Stephens Co. FY 17 Budget Process Gearing Up

The Stephens County Commission is preparing to dive into its Fiscal Year 2017 budget process. Commissioners will start their part of the budget process next week with a budget planning session. That budget planning session is scheduled to take place on Thursday, May 26 and Friday, May 27 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day at the Toccoa-Stephens County […]

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Currahee Club Earns Honors From Publication

Currahee Club earns a host of awards from a magazine. ideal-LIVING magazine recently awarded the Currahee Club with three “Best of the Best” awards during the magazine’s annual recognition of cities, towns, and residential communities across the nation. The magazine tapped Currahee Club as “Best of the Best” in the following categories: Best Lake Communities, Best Nature Trails, and Best […]

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Stephens Co. Hospital Names Nurse Hero

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Stephens County Hospital names its Nurse Hero for 2016. Earlier this month, the hospital recognized the annual Nurse Hero nominees and the winner at Stephens County Hospital. Hospital Director of Nursing Faye Taylor said this year’s Nurse Hero is Sandra Vandiver, who works at the hospital’s New Impressions unit. “She has worked with us for many years,” said Taylor. “She […]

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Driver Charged in Wednesday Morning Accident

A one-vehicle accident Wednesday morning in Stephens County sends the driver to the hospital. It occurred just prior to 6:30 a.m. on Georgia Highway 17 at Old Mill Road. According to the Toccoa post of the Georgia State Patrol, 32-year-old Christopher Sewell of Toccoa was driving a 1998 Chevy Blazer south on Highway 17 when troopers say he lost control […]

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CCRPI Scores Released

Stephens County has its College and Career Ready Performance Index scores from the state. The Georgia Department of Education recently released the fourth CCRPI Index, which is based on data from the 2014-2015 school year. In Stephens County, Stephens County High School had a CCRPI score of 68.2; Stephens County Middle School scored a 84.2; and the county’s elementary schools […]

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Hart Co. Administrator Takes His Leave

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia After 15 years on the job in Hart County, County Administrator Jon Caime is on to new opportunities in his home state. Caime’s last day in Hart County was last Wednesday. He is taking a new position as County Administrator for Laurens County, South Carolina. Caime, who lives in Seneca, South Carolina, says he […]

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Thursday Is The 2016 Senior Expo

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Thursday is the 2016 WNEG Senior Expo from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Stephens County Recreation Department’s Rose Lane Activity Center and Senior Center! Admission is FREE!!! There will be educational exhibits, free health screenings, free door prizes and more. FM 93.1/AM 630 WNEG will also announce the Active Senior of the Year. There will be lunch at […]

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School Ends For Students Today in Stephens Co.

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Today is the final day for students this school year in the Stephens County school system. Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey said it was a year that brought a lot of change to the school system with the re-structuring of Grades Pre-K through 5 and the closing of Eastanollee Elementary School. Dorsey said he thinks overall, everything went well […]

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