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Hospital Purchases Fracture Table

November 18, 2014

Stephens County Hospital is making an equipment purchase. Monday, the Hospital Authority unanimously approved the purchase of a new fracture table for the hospital. Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell said the fracture table will be used by the hospital for orthopedic surgeries. “It can take care of any patient that has a fracture below the...

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Stephens Co. BOE Meeting Today

November 18, 2014

The Stephens County Board of Education meets later today for its regularly scheduled monthly business meeting. Today’s Board of Education meeting will start at 5:30 p.m. It will take place in the Tugaloo Building of the Stephens County School System administrative offices on Mize Road. The meeting is open to the public.

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One Toccoa Business Apparently Closing; Another Announces It’s Coming

November 18, 2014

Business changes are coming to one area of Big A Road in Toccoa. Signs in front of the Fred’s store on Big A Road say the store is closing. WNEG contacted Fred’s Corporate office for a comment on the move, but have not yet heard back regarding the decision to close the store. It...

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Hunters for the Hungry Program Underway

November 18, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Cooling fall temperatures have whitetail deer on the move, giving deer hunters the perfect opportunity to participate in the annual Georgia Hunters For The Hungry program. Hunters for the Hungry is a partnership between the Georgia Wildlife Federation, Wildlife Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources,...

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DOT: Turn Off Automated Sprinklers Overnight In Cold Weather

November 18, 2014

With temperatures dropping and headed well below freezing over the next couple of nights, the Georgia Department of Transportation is reminding people to turn off sprinkler systems with automatic timers set to run overnight. DOT District Engineer Brent Cook said sprinkler systems that are left on overnight in freezing temperatures can create a hazardous...

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Hudgens Reminds Georgians To Check Homeowners’ Policies Regarding Damage from Cold Temps

November 18, 2014

As colder temperatures set in over the coming days, Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens said Georgians should remember that if their homes are damaged by extreme cold, they may get financial relief through their homeowners policies. Hudgens said that depending on the source of the property damage, someone may or may...

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Crump, Adams Sentenced

November 17, 2014

Two Toccoa men convicted in a plot to produce ricin and attack the U.S. government will serve 10 year prison terms. Samuel J. Crump and Ray H. Adams, both of Toccoa, were sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court in Gainesville. U.S. District Court Judge Richard Story sentenced the two men. Following their 10-year prison...

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Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner, Gospel Concert on Sunday

November 17, 2014

An annual Thanksgiving holiday tradition takes place again this week in Stephens County. It is the annual Sandra Harbin Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner and Wendell Sherman Memorial Gospel Concert. The men of Friendship Baptist Church organize the events each year. They are coming up on Sunday at the Toccoa-Stephens County Boys and Girls Club on Whitman...

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New Lavonia Fire Chief Provides Update

November 17, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia New Lavonia Fire Chief Scott O’Barr said things are running smoothly at the Lavonia Fire Department. At the regular Lavonia City Council meeting recently, O’Barr gave the council and Mayor Ralph Owens an end of year report on the department’s status. The Lavonia Fire Department’s fiscal year runs...

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BBB Issues Warning on Fake Package Notices

November 17, 2014

With the holidays approaching, the Better Business Bureau is urging people to be on the lookout for fake package notices. The BBB said it is a common tactic for phishing scammers to send emails claiming to be an alert about an undelivered package. Also, in a slightly different variation of this scam, an e-mail...

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