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Stowe Speaks on Commission Candidacy

February 7, 2014

The second person to announce his candidacy for the Stephens County Commission special election coming up in March said he thinks he can help make a change in StephensCounty if elected. Ralph Stowe spoke with AM 630 WNEG on Thursday. A lifelong resident, Stowe is retired after a career in law enforcement and private...

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Red Cross Still Needs Blood Donations

February 7, 2014

The American Red Cross said its blood supply is doing better following winter weather last month that caused issues for the agency. During the most recent bout of winter weather in Georgia, the Red Cross was forced to cancel more than 50 blood drives in Georgia, leading to over 2,000 uncollected blood and platelet...

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Elite Glass Holds Ribbon Cutting

February 7, 2014
Elite Glass Holds Ribbon Cutting

The local community celebrates the opening of a new business to help take care of Stephens County and northeast Georgia’s glass needs. The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for Elite Glass on Thursday at the Chamber office in downtown Toccoa. Elite Glass Owner Alan Glaze said he can handle all...

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Ga. DOT Reschedules Banks Open House

February 7, 2014

The Georgia Department of Transportation will hold an open house meeting next month on a Banks County bridge project. A public information meeting will take place on Thursday, March 13 to discuss the detour necessary for reconstruction of the State Route 63 Bridge over the Middle Fork of the Broad River. That is located...

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NGTC Rick Perkins Award Announced

February 7, 2014

A Toccoa resident wins an award from North Georgia Technical College. Pharmacy Technology Instructor Christy Bivins was named the school’s Rick Perkins Award for Excellence in Technical Education Winner for 2014. She was selected from a group of four finalists. The Rick Perkins Award for Excellence in Technical Instruction has been an ongoing statewide...

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Stephens Co. Hospital Wound Care Center Open

February 6, 2014

Stephens County Hospital’s wound care center is up and running. Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell said the new facility located on Falls Road in Toccoa opened to its first patients last week. “We have had some patients there every day since then,” said Gambrell.  “I think it is going well.  We have patients not just...

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Stephens Co. Schools Announce Make up Day

February 6, 2014

The Stephens County School System is announcing a make-up day to catch up after last month’s winter weather caused numerous cancellations. Stephens County School Superintendent Sherrie Whiten said that students will now attend school on February 17th. “We are trying to make sure our Spring Break is protected,” said Whiten.  “Also, our last day...

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Martin Resident Wins NGTC GOAL Award

February 6, 2014

North Georgia Technical College awards an area resident with one of its top honors. At a recent Habersham Rotary meeting, Ashley Jordan of Martin was announced as the North Georgia Technical College Georgia Occupational Award for Leadership, or GOAL, winner for 2014. GOAL is a statewide program of the Technical College System of Georgia....

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Martin Pastor Named Chaplain of Day in State Senate

February 6, 2014

A local pastor serves as the State Senate’s Chaplain of the Day. 50th District State Senator John Wilkinson and Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle welcomed the Rev. Wayne Marcus of Tom’s Creek Baptist Church in Martin to serve as the Chaplain of the Day on Monday in the Georgia State Senate. The Rev. Marcus has...

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Land Use Plan Headed to Public in Stephens Co.

February 5, 2014

Stephens  County is putting its proposed Land Use Plan out to the public. Tuesday, the Stephens County Land Use Regulation Committee met to review the 58-page proposal once more and set up times for the public to ask questions and make comments. The plan sets up zoning classifications such as agricultural residential, agricultural business,...

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