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Stephens Co. Hospital Considering Wilkinson Center Addition

February 9, 2015

Stephens County Hospital is looking at possibly expanding its Wilkinson Center. The Hospital Authority’s Building and Grounds Committee met Thursday to talk about the idea. Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell said there is enough demand to at least look into what would be a fairly small addition. “This would be a small addition that would...

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County Makes Dept. Move In Money Saving Move

February 9, 2015

Stephens County government makes a change within its departments in an effort to save money. County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said that the county has moved Registrar Theresa Kelley into the Probate Judge’s office, where she will work part-time, along with working part-time in her current job as Elections Superintendent and Registrar. “Our Elections Superintendent,...

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Toccoa Commission To Meet Today

February 9, 2015

Toccoa City Commissioners are planning both a work session and a regular meeting for later today. First, city commissioners will meet for a work session with the city’s Downtown Development Authority at 2 p.m. at Toccoa City Hall. During that work session, city commissioners will discuss 2015 goals for downtown Toccoa with the DDA....

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Officer-Involved Shooting in Banks Co.

February 9, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Georgia Bureau of Investigation continues to look into a shooting in Banks Crossing Friday involving two Banks County Sheriff’s Office deputies. According to Banks County Sheriff’s OFfice Spokesperson Sergeant Carissa McFaddin, two deputies approached a man wanted in several counties on drug charges at about 1:30 p.m....

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Main Street Unveils Latest Historic Plaque

February 9, 2015
Main Street Unveils Latest Historic Plaque

Main Street Toccoa unveils another historic plaque. City officials and others gathered at Details Salon 73 on Doyle Street in downtown Toccoa to unveil the latest historic plaque. The building has been home to many different types of businesses over the years. According to Main Street Toccoa, the building originally housed Georgia Power, which...

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Toccoa P.D. Releases 2014 Stats

February 6, 2015

The Toccoa Police Department releases its year end statistics for 2014. Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell said the report has some things for the department to be very proud of and some things that he wants the department to work on in the year ahead. “I am happy that our motor vehicle accidents have...

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Community Gathers for Prayer Service for School System

February 6, 2015

The community comes together to support the Stephens County school system in the midst of its financial crisis. Thursday night, a large crowd filled the Toccoa First United Methodist Church for a community prayer service. First United Methodist Church Senior Pastor the Rev. Dr. John Brown said he was very pleased with the turnout....

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City of Lavonia To Get Hospital Roads

February 6, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia he City of Lavonia plans to take over maintenance of two roads around Ty Cobb Regional Medical Center. Last week, the Franklin County Board of Commission voted to sell Clear Creek Parkway and Ralph Owens Parkway to the Franklin County Industrial Building Authority for $311,000. At the time,...

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Corps Day Use Passes Now Available

February 6, 2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says new 2015 annual passes for day use recreation areas are now available for purchase at the Corps’ Savannah District three dam and lake projects, including Hartwell. The annual pass costs $30 and remains valid for 12 months from the date of purchase. Passes may be purchased at...

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Stephens Co. Names STAR Student, Teacher

February 5, 2015
Stephens Co. Names STAR Student, Teacher

Stephens County names its STAR Student and Teacher for 2015. Wednesday, this year’s winners were recognized in a ceremony at Stephens County High School. This year’s STAR Student is Kris Clark of Toccoa. Clark said he is honored to receive this honor and represent Stephens County High School. “I hope to represent my school,...

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