Hospital Gets Joint Commission Accreditation Visit

Stephens County Hospital receives word that it is on track for re-accreditation by the Joint Commission. Hospital Administrator Lynne Anderson said that representatives from the Joint Commission were at the hospital a couple of weeks ago for a two-day accreditation visit. Anderson said the visits are unannounced until the morning the Joint Commission arrives and when they are there, the […]

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Wilkinson Center Addition Nearing Completion

An addition at the Wilkinson Center at Stephens County Hospital should be open and in use around the end of next month. Hospital Administrator Lynne Anderson said that crews are wrapping up work on the project. “We are working on the inside finishes now and we have some grading to do on the land around them and some landscaping to […]

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Toccoa City Commission Meeting Today

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Proposed pay raises for the Toccoa City Commission are expected to be re-considered at a meeting tonight. The Toccoa City Commission meets at 5 p.m. today at Toccoa City Hall. Only one item is on tonight’s meeting agenda. That is the consideration of the Toccoa City Commission Compensation Ordinance. City commissioners had previously tabled consideration of the pay raise at […]

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Stephens Co. BOE Meeting Today

The Stephens County Board of Education is expected to look at the Fiscal Year 2017 tentative budget for the school system at its monthly business meeting set for later today. Today’s Board of Education meeting starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Stephens County School System Administrative Offices on Big A School Road. Stephens County School Board members are also expected […]

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Friday Fire Under Investigation

Authorities are still investigating a structure fire Friday in Stephens County. Carnes Creek, Shiloh, Eastanollee, and Toccoa Fire Departments all responded to a structure fire on Friday afternoon on Matheson Drive. That is located off of Fowlertown Road, which is located off of Mize Road. Crews were first called out during the 3 p.m. hour and the fire was called […]

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Veterans Workshops This Week at Labor Dept. Offices

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will conduct its monthly counseling workshops for veterans in Cornelia and Toccoa this week. The Cornelia event will be held Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Georgia Department of Labor’s Habersham Area Career Center, located at 215 Hodges Street in Cornelia. Meanwhile, the Toccoa event will be held from 2 to […]

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