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Stephens Co. Hospital Names Employee of Year

September 16, 2014

Stephens County Hospital names its Employee of the Year. The hospital handed out the annual award at its Service Awards Banquet last week. This year’s Employee of the Year at Stephens County Hospital is Lenora Scott-Moore, who works in Patient Registration. Stephens County Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell said the award is one chosen by...

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TCC To Hold Hearing on Proposed Extended Stay Ordinance Next Week

September 16, 2014

The Toccoa City Commission is expected to hear public comment on a proposed ordinance that would put regulations on hotels and motels in the city that consider themselves extended stay facilities next week. A public hearing on the proposed ordinance is scheduled for the Toccoa City Commission’s meeting on Tuesday, September 23. Under the...

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Ga. Law Enforcement Increasing Patrol on I-85 This Week

September 16, 2014

Georgia is taking part in a multi-state high visibility traffic enforcement campaign along Interstate 85 this week. The Motor Carrier Compliance Division said it is participating in the 72-hour campaign to target unsafe driving behaviors among commercial vehicle drivers through a partnership with the South Carolina Department of Public Safety. They are calling the...

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NGTC Has New Board Chair

September 16, 2014

The North Georgia Technical College board has a new Chair. Judge Chan Caudell recently completed his two-year term as the Chair of the North Georgia Technical College Board of Directors. Taking his place as Board Chair is Martha Reabold, who has served as Vice-Chair since 2012. Reabold is currently an executive for South State...

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Roadway Dedication Scheduled For Today

September 16, 2014

A portion of roadway will be dedicated today in Stephens County. It will be dedicated in memory of the late state trooper Edward Clifton Taylor, who died in 1971 while on duty with the Georgia State Patrol. The services will start at 10 a.m. at Liberty Baptist Church, located just off of the Toccoa...

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Lavonia Approves Grant-Loan Package For Water Meter Upgrades

September 16, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Lavonia City Commissioners have taken the next step in their plan to upgrade their entire water meter system. The city of Lavonia is gradually converting their water meters to a digital, drive-by system. At a called meeting Friday, Mayor Ralph Owens and the Lavonia City Council approved a...

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Stephens Co. Discuss Road Repairs, Maintenance At Retreat

September 15, 2014

Stephens County Commissioners talk roads at a retreat. Commissioners met for a retreat on Friday where the first topic on the agenda was roads and SPLOST VI. According to the SPLOST VI intergovernmental agreement approved last year, Stephens County allocated up to $10.4 million of SPLOST VI funds on roads, bridges, and culverts. During...

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Stephens Co. United Way Campaign Underway

September 15, 2014

Stephens County kicks off its annual United Way campaign. The campaign kick-off event took place last Tuesday at Gate Cottage on the campus of Toccoa Falls College. Local United Way Campaign Chair Gary Donahue said the goal is to raise $120,000 for the United Way through this year’s campaign. “We raised $118,000 last year,”...

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This is National Preparedness Month

September 15, 2014

September is National Preparedness Month and Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is encouraging the state’s residents to take steps now to ensure protection for their family and property in the event of a disaster. Hudgens said the first step is to prepare for the worst by identifying evacuation plans and taking proactive steps to...

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NGTC Accepting Application For Annual Alumni Awards

September 15, 2014

The deadline is tomorrow (Sept. 16) for someone to be nominated for the annual North Georgia Technical College Alumni Awards. The North Georgia Tech Alumni Association is inviting people to nominate deserving NGTC graduates and former teachers and staff members for its annual awards. Awards are given in categories including Hall of Fame, Career...

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