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Hartwell Veteran Receives French Honor

January 29, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Hartwell A Hartwell man and World War II veteran is honored by the French Government for his service in helping liberate France from the Nazis. 91-year old Arthur Mohor was among twelve veterans and three Northeast Georgians who were in Atlanta Tuesday to receive the National Order of the...

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Stephens Co. Receives Good Audit Report

January 28, 2015

Stephens County receives a clean opinion on its Fiscal Year 2014 audit. Meredith Lipson with the county’s auditing firm of Mauldin and Jenkins appeared before county commissioners Tuesday to make her annual audit report for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2014. She said the county received the clean audit opinion, which is...

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Toccoa, Stephens Co. Pairing Up On Animal Control Officer

January 28, 2015

Toccoa and Stephens County are moving towards making a change to the way animal control is handled in the county. Both the city and county commissioners have talked about the issue in the past week. On Friday, Stephens County Commissioners voted unanimously to create a position of an animal control officer under the County...

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Castration Debate Takes Center Stage At Commission Meeting

January 28, 2015

Animal control and castration again took center stage at Tuesday’s Stephens County Commission meeting as people on both sides of the issue spoke to commissioners. Local resident Kathy Pauly first questioned the decision not to charge a woman who reportedly castrated a family dog earlier this month with animal cruelty or practicing veterinary medicine...

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Indians Split With White Co. In Hoops

January 28, 2015

Tyriq Combs scored 17 first half points, including five three-pointers, and Tay Jones scored 13 of his 19 points in the second half to lead the Stephens County Indian boys to their first region win of the year, beating White County 65-58 Tuesday at the Currahee Arena. Up three with 13 seconds to go,...

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TFC Swept on Road in Basketball

January 28, 2015

The Toccoa Falls College basketball teams suffer a road sweep at the hands of Bob Jones University. Both the TFC men’s and women’s teams traveled to play Bob Jones on Saturday. In the men’s game, TFC placed four scorers in double figures but lost to Bob Jones, 97-75. Jon Sauls led the Screaming Eagle...

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City Approves Bid on Davidson Lake Dredging

January 27, 2015

The city of Toccoa will move forward with using a northeast Georgia company to dredge Davidson Lake. Monday, city commissioners unanimously approved a bid from a company called River Sand, Inc. of Cleveland, Georgia for the dredging project in the amount of just over $1.014 million. River Sand’s bid was the lowest of four...

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Stephens Co. Commission Meeting Today

January 27, 2015

Stephens County Commissioners will meet later today for a regularly scheduled meeting. The county commission meets at 5:30 p.m. in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. County commissioners will start their meeting with a work session to discuss items that are on the business meeting agenda. The business...

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SCH, Other Hospitals Affected By New Federal Rules on Medicare

January 27, 2015

Stephens County Hospital, along with most other hospitals, will see a slight payment reduction from Medicare under new pay for performance standards put in place by the federal government. Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell updated the Hospital Authority on the new standards at last week’s monthly Authority meeting. Gambrell said the hospital will face a...

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Lavonia P.D. Gets GOHS Grant

January 27, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Lavonia Police Department is the recipient of a $10,000 equipment grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. Lavonia Police Chief Bruce Carlisle said the grant will come in handy to purchase some new equipment. “We have received this grant several times in the past,” Carlisle said....

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