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Dispute Over Stephens Co. Hospital Medicare Funds Continues

February 18, 2014

Stephens County Hospital continues trying to resolve a dispute over hundreds of thousands of dollars in Medicare funds. Last Fall, the hospital reported that it had around $800,000 in Medicare funds withheld by Medicare over a dispute that stems from Medicare paperwork filed by the hospital back in Fiscal Year 2009. Hospital Administrator Ed...

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BBB Offers Storm Damage Repair Advice

February 18, 2014

The Better Business Bureau is offering advice for anyone who may have suffered damage from ice or snow as a result of last week’s winter storm. BBB Spokesman Mike Boynton said there are several things people should keep in mind if they have suffered damage from the storm that needs repair. “There are a...

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Lady Indians Fall to Chestatee in Region Hoops Semis

February 18, 2014

The Stephens County Lady Indian basketball team will play for third place in the Region 8-AAAA girls’ basketball tournament later today. Monday, the Lady Indians fell to Chestatee 36-29 in a region semi-final game at Lanier High School. With the win, Chestatee’s girls will advance to the region championship game tonight at Lanier against...

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Plantiffs File Brief in Wilbros Civil Court Case

February 18, 2014

Stephens County and the other plaintiffs involved in the civil suit against the Wilbros facility on Rose Lane in Stephens County have filed court papers in support of their call for a court order to shut the Wilbros facility down and hold Wilbros in contempt of court. Those court documents argue that since the...

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TCC, City DDA Meet for Work Session

February 17, 2014

Toccoa City Commissioners look at the year ahead in downtown Toccoa with the city’s Downtown Development Authority. The two boards met for a joint work session last Monday. Joining the boards was Georgia Department of Community Affairs Office of Downtown Development Director Billy Peppers. He said that small businesses and downtown can have more...

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May 26 Now School Make-up Day in Stephens Co.

February 17, 2014

The Stephens County School System is setting a second make-up day to recoup time lost to winter weather. School is already scheduled today as the system’s first make-up day. Now, Stephens County School Superintendent Sherrie Whiten said that students will also be in class on Monday, May 26. “That will make up two of...

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Ayers Civil Trial Continues Tuesday

February 17, 2014

The civil trial taking place in connection to the 2009 shooting death of Lavonia pastor the Rev. Jonathan Ayers is scheduled to resume tomorrow. That’s according to the U.S. District Court Office in Gainesville. The trial only took place on Monday last week due to the winter storm that moved through north Georgia. Opening...

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Franklin Co. Concerned About Jail Expansion Cost

February 17, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County Commissioners are balking at the proposed cost of expanding the Franklin County Detention Center. At its regular meeting earlier this month, the Franklin County Commission heard from architect Tom Wright of Wright, Mitchell & Associates. He said even with some trimming of the design, the total...

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S. Carolina Quake Felt in Stephens Co., Surrounding Area

February 15, 2014

An earthquake in South Carolina makes its presence felt in Stephens County. There are numerous reports of people in Stephens County feeling a 4.1 magnitude earthquake that occurred Friday night. The epicenter of the earthquake was near Edgefield, South Carolina. That is not far from Augusta, Georgia. The quake was reportedly felt throughout north...

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Indian Boys Fall in Region Hoops Quarterfinals

February 15, 2014

The Stephens County Indian boys’ basketball season comes to a close. Stephens County lost in the boys Region 8-AAAA quarterfinals to Johnson on Saturday 77-44. Stephens County trailed by six after one quarter and by 11 at the half. But in the third quarter, Johnson outscored the Indians 28-4 to put the game out...

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