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Stephens Co. Hospital Authority Meets With County Commission

May 19, 2015

Stephens County Commissioners hear from the Hospital Authority. Monday, the two boards met for a joint meeting at the Clary Center. Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell said he wanted to present county commissioners with a picture of where Stephens County Hospital is right now. “We still have a lot of challenges in front of us...

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SCHS Finalizing Graduation Plans

May 19, 2015

Stephens County High School is preparing for graduation ceremonies later this week. Graduation is set for Friday at 7 p.m. Stephens County High School Principal Sandy Steele updated the Stephens County Board of Education on graduation ceremony plans at last Thursday’s work session. Steele said that the plan is to have graduation outside Friday...

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Two Dead in Banks County Incident

May 19, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Two people are dead after a shooting over the weekend in Banks County. It happened about 1:30 p.m. Sunday at a home in the 2300 block of Georgia Highway 198. Banks County Sheriff’s Office Spokesperson Sergeant Carissa McFaddin said the shootings appear to have been the result of...

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Habersham Man Killed in Rabun Motorcycle Wreck

May 19, 2015

By Charles Robertson, WRBN Radio, Clayton A Mt. Airy man is dead and his wife injured after a motorcycle crash in northeast Georgia over the weekend. The Toccoa Post of the Georgia State Patrol said that James Larry Stripling and Janice Stripling, both of Mt. Airy, were traveling northbound in the right hand lane...

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Stephens Co. BOE Meets Today

May 19, 2015

The Stephens County Board of Education meets for its regularly scheduled meeting later today. That meeting is scheduled to start at 5:30 p.m. at the Stephens County School System Administrative Offices on Mize Road. Today’s Board of Education meeting is open to the public.

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Correction: Toccoa City Commission Meets Tuesday

May 18, 2015

The Toccoa City Commission meets Tuesday at 5 p.m. for a meeting and 4 p.m. for a work session at Toccoa City Hall, not Monday as WNEG originally reported. WNEG regrets the error.

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Stephens Co. School System Hires New Finance Director

May 18, 2015

The Stephens County School System hires a new finance director. On Thursday, the Stephens County Board of Education voted unanimously to hire Alicia Fitzpatrick as the new school system finance director. Fitzpatrick comes from Madison County, where she served as system bookkeeper. Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey said that in that role, she...

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All Clear After Live Grenade Found At Currahee Military Museum

May 18, 2015
All Clear After Live Grenade Found At Currahee Military Museum

All is clear now in downtown Toccoa after a live grenade was found Friday at the Currahee Military Museum. Stephens County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Andy Myers said sheriff’s deputies responded during the 11 a.m. hour Friday and began cordoning off an area in the parking lot of the museum on Alexander Street in...

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Teen Passes Away From Injuries From Accident

May 18, 2015

A teenager has passed away from injuries suffered when he was hit by a vehicle earlier this month along Highway 17. 16-year-old Wesley Teate passed away Saturday at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta. Teate was injured when he walking along Georgia Highway 17 in the Martin area near the Stephens-Franklin County line, just after...

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St. Mary’s Outlines Plan for Ty Cobb

May 18, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The future is looking good for Ty Cobb Regional Medical Center in Lavonia, that is if the State Attorney General’s office approves the sale of the hospital to St. Mary’s Healthcare of Athens. At a public hearing earlier this month, St. Mary’s Healthcare President and CEO Don McKenna...

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