Career Coach Coming to Royston Public Library next week

Job seekers looking for help will want to visit the Royston Public Library next month That’s where the Georgia Mountains Regional Commission’s Workforce Development Career Coach will be located on Monday, June 12. The library is located at 634 Franklin Springs Street in Royston. Instructor Micah Thomas said it’s a good opportunity to get some free help finding work. He said […]

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Eighth Historic Plaque to be dedicated Tonight

Don’t forget that the eighth historic plaque in the 2016-2017 series of plaques dedicated to downtown buildings is today at 5 p.m. The plaque will be dedicated at the former location of the Andrews-Hamby Men’s Store, which is now owned by Mr. Chris Irvin and used as downtown luxurious apartments. According to Community Development Specialist Christian Hamilton, the building was […]

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GBI issues updated Public Safety Alert on Counterfeit Pills

Last week, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation issued a public safety alert regarding counterfeit pills. A meeting was held Tuesday with the metro Atlanta Drug Enforcement Commanders to discuss officer safety and handling of extremely dangerous drugs being encountered at the GBI Crime Lab. Those dangerous drugs include synthetic opioids found in counterfeit pills. “Graveyard dead,” was the warning GBI […]

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“Click It or Ticket” Campaign Underway

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Department launched the “Click it or Ticket” campaign May 22 and it’s ongoing until June 4. As part of the campaign, deputies have been conducting safety checkpoints to ensure seatbelt usage. If a driver or passenger is not wearing a seatbelt at the checkpoints, they can be issued a citation. According to Stephens County Sheriff Randy […]

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Stroudwater Associates meeting with hospital stakeholders this week

The Stephens County Hospital Board members along with a number of other stakeholders in the community are meeting with healthcare consulting firm Stroudwater Associates today and tomorrow to give input on strategic direction for the hospital. Hospital Administrator Lynne Anderson told WNEG Radio who Stroudwater is meeting with and why. “They wanted to conduct some interviews with stakeholders in the […]

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Dorsey Hopes to use current SPLOST for Technology Upgrades

At the Stephens County Board of Education’s work session last night, Superintendent Bryan Dorsey asked the board’s input on using the leftover $500,000 from the current SPLOST to update technology throughout the school system. “We are in desperate need in our schools throughout the entire system of copy machines and we still have some teachers working on some very old […]

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Camp Toccoa’s D-Day Celebration starts today

The Camp Toccoa at Currahee Board is hosting a D-Day Celebration today and tomorrow. Starting today at 5:30 p.m., there will be a reception and cash bar with a banquet to follow at 7. Entertainment will be provided by Big Teach. During the banquet, Colonel Joe Alexander will be speaking. Alexander is the past president of the 101st Association and trustee […]

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Summer Movie Series at the Ritz starts tomorrow

Main Street Toccoa’s 2017 Summer Movies at the Ritz series will begin tomorrow and run every Thursday through July 27. Showtimes for every Thursday are at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets and concession are $1 per person and concessions include popcorn for evening shows, candy bars, Coke products, chips and cookies. Community Development Specialist Christian Hamilton says this is […]

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Stephens Co. Hospital Board Approves Bond Resolution

The Stephens County Hospital Board approved a supplemental resolution to their $15 million bond last night during their called meeting. According to Hospital Administrator Lynne Anderson, the original documents appointed Northeast Georgia Bank as the depository, but the Bank couldn’t accept due to security funding requirements. Last night, the board approved United Community Bank instead. Moving forward, there will be […]

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Stephens Co. BOE to Hold Work Session Tonight

The Stephens County Board of Education moved their June work session to this evening at 5:30 p.m. due to a needed approval before the regularly scheduled session. The board will be discussing personnel needs as well as the current technology projects for E SPLOST 17 and bond validation for E SPLOST 18. The meeting will remain at the board office […]

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