Stephens Co. BOE Names Moore As New Chair

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The Stephens County Board of Education gets its New Year started. On Tuesday, the school board elected a chair and vice-chair for 2017. Board of Education members unanimously selected Rod Moore to serve as Board Chair for the year ahead. Moore is in his first term on the board. He said he is humbled for the opportunity. “I appreciate the […]

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SCSO Arrests Two For Burglary

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The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office says two alleged burglars are under arrest after getting caught in the act. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that his office had placed an area of West Currahee Street on extra patrol due to a recent burglary in the area. Shirley said deputies patrolling that area last Wednesday just before midnight then saw something […]

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Stephens Co. Hospital Receives FY 16 Audit

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Stephens County Hospital’s annual audit confirms what the hospital had already projected regarding the finances for Fiscal Year 2016. The Hospital Authority received and approved the audit report for the hospital’s Fiscal Year 2016, which ended back on September 30, at its monthly meeting on Monday. First and foremost, Hospital Administrator Lynne Anderson said the audit report came back with […]

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Hart Co. Names Choice for Administrator Post

By Charles Robertson, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Hart County Commissioners find a solution to their County Administrator search. Earlier this month, Hart County Commissioners unanimously voted to offer the position of Hart County Administrator to Terrell Partain. Hart County Commissioners did so after meeting in executive session for about an hour. According to Hart County Commissioner Joey Dorsey, Partain is well […]

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Oconee Federal Maintains Five-Star Rating

For the 114th consecutive quarter, Oconee Federal Savings and Loan has earned a five-star Superior rating from a national bank rating firm. BauerFinancial recently announced it had given Oconee Federal the five-star rating once again for the most recent quarter. Also, BauerFinancial said that Oconee Federal Savings and Loan has earned a “Best of Bauer” designation because it has maintained […]

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Toccoa Remembers Dr. King

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Toccoa and Stephens County mark the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Monday, the annual Interfaith Service took place at Trinity C.M.E. Church in Toccoa. That was followed by the March for Peace, which went from the church to the steps of Toccoa City Hall. At the City Hall steps, this year’s winner of the MLK Essay Contest in […]

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Hospital: Tax Credit Program Going Well

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Stephens County Hospital Administrator Lynne Anderson updates the Hospital Authority on the state’s Rural Health Care Tax Credit program. She provided that update at Monday’s monthly meeting of the Authority. Anderson said that the hospital is seeing benefits from the tax credit program and notes there is still time for people to take advantage of the program this year. “We […]

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Oconee May Market Jobs To Toccoa Residents

By Dick Mangrum, WGOG Radio, Walhalla A neighboring county may look to Stephens County for employees moving forward as the economy continues to improve. Oconee County, South Carolina Economic Development Recruiter Richard Blackwell said he senses a return of vibrancy to the economy. He said a case in point is the latest jobless rate in Oconee County, South Carolina which, […]

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Stephens Co. BOE To Meet Today

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The Stephens County Board of Education will meet today for its first regular business meeting of 2017. During today’s meeting, the Stephens County Board of Education is expected to select a chair and vice-chair for the board for the year ahead, along with the board attorney. Also, the Board of Education is expected to set its meeting dates for the […]

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Sheriff Issues Scam Alert

Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said people in the area should be on the lookout for a scam. According to the sheriff, this scam is currently being perpetrated in northeast Georgia with one business reporting it in Stephens County as of last week. Shirley said that if someone gets a call from someone representing “Georgia Power Company” reporting your power […]

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