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New Principal Named for Toccoa Elementary

May 23, 2013
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New Principal Named for Toccoa Elementary

Toccoa Elementary School has a new principal. Tuesday, the Stephens County Board of Education unanimously approved Tammy Whitworth as the new principal at Toccoa Elementary School. Whitworth was formerly an assistant principal at Eastanollee Elementary School in Stephens County. Former principal David Jacobsen had announced his retirement earlier in the year. Meanwhile, the school...

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Stephens Co. Schools Looking at Meal Price Options

May 23, 2013
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Lunch prices for Stephens County elementary school students will increase next year unless the school system qualifies for a federal program that would actually offer free lunch. Last week, the Stephens County Board of Education unanimously approved increasing the price of an elementary school student lunch from $1.25 to $1.50. Stephens County School Superintendent...

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Stephens Co. Graduation Rate Up

May 22, 2013
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The Stephens County School System gets good news on its graduation rate and initial CRCT results. Tuesday, the state released graduation rates for the 2011-2012 school year. Stephens County’s graduation rate for the 2011-2012 school year is 87.3 percent, which is up from the 2010-2011 rate of 83.8 percent. Stephens County School Superintendent Sherrie...

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Stephens Co. BOE Approves Tentative FY 2014 Budget

May 22, 2013
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The Stephens County School System continues to move forward with its Fiscal Year 2014 budget process. Tuesday, the Board of Education unanimously approved the tentative Fiscal Year 2014 budget for the purposes of advertisement. School staff presented the tentative $31.9 million budget to the Board Thursday at a work session for review. The school...

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Franklin Co. Prison Escapee Caught

May 22, 2013
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Franklin Co. Prison Escapee Caught

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia An escaped prisoner from the Franklin County Detention Center is back behind bars. Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas said that authorities captured 20-year-old Keibron Brock Tuesday. According to Thomas, authorities suspected Brock was hiding out in his mother’s house on State Route 59 in Franklin County and obtained...

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Stephens Co. Hospital Recognizes 2013 Nurse Hero

May 22, 2013
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Stephens County Hospital names its Nurse Hero for 2013. The hospital awarded the annual honor to Brenda Shook at a banquet held last week. Shook is a registered nurse in the hospital’s emergency department. Stephens County Hospital Director of Nursing Faye Taylor said that Shook’s peers selected her to win the Nurse Hero award....

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Toccoa Holding Work Session, Called Meeting Today

May 22, 2013
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Toccoa City Commissioners are expected to continue discussions about a proposed multi-million dollar project to interconnect water systems in northeast Georgia at a work session later today. Madison and Elbert County officials are seeking money from the Governor’s Water Supply Program for water improvements in five northeast Georgia counties, Stephens, Franklin, Madison, Elbert, and...

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City of Toccoa To Re-imburse Local Church for Water Damage

May 22, 2013
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Hill Street Baptist Church will receive money from the city of Toccoa to help replace items damaged when the church’s basement flooded a couple of years ago. Back on December 30, 2011, a motorist hit a fire hydrant at the intersection of Whitman and Hill streets, which led to numerous water line breaks, including...

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Humane Shelter Director Search Continues

May 22, 2013
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The search continues for a new director for the Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter. The shelter’s board of directors held a regular meeting Tuesday. During that meeting, the board discussed the status of the director search and how to continue moving that search forward. Shelter Board of Directors Chair Harold Andrews said that advertising for...

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Health Officials Now Confirm 11 Cases in Area E. Coli Outbreak

May 21, 2013
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The number of cases in a Stephens County E. coli outbreak first reported last Thursday on AM 630 WNEG has risen from 7 to 11. In an e-mail statement released Monday night, District Two Public Health Spokesman Dave Palmer said 10 Georgia residents and one South Carolina resident have been confirmed as having a...

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