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Stephens Co. Commission Meeting Today

October 22, 2013
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Stephens County Commissioners are expected to deal with board appointments at their meeting later today. The county commission will meet starting at 5:30 p.m. for a regularly scheduled meeting in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. Today’s meeting agenda includes consideration of an appointment to fill the unexpired...

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STIP Meetings Set for Helen, Jefferson By GDOT

October 22, 2013
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Two upcoming meetings in northeast Georgia will give the public a chance to review the Georgia Department of Transportation’s Statewide Transportation Improvement Program, or STIP. Meetings are set for Thursday in Helen and next Tuesday in Jefferson to review the Draft Fiscal Year 2014-2017 STIP in Northeast Georgia. According to Georgia Department of Transportation...

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Vintage Rail Cars Visit NE Ga.

October 22, 2013
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Vintage Rail Cars Visit NE Ga.

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Some little rail cars roll through Northeast Georgia and make a big splash. Members of the North American Rail Car Operators Association, or NARCOA, came through Stephens, Franklin, Hart, and Elbert counties Saturday on their Putt Putt’s and Speeders, riding the rails as the invited guests of the...

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Toccoa Planning Commission Elects Officers

October 22, 2013
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The Toccoa Planning Commission elects officers for the year ahead. At its meeting on Thursday, the Planning Commission elected Don Pruitt as the Chair of the Toccoa Planning Commission and then elected Kinloch Dunlap as Vice-Chair of the Planning Commission. Toccoa Planning Director Connie Tabor serves as the Planning Commission’s Recording Secretary. The Planning...

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Open Arms Clinic Holds Meeting on ACA

October 21, 2013
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A meeting in Toccoa calls attention to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. The Open Arms Clinic held the meeting last Wednesday on the Act, also known as “Obamacare.” People from the healthcare industry and other organizations in the community were on hand for the talk. Open Arms Clinic Clinical Director Sherry Beavers...

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Cloudy, Wet Morning Doesn’t Stop Saturday’s March for Babies

October 21, 2013
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Cloudy, Wet Morning Doesn’t Stop Saturday’s March for Babies

Rain showers in the area could not stop this year’s March for Babies in Stephens and Franklin counties. Marchers gathered for the annual event on Saturday morning at Tugaloo State Park in Franklin County. Saturday morning brought some wet weather in the area and skies were cloudy as the marchers headed out. However, as...

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Stephens Co. Hospital Unveils New Website

October 21, 2013
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Stephens County Hospital unveils a new website. Recently, the hospital launched a new look to its website. While the site is new, the address remains the same at www.stephenscountyhospital.com. Hospital Spokesperson Heidi Wilkinson said the redesigned website offers many new features. “We now have a safe and secure place where you can go online...

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Avita Takes Over Opportunity House in Lavonia

October 21, 2013
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By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Avita Community Partners of northeast Georgia has officially taken over Opportunity House in Lavonia. Opportunity House was a program that served adults with cognitive disabilities. The former Opportunity House in Lavonia closed for good in September and was located in a building owned by Carry On Trailers. Avita...

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Indians Win on Homecoming

October 21, 2013
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A strong second half ground game propels the Stephens County Indian football team to a win on Homecoming. Stephens County scored three touchdowns in the second half to pull away on its way to a 35-13 win over Madison County. Indians’ Head Coach Travis Noland said the team did a great job in the...

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Martin Woman Arrested in S.C. In Connection with Toccoa Robbery

October 18, 2013
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Martin Woman Arrested in S.C. In Connection with Toccoa Robbery

A Stephens County woman is in custody in South Carolina, facing charges in Toccoa. The Oconee County, South Carolina Sheriff’s Office said Thursday that it arrested 22-year-old Bonnie Bleu Alexander of Martin on a Fugitive from Justice warrant Wednesday. Alexander was wanted in Toccoa on robbery charges in connection with a recent snatch-and-grab robbery...

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