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Stephens Co. Hospital Foundation Participating in Georgia Gives Day

December 6, 2012

The Stephens County Hospital Foundation says it is participating in the inaugural “Georgia Gives Day” today. The Georgia Center for Nonprofits has announced that today is the inaugural Georgia Gives Day. According to officials, the purpose of Georgia Gives Day is to bring the state together as one community, to raise as much money...

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OSHA Fines Norfolk Southern

December 6, 2012

Norfolk Southern Railway must pay more than $288,000 for violations of whistleblower protection provisions of the Federal Railroad Safety Act. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced last week that it had found that Norfolk Southern Railway Co. committed such violations. OSHA says that an investigation revealed that a Norfolk...

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Building Inspections Informational Event Saturday in Stephens Co.

December 5, 2012

A free event this Saturday is designed to help further acquaint the public to Stephens County’s Building Inspections Department. The Stephens County Board of Commissioners and the Building Inspections Department is presenting an Introduction to Building Inspections and Contractor Appreciation Day on Saturday at the Stephens County Senior Center on Rose Lane in Toccoa...

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Still Time to Get Flu Shot, Officials Report

December 5, 2012

With the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reporting that flu activity has increased in Georgia and many Southern states, health officials are reminding people that it is not too late to get a flu shot. The Open Arms Clinic in Toccoa said it is offering free flu shots this Thursday, as well as...

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Authorities Closer to I-85 Crash Victim Identity

December 5, 2012

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Authorities in Franklin County are one step closer to identifying the driver of an 18-wheeler, burned beyond recognition Friday evening when his truck overturned on Interstate 85. The accident happened Friday at about 5:30 p.m. near Exit 164 southbound on I-85 in Carnesville. Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas...

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SCHS Hoops Splits With Chestatee

December 5, 2012

The Stephens County Lady Indians had another lead heading into the fourth quarter, but could not hold on against Chestatee Tuesday night in basketball action at the Currahee Arena. After leading the Lady War Eagles of Chestatee for three quarters, Chestatee outscored Stephens County 13-6 in the final period and left with a 41-35...

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EPD Says It Is Still Reviewing Wilbros Consent Order Comments

December 5, 2012

A spokesperson for the Georgia Environmental Protection Division says the agency is continuing to review comments made by the public on the proposed consent order with Wilbros. The public comment period for the proposed consent order closed two weeks ago. EPD Spokesman Kevin Chambers said that the agency does not have a timeline at...

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100 Percent Pass Rate for NGTC Medical Assisting Students on Exam

December 5, 2012

North Georgia Technical College has announced that the school’s 2011 Medical Assisting students achieved a 100 percent pass rate on the exam. The credential represents a medical assistant who has been certified by the Certifying Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants. According to school officials, there were 33 students who were eligible...

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New T-SC Library Manager Named

December 4, 2012

The Toccoa-Stephens County Library will have a new library manager at the start of the year. Last Thursday, the Toccoa-Stephens County Library Board unanimously approved the selection of Emily McConnell as the library manager of the Toccoa-Stephens County Library to replace Michelle Austin. Austin has announced her retirement effective December 31. McConnell currently works...

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Officials Offer Carbon Monoxide Safety Advice

December 4, 2012

After an incident of carbon monoxide at an Atlanta school Monday, state officials are issuing reminders about the invisible, odorless gas. State Fire Marshal Dwayne Garriss said for those using fuel-fired appliances and heaters, there are some important safety tips to keep in mind. “If you have any kind of (fuel-fired) appliance indoors, you...

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