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Stephens Co. Hospital Renews Employee Health Insurance and Benefits

March 18, 2015

Stephens County Hospital renews its employee health insurance and other benefits for the year ahead. Monday, the Stephens County Hospital Authority voted unanimously to renew those policies for another year. Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell said the policies expire on April 30 each year. “We actually are staying with many of the same companies we...

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Franklin Co. Sheriff’s Office Deputy Involved in Weekend I-85 Accident

March 18, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia An Asheville, North Carolina man is charged with causing a wreck Sunday involving a Franklin County Sheriff’s Office deputy. It happened Sunday afternoon on Interstate 85 northbound near mile marker 164. According to the Georgia State Patrol incident report, Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Major Johnny Bannister had stopped...

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Stephens Co. BOE To Consider Proposal to Close Eastanollee Elementary Tonight

March 17, 2015

The Stephens County Board of Education will consider a proposal from School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey tonight to begin the process of putting together a budget reduction plan for next fiscal year that would result in a reduction in force and the closing of Eastanollee Elementary School. Tonight’s Stephens County Board of Education meeting begins...

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Forest Service Burn Set For Today

March 17, 2015

The U.S. Forest Service says it will conduct a burn today. That burn is scheduled to take place today in the Black Mountain Road aread, mostly between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

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Saturday Talent Show a Success, Say Organizers

March 17, 2015

One of the organizers of this past Saturday’s Male Talent Show Competition in Toccoa is thanking the community for its support. The talent show took place Saturday at the Swift Multi-purpose Center in Toccoa. Jeraldine Hayes helped to organize the event and said all of the acts did an incredible job. Hayes said, however,...

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Wilbros Appeal Hearing Date in Fulton Co. Re-scheduled

March 16, 2015

A Fulton County Superior Court judge has pushed back the next hearing on Wilbros’ appeal of the Georgia Environmental Protection Division’s administrative order issued to the facility and the administrative law judge’s ruling upholding that order. Judge T. Jackson Bedford, Jr. has pushed oral arguments in the appeal back to June 11 at 1:30...

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SCHS Student Accepted at West Point

March 16, 2015

A Stephens County High School student has been accepted to the officer training program at West Point. On his Facebook page, 9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins announced that the U.S. Military Academy at West Point has accepted SCHS student Abigail Vickery to its officer training program, upon his nomination. Vickery is the Batallion...

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Schaefer Center Movie Screen, Projector Installed

March 16, 2015
Schaefer Center Movie Screen, Projector Installed

An interior addition is in place at the Schaefer Center in downtown Toccoa. Crews have been installing the movie screen and projector for the facility at the corner of Broad and Doyle streets. Main Street Toccoa Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said this will be a permanent set-up. “The screen is in place,” said Crosby....

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IRS Says Georgians Owed Millions in 2011 Unclaimed Refunds

March 16, 2015

The Internal Revenue Service is telling Georgia residents that thousands may have unclaimed 2011 tax refunds waiting at the agency. However, time is running out to claim them. The IRS said that in Georgia, over $31 million in unclaimed refunds awaits 36,200 individuals in Georgia. IRS Spokesman Mark Green said that this applies in...

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No Serious Injuries in Lunchtime Wreck

March 16, 2015

Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell said nobody was seriously hurt in a multi-vehicle accident Friday on Big A Road. The accident reportedly happened around lunch time and involved three vehicles. Jarrell said medical units were called to the scene, but adds there were no serious injuries.

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