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876th Coming Home; Event Set for Tonight

December 23, 2014

Troops from the National Guard unit based out of Toccoa are returning home. A return ceremony for troops from the 876th Engineering Company is scheduled for this evening. 876th Engineering Company Family Readiness Group Chair Amanda Isreal says that the ceremony, where the soldiers will be re-united with their families is scheduled for 6...

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Government Holiday Schedules Announced

December 23, 2014

Local governments are announcing their schedules for the Christmas holiday. Stephens County Government offices will be closed Wednesday and Thursday in observance of the Christmas holiday. Meanwhile, Toccoa City Hall will be closed on Thursday and Friday in observance of the Christmas holiday. City Hall in Toccoa will be open on Wednesday, Christmas Eve,...

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Flu Season Picking Up

December 23, 2014

Georgia is in the middle of a widespread flu season and it is no different in this part of the state. That’s according to Stephens County Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell. WNEG spoke with Gambrell last week about the current flu season. He said that Stephens County Hospital has seen more flu in the past...

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Toys for Tots Concluding Another Successful Campaign

December 23, 2014

Another successful “Toys for Tots” campaign is wrapping up in Stephens and surrounding counties. Local “Toys for Tots” Coordinator Don Alexander said today is the last day for any families who did not pick up their toys to do so from Toys for Tots. “Tuesday from 10 a.m. to noon, they can pick up...

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Area F.O.P. Hosts “Cops and Kids” Program

December 23, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Some local children will have a happier Christmas this year, thanks to help from the local chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police. Earlier this month, officers with Chapter 105 of the Northeast Georgia Fraternal Order of Police took 22 children from nine families shopping for gifts at...

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SCHS Hoops Splits With Hart Co.

December 23, 2014

The Stephens County Lady Indians pull away late to beat Hart County in non-region basketball action. Tied at 38 entering the fourth quarter, the Lady Indians went on an 11-1 run to start the quarter on their way to a 60-49 win over the Lady Bulldogs Monday in Hartwell. Stephens County’s girls outscored Hart...

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SCMS Basketball Update

December 23, 2014

In middle school basketball action from last Friday, Stephens County played Madison County. In the 7th grade girls’ game, Stephens County won 18-16 over Madison County. Brooklyn Deshazer had 10 points to lead the Lady Rebels. Meanwhile, the Stephens County Middle School 8th grade boys lost to Madison County by a score of 32-25....

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Stephens Co. Hospital Authority Approves Pair of Purchases

December 22, 2014

The Stephens County Hospital Authority wraps up its calendar year by making a couple of purchases. Last Monday, the Authority met for its monthly meeting and approved the purchase of two items. First, the Authority approved the purchase of a new cardiac monitoring system for the hospital. Stephens County Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell said...

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Ga. DOT Getting Ready for Christmas Traffic

December 22, 2014

The Georgia Department of Transportation is getting the state’s roads ready for what is expected to be a busy couple of weeks starting with Christmas this week. From 5 a.m. Tuesday through 10 p.m. Sunday, the Georgia DOT says it will suspend construction-related lane closures on interstates and major state routes throughout Georgia. That...

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IRS Offers Tax Tips on Giving to Charity

December 22, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The 2014 tax year is almost over and that means tax filing season is just around the corner. With that in mind, Internal Revenue Service Spokesman Mark Green is offering some year-end tax tips for people to consider, especially when it comes to holiday charitable giving. “This is...

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