Friday Ceremony To Honor Coan

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Northeast Georgia will welcome home Paralympic gold medalist McKenzie Coan with an event Friday in Toccoa. According to the Toccoa Clinic, Coan will be honored with a homecoming celebration on Friday at the Paul Anderson Park in Toccoa. The celebration will be open to the public and will start at 1 p.m. The Toccoa Clinic is sponsoring the event for […]

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Stephens Co. Schools Hire New Transportation Director

A long-time Stephens County school system employee is calling it a career. School System Transportation Director Beth McDonald has announced her retirement effective October 31, according to Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey. He said that she has done a tremendous job over the years heading up the Transportation Department for the Stephens County school system. “We are certainly going […]

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Stephens Co. Hospital Getting New Medical Director For Hospitalist Program

Stephens County Hospital has a new Medical Director for its Hospitalist program. Hospital Administrator Lynne Anderson updated the Hospital Authority on the change taking place at its meeting on Monday. Anderson said that the change is already underway. “Our medical director, Dr. Hancock, has taken a position down near where he lives in Decatur, Georgia,” said Anderson. “We contract with […]

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Royston To Take Possession of Old Ty Cobb Building

By Buddy Hardigree, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The city of Royston has agreed to take possession of the old Ty Cobb Medical Center building. Royston City Council members had a called meeting Tuesday morning and in that meeting went immediately into executive session to discuss the particulars of the arrangement. After the executive session, the commissioners went into a general session […]

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Petreaus To Speak At Military Weekend Banquet

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A retired four-star general is headlining the activities for this year’s Currahee Military Weekend in Stephens County. Organizers have announced that Retired General David Petreaus will appear at the annual Currahee Military Weekend banquet, which takes place on the evening of Saturday, October 1 at the National Guard Armory on Savannah Street in downtown Toccoa. Steve Tilley with the Stephens […]

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Stephens Co. BOE Approves Plan to Buy New Lift

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The Stephens County school system will head out to bid on the search for a new piece of lift equipment that will help meet maintenance needs at Stephens County High School. On Tuesday, the Stephens County Board of Education voted unanimously to give staff permission to seek requests for proposals, or RFP’s, for a new lift. Stephens County School Superintendent […]

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Hartwell Enters Drought Level Two

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By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia All three reservoirs in the Upper Savannah River basin are now in Drought Level 2 status. On Monday, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced all three lakes had entered Drought Level 2 when the level of the J. Strom Thurmond Lake dipped to 323.97 feet above mean sea level. When one of the […]

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Gas Pipeline Expected Back Online Today

Colonial Pipeline said that it expects to re-start its pipeline today after a leak this month shut down the line, causing a gas crunch throughout the Southeast, including Toccoa. Tuesday, Colonial Pipeline announced that the bypass segment is complete and they are currently conducting structural integrity tests in advance of the line re-start today. The company said that once the […]

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SCHS Softball Falls to Jefferson

The Stephens County High School softball team sees its winning streak snapped. On Tuesday, the Lady Indians hosted Jefferson and were beaten by the Lady Dragons, 1-0, in a Region 8-AAAA game. Emma Whitfield pitched a complete game for Stephens County, allowing just one run and two hits, while striking out eight in taking the tough luck loss in the […]

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