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Drive-Thru Flu Clinic To Be Offered at Stephens Co. Health Dept.

September 29, 2014

With the arrival of Fall last week, health officials are urging people to start making plans to get that flu shot. This year, the Stephens County Health Department will offer its first drive-thru flu shot clinic on Wednesday, October 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Stephens County Health Department. District Two...

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August Unemployment Numbers Released for Stephens Co.

September 29, 2014

August unemployment numbers are out for Stephens County. According to those figures from the Georgia Department of Labor, Stephens County had a preliminary unemployment rate in August of 7.7 percent. That is down two-tenths of a percentage point from the revised rates for both July and August 2013, which were both at 7.9 percent....

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Hospital Auxiliary Awards Banquet Held

September 29, 2014
Hospital Auxiliary Awards Banquet Held

Stephens County Hospital recognizes its Auxiliary. The Stephens County Hospital Auxiliary held its 53rd annual Awards Banquet back on September 18 at the Gate Cottage on the campus of Toccoa Falls College. Auxiliary members heard from Hospital Authority Chairman Mark Wilkinson and Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell, who both thanked the Auxiliary for the work...

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New Blood Donor App Available

September 29, 2014

The American Red Cross is launching an app for blood donors. Officials with the American Red Cross said the Blood Donor App allows users to schedule blood donations, track their total donations, earn rewards, and invite friends to join them on a lifesaving team. Other features of the app include a blood drive or...

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Habersham Grand Jury to Look at Drug Raid Today

September 29, 2014

A Habersham County grand jury is expected to take a look today at the case of a child injured in a Habersham County drug raid earlier this year. The child, who was 19 months old at the time, was injured when authorities in Habersham County threw a “flashbang” grenade into a residence while serving...

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Search Ongoing For New Chamber President

September 26, 2014

The search is going well for a new Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce President. That is according to Search Committee Chairperson Anne Shurley. Shurley said they posted the job back in mid-August and have received a host of applications. “We (the search committee) had our first meeting back on August 27 and have met...

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County Implements Moratorium To Look At Tower Ordinance

September 26, 2014

Stephens County moves forward with a temporary moratorium on tower and telecommunication applications. The county commissioners unanimously approved a motion to adopt a 90-day moratorium on those at its meeting on Tuesday. Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said it is being done to allow the county to re-visit its tower ordinance to better match...

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Chamber Cuts Ribbon On Presidential Photo Exhibit

September 26, 2014
Chamber Cuts Ribbon On Presidential Photo Exhibit

Local officials gather to unveil a special exhibit at the historic train depot in downtown Toccoa. The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting on Thursday to mark the grand opening of the “Presidential Pathways” photo exhibit. “Presidential Pathways” is being hosted by Main Street Toccoa and the Currahee Military Museum. Main Street...

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Saturday is Hunting and Fishing Day in Ga.

September 26, 2014

Here is a reminder for hunting and fishing enthusiasts. Saturday is National Hunting and Fishing Day and there are plenty of events, activities and recognition taking place throughout the state all day, geared for outdoor enthusiasts. Georgia Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Officer Craig Fulgum said the day was established by Congress in 1973...

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Stephens Co. Jury Duty Announcement

September 26, 2014

Stephens County Clerk of Court Tim Quick said that jurors in Stephens County who were scheduled to report on Monday, September 29 do not need to report on Monday. Those jurors do need to call the Stephens County Clerk of Court’s Office on Monday afternoon for instructions on reporting on Tuesday. The number those...

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  • September 15, 2014The Currahee Thunder Equestrian Drill Team of Stephens County High School
  • October 23, 2014Hardman Farm Fall Guided Tours
  • October 25, 2014 9:00 amFall Festival! 22nd Annual Martin Fall Festival
  • October 25, 2014 9:00 amA Big Book Bonanza
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