Stephens Co. Hospital Sees Revenue Increase in June

Stephens County Hospital receives some positive financial news. Hospital officials reported at Monday’s monthly Hospital Authority meeting that the hospital saw a positive bottom line in the month of June. Stephens County Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell said that the hospital saw a particularly good month on the revenue side in June. “Revenue is up some from the past few months […]

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Toccoa Again Hosts MERGE Program

Volunteers from around the state and the region are back in their communities after spending last week in Toccoa for the annual MERGE program. MERGE took place last week in Toccoa and Stephens County. The MERGE program is a collaboration between the Georgia Baptist Association, Tugalo Baptist Association, local churches, community groups, and others. Wade Lott is an Associational Missionary […]

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Franklin Co. Finalizes Millage Rates

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County approves its millage rates for Fiscal Year 2015. Last week, the Franklin county Commission met in a brief called meeting to pass the millage rates in four separate line items For unincorporated Franklin County, the commission passed a millage of 8.140 mills and passed a rate of 9.287 mills for incorporated Franklin […]

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Collins Concerned About “Orphan Counties” On TV Front

9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins said he will pursue a legislative soultion to the issue of orphan counties when it comes to television media markets. The 9th District has counties bordering another state that are in that state’s media market, not Georgia’s Stephens County is one example, being in Georgia but considered in the Greenville-Spartanburg, South Carolina media market […]

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Stephens Co. BOE Amends 2014-2015 School Calendar

The Stephens County Board of Education amends its school calendar to account for nine calendar reduction days. Stephens County School Board members approved the calendar unanimously at its called meeting on Friday. The changes are as follows: August 4 — NO LONGER A PRE-PLANNING DAY October 10 — NOW A STUDENT AND STAFF HOLIDAY January 5 — NOW A STUDENT […]

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Ricoh USA Holds Ribbon Cutting

A company expands its sales into Stephens County. Ricoh USA held a Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting ceremony at the Mitchell Allen Meeting Room on Thursday. Eric Tymchuk is with Ricoh USA out of Gainesville. He said his sales people are now covering the Toccoa area. Tymchuk said Ricoh offers more for businesses than just computers and printers. […]

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DOT Announces Area Road Work

The Georgia Department of Transportation said a crew will be spraying overgrown vegetation in the rights of way alongside State Route 365 in Stephens County this week. The DOT said the shoulder will be closed as the work in Stephens County occurs. Elsewhere, a crew in Franklin County will mow the shoulders and slopes alongside State Routes 174 and 51. […]

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Mobile Training Unit In Toccoa Today

The Georgia Mountains Workforce Development Mobile Training Unit will stop in Toccoa today. It will be at the Toccoa-Stephens County Library on West Savannah Street in Toccoa from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. The mobile unit is an extension of the state’s one-stop workforce delivery system. The Georgia Mountains Regional Commission said the mobile unit provides computer/Internet access that […]

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