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Stephens Co. School Calendar Approved

April 22, 2015

The 2015-2016 school year in Stephens County will start for students on August 14. Tuesday, the Board of Education approved next year’s school calendar by a vote of 6 to 1. Jim Bellamy was the lone school board member to vote against the calendar. He said that while he supports the calendar approved, he...

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Stephens BOE Expected To Vote on Eastanollee Elementary Tonight

April 21, 2015

The Stephens County Board of Education is expected to take the vote later today on whether or not to close Eastanollee Elementary School. Today’s school board meeting starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Tugaloo Center for the Performing Arts at Stephens County High School. During its meeting, the Board of Education is expected to...

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Hospital Sees Strong Financial Month in March

April 21, 2015

Stephens County Hospital is coming off of a strong month financially. At its meeting Monday, the hospital authority reported that March showed a positive bottom line for the hospital. Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell said March was a good month on the revenue side was up. Gambrell said that is because surgery cases were up...

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Hospital Changes LLC Name

April 21, 2015

Stephens County Hospital is making a small change in its LLC that covers physicians working for the hospital. Monday, the Hospital Authority voted unanimously to change the name of Stephens County Hospital Orthopedics, LLC to Stephens County Hospital Physicians Group, LLC. Stephens County Hospital Orthopedics was formed back when Dr. James Fordyce opened an...

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Lavonia Police Looking For Burglary Suspect

April 21, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Lavonia Police Department and Franklin County Sheriff’s Office are both looking for a suspect in connection with a theft Monday at a Lavonia jewelry store. Lavonia Assistant Police Chief Matt London said that it happened at about noon Monday at the Lakemont Jewelry store on Jones Street...

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Clearer Day Expected After Monday Storms

April 21, 2015

It looks like a clearer day is in the forecast for the area today after storms moved through the region Monday. Those storms dumped a total of .24 inches of rain on downtown Toccoa. However, some areas may have received more than that. There were also reports of hail in areas of Stephens County,...

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Funeral Arrangements Set for Teen Killed in Bicycle Accident

April 21, 2015

Funeral arrangements are set for a Stephens County teen killed in a weekend accident. Services for 13-year-old Dameon Malachi Roach of Toccoa will be on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. at New Hope Baptist Church. Roach passed away from injuries suffered this weekend when his bicycle was struck by a vehicle. It happened around 12:55...

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Ga. Supreme Court Hears Case With Toccoa Ties

April 21, 2015

A case involving a Stephens County business makes its way before the Supreme Court of Georgia. The state’s highest court heard oral arguments Monday in the case of Mississippi-based law firm McHugh Fuller against PruittHealth of Toccoa. On April 17, 2014, McHugh Fuller posted an advertisement in the Toccoa Record that was allegedly based...

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Wilbros Withdraws EPD Appeal

April 20, 2015

Wilbros is ending its quest to have its Environmental Protection Division permits re-instated. The Rose Lane company filed a notice of dismissal in Fulton County Superior Court today. In that notice, Wilbros says it is withdrawing its request for Fulton County Superior Court to review the EPD’s administrative order revoking Wilbros’ waste water and...

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Toccoa Proposing No Tax or Utility Rate Hikes in FY 2016 Budget

April 20, 2015

The city of Toccoa is working on getting its proposed Fiscal Year 2016 budget ready for a first public hearing later this month. Toccoa City Commissioners met with City Manager Billy Morse and department heads one day last week for an all-day budget work session at Toccoa City Hall. Morse said the city is...

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