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Stephens County “Stuffing the Bus”

November 21, 2013

The Stephens County High School Interact Club is once again looking to stuff the bus this Thanksgiving. The club is currently undertaking its 3rd annual “Stuff the Bus” food drive. During the drive, the club literally attempts to stuff a bus full of non-perishable food items in an effort to help the hungry. Stephens...

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Hospital Announces Christmas Card Winner

November 21, 2013
Hospital Announces Christmas Card Winner

Stephens County Hospital recognizes the winner of this year’s Hospital Christmas Card contest. Tuesday, Hospital officials recognized Eastanollee Elementary School 5th grader Gerald Barker for drawing the winning design that will appear on the front of this year’s Stephens County Hospital Christmas cards. Barker said it feels very good to have won the contest...

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SCHS Competition Cheer Team Places 11th at States

November 21, 2013

The Stephens County High School competitive cheerleading team performs well at the state tournament. Stephens County finished 11th in the state in the AAAA classification at the state finals held last weekend in Columbus. This was the first time in school history that StephensCountyHigh School advanced to the state competitive cheerleading finals, which consists...

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SCHS Academic Bowl Team Wins League Title

November 21, 2013

The Stephens County High School Academic Bowl team is also headed to a state competition later this school year. Stephens County High School recently won the Northeast Georgia quiz bowl league title after defeating HartCounty last Saturday. The Stephens County Academic Bowl team finished 10-0 on its season and outscored its opponents 347-179. It...

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Structure Fire Reported Wednesday on Robin Place

November 21, 2013

There is no word yet on what caused a reported structure fire in Toccoa Wednesday. Fire crews were called to Robin Place in Toccoa Wednesday night in reference to a reported structure fire. Robin Place is located off of Collins Road in Toccoa.

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Stephens Co. School Superintendent Whiten Retiring

November 20, 2013

Stephens County School Superintendent Sherrie Whiten is retiring. Whiten announced at Tuesday’s Stephens County Board of Education meeting that she plans to retire effective March 31, 2014. Whiten said it has been an honor to serve as the Superintendent of the Stephens County School System. But, she said it is time to pass the...

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Stephens Co. Hospital Announces Cuts

November 20, 2013

Stephens County Hospital announces cost-cutting measures that will affect the hospital’s employees. Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell announced this week that effective December 1, employees making over $10 per hour will see a 5 percent decrease in pay effective December 1. In addition, Gambrell said the hospital will eliminate some positions throughout the hospital, affecting...

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Stephens Co. Names Teacher of the Year

November 20, 2013

The Stephens County School System names its system-wide Teacher of the Year. School Superintendent Sherrie Whiten and other staff surprised April LaHayne of Toccoa Elementary in her classroom Tuesday to present her with the honor of the system-wide Teacher of the Year award. LaHayne teaches second grade at Toccoa Elementary. She said it is...

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Police Blotter

November 20, 2013

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a theft on Oak Valley Road. A deputy responded to Oak Valley Road on November 17 in reference to the theft of $7,200 worth of miscellaneous items. The report stated that the theft occurred sometime since July 1. Meanwhile, elsewhere on Oak Valley Road, someone reported to...

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Stephens Co. Hospital Still Dealing with Medicare Dispute

November 19, 2013

Stephens County Hospital is still at odds with Medicare over hundreds of thousands of dollars. Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell said that Medicare is still withholding around $800,000 over a dispute that stems from Medicare paperwork filed by the hospital back in Fiscal Year 2009. Gambrell said that Medicare and the hospital continue to discuss...

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