Hospital Renews Employee Health Benefits With Same Cost, Coverage

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There is good news for employees at Stephens County Hospital. On Monday, the Hospital Authority voted unanimously to renew employee health benefits for the upcoming year. As part of that renewal, Stephens County Hospital Administrator Lynne Anderson said there will be no change in coverage or costs for hospital employees. “No increase to the employees for their coverage,” said Anderson. […]

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Stephens Co. Commission To Meet Today

Stephens County Commissioners will gather for a regularly scheduled meeting later today. The county commission will meet at 5:30 p.m. today for a regular meeting in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. Commissioners will start with a public hearing and first reading for consideration of amending part of the county’s nuisance ordinance. Following the […]

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Local Business Receives Downtown Award

A state organization recognizes Toccoa and a local business. During the recently held annual Awards Ceremony of the Georgia Downtown Conference, the Georgia Downtown Association awarded All Things Currahee and the Toccoa Downtown Development Authority with the Downtown Excellence-Small Business of the Year award. The ceremony took place on March 9 in Athens. As the premier event on downtown development […]

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Toccoa to Pursue LMIG Funds for Safety Projects

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The city of Toccoa is pursuing additional funding from the state of Georgia for road projects related to traffic safety. Last Monday, Toccoa City Commissioners unanimously voted to give staff the go-ahead to apply for additional LMIG funding from the state of Georgia. LMIG stands for Local Maintenance Improvement Grant. It is money that the state of Georgia awards to […]

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E.O. Foundation, BOE Still Discussing Lease

There has not been any decisions yet on negotiations between the E.O. Foundation and the Stephens County Board of Education on moving forward with a new lease agreement between the two sides. That is according to Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey. “We are still looking at what the options would be for the board and making contact with Mr. […]

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CASA Needs More Volunteers

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia To deal with a rising number of cases of child abuse and child neglect in Stephens, Franklin, and Hart counties, Northeast Georgia Court Appointed Special Advocate, or CASA, is putting out the call for more volunteers. Northeast Georgia CASA Executive Director Melissa Mitchell said their case load increases every year as the number of […]

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