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Stephens Co. Celebrates Memorial Day

May 27, 2014
Stephens Co. Celebrates Memorial Day

Stephens County marks Memorial Day. The county’s annual observance took place Monday on the historic Stephens County Courthouse lawn in downtown Toccoa. This year’s featured speaker was retired teacher Adele Lyles. She said that Memorial Day is not a day about war, but a day about people. “It is about those who died, most...

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Poke Sallit Festival Marks 25 Years

May 27, 2014
Poke Sallit Festival Marks 25 Years

A local community celebration celebrates an anniversary. The annual Poke Sallit Festival took place Saturday at Emory Johnson Park in Toccoa. This year marks the 25th year for the Poke Sallit Festival. Deborah and Larry Gholston organize the event each year. According to Larry Gholston, he read about a “Poke Sallit” festival in Alabama...

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Stephens Co. Commission Meeting Today

May 27, 2014

Stephens County Commissioners are scheduled to hold a regularly scheduled monthly meeting later today. County commissioners will meet at 5:30 p.m. today in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. Commissioners will begin their meeting with a work session to discuss items on today’s agenda. The business meeting, where...

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April Unemployment Figures Released

May 27, 2014

Stephens County’s unemployment rate drops in the month of April. Georgia Labor Department figures released last week place the county’s preliminary unemployment rate for last month at an even 6 percent. That is three-tenths of a percentage point lower than the revised March rate of 6.3 percent and 1.6 percentage points lower than the...

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State Officials Report 17 Holiday Weekend Traffic Fatalities

May 27, 2014

The Georgia Department of Public Safety is reporting that 17 people died on Georgia highways in traffic accidents this Memorial Day weekend. That holiday weekend went from 6 p.m. Friday to midnight Monday. One of those fatal wrecks took place in the Georgia State Patrol Toccoa post’s coverage area. Accessnorthga.com reported that fatal wreck...

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Stephens Co. Hospital Pharmacist Has Study Published

May 27, 2014

A clinical pharmacist at Stephens County Hospital has work published in a prominent industry journal. Enrique Puertos recently had a study published in “Hospital Pharmacy.” That is an independent, peer-reviewed journal that considered to be the most read journal among hospital pharmacists. His study dealt with the use and storage of intravenous sodium chloride...

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NGTC Recognizes NTHS Students

May 27, 2014

At special ceremonies recently on the Currahee and Clarkesville campuses of North Georgia Technical College, 54 students were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society, or NTHS. NTHS is America’s highest award for excellence in career and technical education. The mission of the organization is to honor student achievement and leadership, promote educational excellence,...

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Deputy Cruz Thomas Laid to Rest in Franklin Co.

May 26, 2014
Deputy Cruz Thomas Laid to Rest in Franklin Co.

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Hundreds of law enforcement officers from as far as away as South Georgia gathered in Franklin Springs Sunday afternoon to pay tribute to one of their own, Franklin and Jackson County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Steven LaCruz Thomas. A long, slow procession of police cruisers from agencies across the...

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Hall Speaks on State House Race

May 26, 2014

Stacy Hall speaks on the results of last week’s election for the state House seat representing Stephens and surrounding counties. Hall lost in last Tuesday’s primary election for the 28th District State House race in northeast Georgia to incumbent Dan Gasaway. He said he appreciates all of the support he received. “When you lose...

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Stephens Co. Marks Memorial Day Today

May 26, 2014

Stephens County will mark Memorial Day with its annual observance later today. Local veterans’ organizations will host this year’s Memorial Day ceremony in Stephens County today at 11 a.m. on the lawn of the historic Stephens County Courthouse. The American Legion Post 104, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4346, and Marine Corps Detachment 1303...

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