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Crump, Adams Trial Delayed

February 21, 2013

The two remaining Northeast Georgia men charged in an alleged plot to attack the U.S. government will not go to trial this month as first scheduled. According to a document filed in U.S. District Court in Gainesville, District Court Judge Richard W. Story granted a continuance February 8 in the trial of Ray H....

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Wilbros Hearing Postponed

February 20, 2013

The scheduled continuation of a hearing seeking a preliminary injunction against Wilbros will not happen today as scheduled. The preliminary injunction hearing was removed from the calendar, according to Stack and Associates, the firm representing Stephens County and the other plaintiffs in the civil suit against Wilbros. Stephens County, the city of Toccoa, the...

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T-SC Day Held In Atlanta

February 20, 2013
T-SC Day Held In Atlanta

Representatives from Toccoa and Stephens County are back after making the trip to Atlanta Tuesday for Toccoa-Stephens County Day at the Capitol. The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce and the Stephens County Development Authority coordinated the day-long event in Atlanta. Chamber Chair Lee Ellen Fields said the day provided an opportunity for local leaders...

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Stephens Co. Hospital Breaks Ground on Wound Care Center

February 20, 2013

Work on Stephens County Hospital’s wound care center is moving forward. Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell said that crews have started site work on the Falls Road property where the hospital will construct the new facility. He said the hospital is very happy to see work has started. “We expect the wound care center should...

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Leap for Literacy Raises More Than $8,000

February 20, 2013
Leap for Literacy Raises More Than $8,000

Stephens County raises thousands of dollars for area literacy programs through this year’s Leap for Literacy. The 7th annual Leap for Literacy took place this past Saturday at the Georgia Baptist Conference Center in Toccoa. A number of people made the leap into the frigid, wind-swept waters of Lake Louise to raise money to...

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SCHS Students Win At SkillsUSA

February 20, 2013

Stephens County High School is sending 18 SkillsUSA winners to the Georgia SkillsUSA Conference. The 18 students from Stephens County consist of the first and second place winners of the January 24 SkillsUSA Region 2 High School Competition at North Georgia Technical College. SkillsUSA is a national career and technical student organization that holds...

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Hicks Issues Reminder About Motor Vehicle Tax Changes

February 19, 2013

Changes are on the way in the next couple of weeks that pertain to motor vehicle taxes and fees. Starting on March 1, the purchases of motor vehicles beginning on that date will be exempt from both state and local sales tax and the ad valorem tax, also known as the “birthday tax.” Stephens...

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Gambrell Pleased with Bed Tax Extension

February 19, 2013

Stephens County Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell said Monday that he is pleased that Georgia has continued the so-called “bed tax” on hospitals. The Governor signed the law continuing the bed tax last week after it passed the state’s General Assembly. According to Gambrell, hospitals pay the fee to the state and the state then...

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Rep. Collins To Be in Toccoa on Friday

February 19, 2013

Ninth District U.S. Representative Doug Collins will hold a meeting in Toccoa this week to talk with local constituents. Collins’ office has announced that the Congressman will appear Friday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Java Station Coffee Shop on Big A Road. During this time, Collins and his staff will be available...

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Franklin Co. BOE Will Not Close School This Year

February 19, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Franklin County School Board will not pursue closing an elementary school as a cost saving measure next fiscal year. Franklin County School Superintendent Dr. Ruth Odell said that the board voted on that decision at its monthly meeting last week. “The decision points were coming up as...

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