utility Rate Hikes in FY 2016 Budget

April 20, 2015

The city of Toccoa is working on getting its proposed Fiscal Year 2016 budget ready for a first public hearing later this month. Toccoa City Commissioners met with City Manager Billy Morse and department heads one day last week for an all-day budget work session at Toccoa City Hall. Morse said the city is...

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Toccoa Marking Georgia Cities Week

April 20, 2015

The city of Toccoa is marking Georgia Cities Week this week with a host of activities. Georgia Cities Week is sponsored and organized each year by the Georgia Municipal Association. According to Toccoa Main Street Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby, the GMA hosts Georgia Cities Week each year in an effort to highlight what is...

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Pond St. Bridge Re-Open

April 20, 2015
Pond St. Bridge Re-Open

The Pond Street Bridge in downtown Toccoa is open once again. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse announced that the bridge was back open to traffic as of Friday morning. Morse said the bridge is also in the process of getting signage for its new five-ton rating. The bridge over the railroad tracks through downtown...

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SCMS Boys’ Tennis Wins Tourney Title

April 20, 2015

The Stephens County Middle School boys’ tennis team wins a region tournament title The Rebels won the title on Saturday, April 18. First, Stephens County defeated Hart County 3-0 in the semi finals, then they beat Elbert County 3-0 in the finals. The Stephens County Middle School boys’ tennis team finished its season with...

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