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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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Stephens Co. Holds STAR Student, Teacher Reception

February 5, 2014
Stephens Co. Holds STAR Student, Teacher Reception

Stephens County officially recognizes this year’s STAR student and star teacher. The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce and the Stephens County School System held the annual STAR Student and STAR Teacher reception at Stephens County High School on Tuesday. This year’s STAR Student is Connor Roberts.  He is the son of Barry and Lynn...

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Middle Schoolers Attend Career Fair

February 5, 2014

8th graders at Stephens County Middle School are getting a chance to take in information about their futures. The Middle School 8th graders visited Stephens County High School on Tuesday for a tour and a career fair in the high school’s Currahee Arena. Stephens County Middle School Graduation Coach Renee Herron said that the...

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Testimony Ongoing in Jonathan Ayers Civil Trial

February 5, 2014

Testimony in the civil trial in the 2009 shooting death of Lavonia pastor the Rev. Jonathan Ayers is expected to continue today. Tuesday, Chance Oxner took the stand in U.S. District Court in Gainesville. He was one of the agents with the Mountain Judicial Circuit N.C.I.S. Drug Team involved in the September 2009 incident...

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TAVT Opt-in Deadline Approaching

February 4, 2014

Time is running out for eligible vehicle owners to “opt in” to the state’s Title Ad Valorem Tax, or TAVT. Stephens County Tax Commissioner Dene Hicks said those who bought vehicles in 2012 or between January 1 and February 28, 2013 are eligible to opt that vehicle in to the TAVT system and no...

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Two to Run in Special Election

February 4, 2014

Two candidates will run in the special election this March to serve out the remainder of the unexpired term of the late Harold Andrews on the Stephens County Commission. Qualifying wrapped up Monday at noon. Michelle Grafton and Ralph Stowe were the only two candidates to qualify for the seat. Grafton, 31, is a...

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