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Stephens Co. Grand Jury Starts Tuesday

January 14, 2013

Stephens County Clerk of Court Tim Quick is reminding those who were summoned to serve on the new grand jury that they are scheduled to report Tuesday (Jan. 15) at 9 a.m. to the Stephens County Government Building in downtown Toccoa.

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Toccoa City Commission Meets Later Today

January 14, 2013

Toccoa City Commissioners will start their new year with a meeting later today. The first regularly scheduled Toccoa City Commission meeting of 2013 is set for 5 p.m. today at Toccoa City Hall. During the meeting, the commission is to take care of a number of appointments that are done on a yearly basis....

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Ga. General Assembly Starts Today

January 14, 2013

The Georgia General Assembly is also getting a new legislative session started today in Atlanta. Stephens County will have a new State Representative for the 2013-2014 legislative session, as Dan Gasaway takes over as the 28th District State Representative for Stephens and Banks counties, along with part of Habersham County. Stephens County’s state senator...

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New T-SC Librarian Settling In

January 14, 2013

The new library manager at the Toccoa-Stephens County Library is settling into her position. Emily McConnell took over for Michelle Austin on January 1 following Austin’s retirement. She said that things are going well so far. “Everybody has been very kind to me,” said McConnell. “I have a wonderful staff, which has made the...

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Relay for Life Kick-off Event Called for Thursday

January 14, 2013

Local Relay for Life efforts will kick off their yearly campaign with an event this week. The 2013 Stephens County Relay for Life kick-off event will take place on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at the Cheek Hall at Toccoa First United Methodist Church. This year’s Relay for Life in Stephens County is set for...

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Ty Cobb Regional Medical Center Seeing Change in Administrative Structure

January 14, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Ty Cobb Healthcare Systems is losing its Chief Executive Officer and he will not be replaced. In a called meeting of the Ty Cobb Regional Medical Center Board Wednesday, the hospital’s Chief Executive Officer David Seagraves submitted his resignation. Seagraves has served as the Ty Cobb Healthcare System...

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City of Toccoa Unveils New Historic Plaque

January 14, 2013
City of Toccoa Unveils New Historic Plaque

The city of Toccoa unveils another downtown historic plaque. Thursday, Main Street Toccoa unveiled a historic plaque at Booksellers on Doyle Street in downtown Toccoa. The building was built around 1920 and has been home to many things. Main Street Toccoa’s Kembra Landry said it housed Grooh’s Department Store in the 1940s. “After...

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Stephens Co. BOE Looks At Facilities Plan

January 11, 2013

The Stephens County Board of Education starts 2013 by receiving information on the school system’s facilities plan. Thursday, the Board of Education met for a meeting, work session, and board training. The topic of the board training was the system’s facilities plan and the renewal of that plan. Doug Fields, who is helping the...

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Stephens Co. BOE Approves $1,400 Expenditure for Wilbros Suit

January 11, 2013

The Stephens County Board of Education approved an additional $1,400 in support of the Wilbros suit at its meeting Thursday. The decision came following an hour-long executive session. According to school officials, this is related to the intergovernmental agreement signed by a number of parties in conjunction with funding the civil suit against Wilbros....

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MLK Events Start This Weekend in Toccoa

January 11, 2013

The 23rd annual celebration of the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. begins this weekend in Toccoa. Willie Woodruff is the Vice President of the Black Christian Men Association and is coordinating this year’s commemoration activities. He said events get started on Saturday at 2 p.m. at Mount Zion Baptist Church with the...

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