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Man Pleads In High-Speed Chase

October 24, 2013
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A Toccoa man who led authorities on a high-speed chase earlier this year receives probation. Christopher Eugene Hatcher pleaded guilty to multiple charges including Cruelty to Children in the First Degree, Fleeing or Attempting to Elude a Police Officer, Driving While License Suspended, and Speeding in Stephens County Superior Court last week. Under the...

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Ga. DOT Preparing For Work on SR 184 in Stephens Co.

October 24, 2013
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The Georgia Department of Transportation appears to be getting ready to do work on a bridge along a state highway in Stephens County. Tuesday, Stephens County Commissioners unanimously approved a request from the Department of Transportation to utilize county roads in conjunction with a bridge project on State Route 184. Stephens County Public Works...

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No One Injured in Stephens Co. Bus Accident Monday

October 24, 2013
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Stephens County School Superintendent Sherrie Whiten said no students were injured in a minor bus accident earlier this week. According to Whiten, it happened while students were headed home Monday after school on Avalon Road in Martin. Whiten said that the bus and a Hart EMC truck brushed against each other. She went on...

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American Legion Post 109 Offering Prep Classes for 2014 Oratorical Competition

October 24, 2013
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By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Hart County American Legion is once again gearing up for the American Legion’s national high school oratorical contest coming up in early 2014. But this year, Post 109 is opening up the local competition to students in neighboring counties. According to area organizer Bob Savage, the Hart...

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NGTC Marks Medical Assistants Recognition Week

October 24, 2013
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North Georgia Technical College is celebrating Medical Assistants Recognition Week this week, as designated by the American Association of Medical Assistants, or AAMA. In addition, medical assistants across the country are also honored on Medical Assistants Recognition Day, which was Wednesday. Medical assisting is an allied health profession whose practitioners function as members of...

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Royston Man Charged in Wreck That Killed Toccoa Man

October 23, 2013
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The driver of a vehicle in a wreck that killed a Toccoa man over the weekend faces numerous charges after an investigation by the Georgia State Patrol. Tuesday, the GSP announced that it has issued numerous citations against 22-year-old Brandon Ray Brooks of Royston. Brooks was the driver in the early Sunday morning single-car...

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Stephens Co. Commission Suspends Stumpy’s Alcohol License

October 23, 2013
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A local convenience store will lose its beer and wine license for a period of time after selling alcohol to a minor. Stephens County Commissioners voted at their meeting on Tuesday following a public hearing to suspend the beer and wine license for Stumpy’s Convenience Store for a period of 30 days. Stephens County...

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Stephens Co. Commission Makes Appointments

October 23, 2013
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Stephens County Commissioner Dean Scarborough will serve the remainder of Harold Andrews’ term on the board of the Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter. Commissioners unanimously appointed Scarborough to fill that seat at their meeting on Tuesday. Andrews, who served as chair of the shelter board, passed away earlier this month. Meanwhile, Andrews’ seat on the...

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Stephens Co. Hospital Joining Health Information Exchange

October 23, 2013
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Stephens County Hospital will soon connect with Northeast Georgia Medical Center and other area healthcare facilities to share information more easily electronically. Monday, the Stephens County Hospital Authority voted unanimously to join a health information exchange that Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville is starting. Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell said the health information exchange...

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Hayestone-Brady Opportunity Zone Designation on Hold, Says SCDA

October 23, 2013
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The Stephens County Development Authority said recently that its application for an Opportunity Zone designation at the Hayestone-BradyBusinessPark on Highway 17 is on hold at the state level. Development Authority Executive Director Tim Martin made that announcement at last week’s Development Authority monthly meeting. Martin said that state legislators want to examine the program...

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