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NGTC Names New VP of Administrative Services

March 18, 2013
NGTC Names New VP of Administrative Services

North Georgia Technical College names a new Vice President for Administrative Services. The school announced last week that Carol Carson of Clarkesville has taken over that position. School officials said that Carson has worked at the college for 13 years and brings a wealth of experience with budget planning and reporting, asset inventories, purchasing,...

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Emergency Drill Held Monday in Stephens Co.

March 15, 2013

First responders will take time next week to review the results of an emergency drill held earlier this week in Stephens County. The drill took place Monday evening. Stephens County Hospital Director of Nursing Faye Taylor said that this time, the drill simulated a weather-related emergency. “Monday night, we had a scenario which involved...

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Toccoa Commission Approves Wine Tasting Ordinance

March 15, 2013

The city of Toccoa is implementing a new wine tasting ordinance. Toccoa City Commissioners approved the ordinance unanimously at its first reading Monday and also voted unanimously to waive the second reading. By doing that, the ordinance takes effect immediately. Toccoa City Attorney John Dickerson said the ordinance has to do with establishing rules...

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Franklin Co. Moving Ahead on Water Line Expansions

March 15, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County is moving ahead with its next phase of water line expansions. At the regular monthly meeting of the Franklin County Commission last week, Franklin County Manager Billy Morse gave commissioners the list of roads where the new water lines will be laid. “The project will include...

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Changes Coming in Franklin County School System

March 15, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Changes are on the way in the Franklin County school system. One change taking place next year is a consolidation of two of the county’s four elementary schools. Rather than close Carnesville Elementary, as had been discussed earlier, the Franklin County Board of Education has voted to consolidate...

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Straight to the Point Holds Ribbon Cutting

March 15, 2013
Straight to the Point Holds Ribbon Cutting

Local officials welcome a tattoo shop to downtown Toccoa. The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting for Straight to the Point Tattoo and Body Piercing on Thursday. Owner James Hollifield said that he is excited to have his shop in downtown Toccoa. “We wanted to show the community that there is an...

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Stephens Co. Republican Party Elects Officers

March 15, 2013
Stephens Co. Republican Party Elects Officers

The Stephens County Republican Party names new officers. Last week, the Republican Party in Stephens County held its convention to elect new officers and select delegates to the District and State conventions. New Stephens County Republican Party officials include Chairman Bill Grant, Secretary Rebeckah Bennett, Treasurer Stephanie Mosely, and Vice-Chairman James Addison.

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Stephens Co. Hospital Receives GHA Recognition

March 15, 2013
Stephens Co. Hospital Receives GHA Recognition

Stephens County Hospital receives recognition for improvement in patient care in 2012. The Georgia Hospital Association named Stephens County Hospital to its Hospital Engagement Network Safety Leaders Circle. Stephens County Hospital is one of 12 hospitals to place in the Presidential Circle, positioning it in the top third of all 116 Georgia hospitals participating...

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Caffee Enters Plea, Scheduled to Leave Prison This Month

March 14, 2013

A man convicted of murder in Stephens County in 2007, but then granted a new trial in 2010, has reached a plea agreement and will avoid another trial. Van Allen Caffee entered an Alford plea in Superior Court in Stephens County Wednesday afternoon on a reduced charge of voluntary manslaughter and a charge of...

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Stephens Co. Commission To Be Asked To Move Forward With Land Use

March 14, 2013

The Stephens County Land Use Regulation Committee wants county commissioners to make a decision on whether or not they want to move forward with the creation of a land use plan for Stephens County. Monday, the committee met and voted 7 to 1 to place a motion before county commissioners at their March 26...

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