Wilkinson Responds to Trump Committee Appointment

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50th District State Senator John Wilkinson said he is honored to serve on the Agricultural Advisory Committee formed by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. “Just the fact that Mr. Trump would name an Agricultural Advisory Committee, I think it is an indication that he realizes the importance that agriculture plays in our country and important role it plays in our […]

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Hospital Buys New Equipment With Saving Money In Mind

A new piece of equipment headed to Stephens County Hospital should help save money for the hospital’s bottom line for years to come. On Monday, the Stephens County Hospital Authority approved the purchase of an arterial blood gas machine. Stephens County Hospital Administrator Lynne Anderson said this is a testing device that the hospital will be purchasing. “When patients come […]

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Clinic Honoring Paralympic Athlete McKenzie Coan

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The Toccoa Clinic will honor paralympian McKenzie Coan next week as she competes in the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and invites citizens of the region to join the celebration. On Tuesday, August 23, the Clinic will launch a “memory book relay” throughout the northeast Georgia area celebrating Coan’s competition in the games, slated to begin September 7 in […]

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Habersham Co. Eligible for SBA Drought Loans

The U.S. Small Business Administration says that federal Economic Injury Disaster Loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in agriculture and private non-profit organizations in parts of Georgia as a result of the drought this summer. This disaster declaration includes Habersham County, as well as Dawson, Fannin, Hall, Lumpkin, Towns, Union, and White counties. Under […]

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Wilkinson Named to Trump Advisory Committee

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50th District State Senator John Wilkinson is a member of one of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s advisory committees. In a press release Tuesday, Trump named Wilkinson as one of the 65 men and women on the Agricultural Advisory Committee. The Toccoa native currently serves as the Chairman of the Agriculture and Consumer Affairs Committee in the Georgia State Senate. […]

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Stephens Co. Hospital Authority Approves FY 17 Budget

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The Stephens County Hospital Authority approves a budget for Fiscal Year 2017. Hospital Authority members unanimously approved a new budget at their meeting on Monday. According to Stephens County Hospital Administrator Lynne Anderson, the budget does include a rate increase that is around three percent on average, but varies from area to area. Anderson said, however, that does not directly […]

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Stephens Co. BOE Meets

The Stephens County school system approves bringing in state assistance to help set up a new five-year local facilities plan. Tuesday, the Board of Education unanimously voted to approve a resolution requesting the Georgia Department of Education’s assistance in developing the local facilities plan. Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey said the resolution will open up more options and avenues […]

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Lady Indian Softball Wins Fifth Straight

Make it five in a row for the Stephens County High School Lady Indian softball team. Tuesday, the Lady Indian softball team picked up another non-region win, beating Franklin County 6-1 at the Reservation in Toccoa. Alana Dunson had a double, an RBI, and scored two runs to lead the Lady Indians offensively. Peyton Terrell added a double with an […]

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