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Stephens Co. Hospital Announces Christmas Card Winner

November 21, 2014
Stephens Co. Hospital Announces Christmas Card Winner

Stephens County Hospital announces the winner of its annual Christmas Card contest. Thursday, Hospital officials traveled to Eastanollee Elementary Contest to announce that Abby Burkhart won this year’s contest. Abby is a 5th grader at Eastanollee Elementary. “I just drew a night on Christmas Eve where Santa Claus is going through the night,” she...

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Carnesville Celebrating New Community Center With Open House

November 21, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia City of Carnesville officials will host an open house this weekend to show off their new community center. The new Carnesville Community Center was recently completed after a number of years in the planning stages. Carnesville Mayor Harris Little said the town has been without a community center...

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Cat Castration Case Headed to Magistrate Court

November 20, 2014

The Stephens County High School cat castration case will be heard in Magistrate Court. Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter Director Jeff Roberts said that animal control has completed its investigation into the incident and made a decision on how to proceed. “I cannot go into specifics of the case, other than to say that we...

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Chamber President Search Continues

November 20, 2014

The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce’s search for a new Chamber President could be nearing an end. Chamber Board Chair Greg Roach said that the board plans to hold a called meeting on Monday regarding the search. Roach said the plan is for a vote to take place on Monday by the Chamber Board...

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BOE Discusses Lease of Old Toccoa High Gym

November 20, 2014

The Stephens County Board of Education tables a request from Evan Oglesby to extend his lease with the school system for the old Toccoa High School gym on Pond Street in Toccoa for a longer term. Last month, Oglesby appeared before the school board and requested a 99-year lease of the gym. Oglesby has...

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Northern Judicial Circuit DA Asks Counties for More Help

November 20, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Northern Judicial District Attorney Parks White is asking all five counties in the circuit to pay for extra assistant district attorneys. In a presentation to the Hart County Board of Commissioners Tuesday evening, White said crime in the district is increasing and his office needs the extra attorneys...

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Stephens Co. School System Beginning Program Budget Review

November 19, 2014

A review of numerous programs is underway in the Stephens County school system as preparations are already underway to put together next year’s budget. Tuesday, the Stephens County Board of Education began that budget review by looking at the Cannery. Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey said that the cannery has lost an average...

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Letters About Water Line Insurance Not From City of Toccoa

November 19, 2014

The city of Toccoa wants to clarify something regarding a letter that many city water customers are receiving. According to city officials, numerous residents have contacted the city about a letter they have gotten in the mail referencing important information regarding their water service line and offering the resident the ability to purchase insurance...

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Next Date Set In Wilbros Appeal

November 19, 2014

A judge has set the next date in the court case surrounding Wilbros’ appeal of the Georgia Environmental Protection Division’s administration order against the facility. Oral arguments in the appeal are scheduled to take place on December 3 at 1:30 p.m. in the Office of State Administrative Hearings in Atlanta. The oral arguments will...

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Operation Christmas Child Underway

November 19, 2014

Operation Christmas Child is again gearing up this holiday season across the country and this region is no different. Samaritan’s Purse, an international relief organization, runs Operation Christmas Child each year. Operation Christmas Child collects shoeboxes filled with items to send to children in war-torn and poverty stricken areas around the world. This is...

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