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St. Mary’s Outlines Plan for Ty Cobb

May 18, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The future is looking good for Ty Cobb Regional Medical Center in Lavonia, that is if the State Attorney General’s office approves the sale of the hospital to St. Mary’s Healthcare of Athens. At a public hearing earlier this month, St. Mary’s Healthcare President and CEO Don McKenna...

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NTHS Induction At Currahee Campus

May 18, 2015

North Georgia Technical College honors students inducted in to the National Technical Honor Society. The special ceremony took place last month on the Currahee Campus of North Georgia Tech. NTHS is America’s highest award for excellence in career and technical education. The mission of the organization is to honor student achievement and leadership, promote...

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Stephens Co. Relay for Life Tonight

May 15, 2015

Stephens County’s annual Relay for Life takes place tonight in downtown Toccoa. The annual event to benefit the American Cancer Society will run from 6 p.m. to midnight on Doyle Street in downtown Toccoa between Sage Street and Alexander Street. American Cancer Society Community Manager Cameron Lopez says that they are looking forward to...

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NGTC, Stephens Co. Schools Partnering With Driver’s Ed

May 15, 2015

A partnership will allow students in Stephens County to continue to have access to a free driver’s education class. Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey made the announcement at a Stephens County Board of Education work session on Thursday. As part of the budget reduction plan approved last month by the Stephens County Board...

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Peace Officer Memorial Day Today

May 15, 2015

Law enforcement locally and around the nation are marking Peace Officer Memorial Day today. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that in commemoration of Peace Officer Memorial Day today, the flag at the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office will be lowered to half staff today. Shirley said he asks those in the area with flags...

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TFC Commencement This Weekend

May 15, 2015

Toccoa Falls College will hold its Spring Commencement this weekend on campus. Commencement is set for 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Grace Chapel and Performing Arts Center on the TFC campus. 118 students are graduating in the Class of 2015 at Toccoa Falls College. This year’s commencement speaker is Dr. Gary D. Chapman. He is...

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Collins Votes to Stop EPA From What He Calls a “Land Grab”

May 15, 2015

9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins, calling proposed Environmental Protection Agency regulations a “land grab,” voted recently for a House bill to prevent the agency from expanding its power under the Clean Water Act. Collins said that the Regulatory Integrity Protection Act of 2015 would require the EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers...

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NGTC, Life Univ. Re-affirm Articulation Agreement

May 15, 2015

Representatives from North Georgia Technical College (NGTC) and Life University met on Thursday, April 30, 2015, to reaffirm the articulation agreement outlined by the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG). The system-wide articulation between TCSG and Life University is designed to create a smooth transition from one institution to another for students in undergraduate...

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Turkish Company Coming To Toccoa

May 14, 2015

A Turkish company is headed to Stephens County. Sark Wire Corporation, part of the Sarkuysan Group of Companies, has announced that its second copper wire manufacturing and distribution facility will come online in Toccoa. The company will be located in the old Eddy West building in the Meadowbrook Industrial Park. Stephens County Commission Chair...

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SCSO Announces Drug Arrests

May 14, 2015

Two people face drug charges after an investigation this week in downtown Toccoa. The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office responded to the “Horse Shoe” located off of Broad Street on Monday afternoon in reference to drug activity at this location. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said the complaint his office got was that several men...

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