Stephens Co. Considers More Changes to Nuisance Ordinance

Stephens County Commissioners are considering some more changes to the county’s nuisance ordinance. On Tuesday, the county commission held a public hearing and first reading of the proposed changes. County Attorney Brian Ranck said that the county is proposing to eliminate some county guidelines from the current ordinance in the agricultural area. “It basically eliminates what were spelled out distances […]

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Stephens Co. Hospital Total Joint Program to Pursue Certification

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Stephens County Hospital will pursue a special recognition for one of its programs. Hospital Administrator Lynne Anderson said that representatives from the Joint Commission will be in Toccoa next month to review the hospital’s Total Joint Program. Anderson said that Stephens County Hospital is pursuing a separate and special certification for that program. “Dr. Vaughn has worked really hard with […]

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I-85 Traffic Stop Leads To Drug Arrest in Franklin Co.

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia An Oklahoma man is behind bars in Franklin County facing drug trafficking charges. According to Georgia State Patrol Hartwell Post Spokesman Corporal Matt Baxley, the arrest came Saturday night on Interstate 85 near mile marker 173. Baxley said that Trooper First Class Roger Fuller conducted a traffic stop on a 1993 Nissan passenger car […]

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Ga. DNR Receives Emergency Medical Kit Donation

State officials said that DNR law enforcement rangers are now better equipped to deal with potentially life-threatening injuries, even in the most remote areas of the state, thanks to a donation of important medical equipment. Thanks to a grant made possible through the Georgia Trauma Commission and the Georgia Association of Emergency Medical Services, DNR Law Enforcement received 250 personal […]

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Hospital Renews Employee Health Benefits With Same Cost, Coverage

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There is good news for employees at Stephens County Hospital. On Monday, the Hospital Authority voted unanimously to renew employee health benefits for the upcoming year. As part of that renewal, Stephens County Hospital Administrator Lynne Anderson said there will be no change in coverage or costs for hospital employees. “No increase to the employees for their coverage,” said Anderson. […]

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Stephens Co. Commission To Meet Today

Stephens County Commissioners will gather for a regularly scheduled meeting later today. The county commission will meet at 5:30 p.m. today for a regular meeting in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. Commissioners will start with a public hearing and first reading for consideration of amending part of the county’s nuisance ordinance. Following the […]

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Local Business Receives Downtown Award

A state organization recognizes Toccoa and a local business. During the recently held annual Awards Ceremony of the Georgia Downtown Conference, the Georgia Downtown Association awarded All Things Currahee and the Toccoa Downtown Development Authority with the Downtown Excellence-Small Business of the Year award. The ceremony took place on March 9 in Athens. As the premier event on downtown development […]

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