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St. Mary’s Signs Letter of Intent for Ty Cobb Purchase

February 27, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia St. Mary’s Health Care System, Inc., announced today that it has signed a Letter of Intent to acquire Ty Cobb Regional Medical Center in Lavonia, Ga., from Ty Cobb Healthcare System, Inc. Terms of the proposed purchase are confidential and several regulatory agencies must approve the transaction before...

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Million Dollar Ticket Sold in Toccoa

February 27, 2015

A Toccoa store sells a million dollar ticket. R K Foods, located at 1194 W. Currahee St. in Toccoa, sold a winning Powerball Quik Pik ticket that matched the first five winning numbers from the January 28 drawing. The winner was Walter Vaughn of Demorest. He claimed his prize February 12 at the Georgia...

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Roads In Fairly Good Shape After Snow Ends in Stephens Co.

February 26, 2015

A winter storm warning is over, but a winter weather advisory remains in effect for Stephens County through 10 a.m. today. Precipitation has moved out of the area, but the National Weather Service office in Greenville-Spartanburg said there are concerns over black ice and refreezing of roadways until temperatures begin rising later this morning....

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Toccoa Approves Henderson Falls Park Project Resolution

February 26, 2015

The city of Toccoa is getting ready to get improvements started at Henderson Falls Park. On Monday, city commissioners unanimously approved a project resolution for the planned improvements. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said the city would like to get started on a couple of different areas as soon as possible. One of those...

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Stephens Co. Considering Ordinance for Telecommunications Towers

February 26, 2015

Stephens County Commissioners are considering an ordinance to deal with certain types of telecommunications towers. The ordinance is called a Personal Wireless Service Facility ordinance and county commissioners held a first reading on the proposed ordinance at their meeting on Tuesday. Stephens County Attorney Brian Ranck said the proposed ordinance would apply to various...

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Winter Storm Headed This Way, Say Forecasters

February 25, 2015

Stephens County faces a winter storm warning later today as the potential is there for a major snow storm. The winter storm warning is set to take effect for the region at 4 p.m. today and last through 7 a.m. Thursday. National Weather Service Meteorologist Danny Gant said that precipitation is expected to start...

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GDOT Ready For Winter Weather

February 25, 2015

Meanwhile, road crews with the Georgia Department of Transportation are getting ready for the winter weather. Georgia DOT Spokesperson Teri Pope said that crews are out scouting the roads and getting ready. She said more crews will be called in as soon as precipitation starts. “Our priorities are to work on interstates and multi-lane...

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Stephens Co. Approves Next Step in SPLOST Forward Funding Process

February 25, 2015

Stephens County takes another step towards issuing bonds to forward fund road projects in the county that would be paid back with SPLOST money. Tuesday, county commissioners unanimously approved two motions. One motion was to engage Jim Monacell to serve as the county’s bond counsel and the other motion to was engage a firm...

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Court Date Set in Wilbros Civil Case

February 25, 2015

A new court date is set in the civil suit filed by Stephens County Commissioners and others against Wilbros over the odor controversy surrounding the Rose Lane facility. Judge Robert Adamson has ordered both sides back in to court for a hearing on March 20 at 9:30 a.m. in the Stephens County Government Building...

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GBI Releases More Information in Habersham Shooting

February 24, 2015

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is releasing more information on Sunday’s fatal shooting in Habersham County. GBI officials held a press conference Monday. The incident occurred just after 7:30 p.m. Sunday near Clarkesville on Lower Pond Court GBI Deputy Director for Investigations Russell Andrews said that Habersham County Sheriff Joey Terrell and two other...

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