Hospital Authority, County Commission Holding Joint Meeting Tonight

The Stephens County Hospital Authority and Stephens County Commission will meet tonight for a called meeting. Both boards announced the called meeting on Monday. Stephens County Hospital Administrator Lynne Anderson said the meeting is to allow the Hospital Authority to present a bond proposal for the county to consider backing the hospital on. “We have been talking with the county […]

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Sheriff Releases Details On Cedar Drive Incident

Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley released more information recently on the arrest of three people in South Carolina that were wanted in Stephens County. Shirley said the three fugitives were three of four people wanted in connection with an early February incident. The sheriff said that incident occurred on February 4 at a residence on Cedar Drive. “Upon deputies’ arrival, […]

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Voter Registration Deadline Today

Today is the deadline to register to vote in order to be eligible to vote in next month’s special election on approving or denying a renewal of the Stephens County school system’s E-SPLOST. Anyone who is not registered to vote must to do so by 5 p.m. today in order to be able to vote in the election next month. […]

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Job Fair Today for Arrendale State Prison

The Georgia Department of Labor’s Toccoa Career Center will host a job fair today for the state Department of Corrections. That job fair will start at 11:30 a.m. at the Toccoa Career Center on Foreacre Street in Toccoa. Arrendale State Prison is hiring Correctional Officers and Food Service Supervisors. Candidates can not have felony convictions and if selected for hire, […]

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Stephens Co. Winter Pig Show Held

Stephens County holds its annual Local Winter Pig Show. It took place on February 7. Kole Kelley got first place out of two heats in senior showmanship, while Isabella Payne won intermediate showmanship and Katelynn Freeman placed first in junior showmanship. The last showmanship class was pre-club and Miley Miller won this class. Next was the Breeding Gilt Show, where […]

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Stephens Co. BOE Working Ahead on School Calendars

The Stephens County Board of Education is trying to work ahead on its school calendars. Earlier this year, the school board approved the 2017-2018 school calendar for next school year. Thursday, Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey spoke to the board about the school calendar for the year after next, the 2018-2019 calendar. Dorsey said getting a year ahead would […]

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Collins Introduces Open Book on EAJA Act

9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins is introducing legislation he said will require more accountability from federal agencies. Collins and Democratic Representative Steve Cohen from Tennessee have introduced H.R. 1933, the Open Book on Equal Access to Justice Act. The EAJA requires federal agencies to reimburse plaintiffs for legal fees incurred through suits in which the agency pursued an unjustified […]

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