Alleged Assault Leads to One Arrest

One person is under arrest after a fight over the weekend ended with someone in the hospital. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said it happened Sunday afternoon at a home on Defoor Road. “Deputies responded and two brothers had gotten into a fight that escalated into one of them pulling a knife,” said Shirley. “There were several stab wounds, as […]

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Proposed Wilkinson Center Addition Going Out to Bid

Stephens County Hospital is taking the next step in building a small addition to the Wilkinson Center. Monday, the Hospital Authority’s Building and Grounds Committee gave the go-ahead on the final plans for the proposed addition and the Authority gave staff permission to go ahead and get bids for the work. Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell said that this will allow […]

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BOE Approves July Spending Resolution

The Stephens County Board of Education approves a resolution to allow normal spending to continue into the start of a new fiscal year while a Fiscal Year 2016 budget is finalized. Tuesday, the Board voted unanimously to approve a July spending resolution. Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey said that the spending resolution allows the board to budget and spend […]

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SCMS Supplements Approved

The Stephens County school system finalizes supplements at Stephens County Middle School. Tuesday, the Board of Education unanimously approved proposed middle school supplements. The high school’s supplements were approved last month, but board members voted to table the middle school supplements after concerns were raised about the consistency of some of the supplements. Last week, Stephens County High School Athletic […]

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Possible Rabid Raccoon Spotted

Toccoa-Stephens County Animal Control is confirming that a possible rabid raccoon was reported over the weekend in an area of Toccoa. According to Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter Director Jeff Roberts, the possible rabid raccoon was sighted and reported to law enforcement over the weekend in the area of Poplar Street and Hilltop Way. Law enforcement then forwarded the report on […]

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NGTC Receives Scholarship Donation From Ga. Power

North Georgia Technical College gets a donation from a state utility company. The Georgia Power Foundation has made a contribution to North Georgia Technical College’s Foundation’s scholarship fund for students enrolled in the Electrical Lineworker Program who have documented financial need. According to the school, the purpose of the Electrical Lineworker program is to provide the student with the necessary […]

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Stephens Co. Hospital To Purchase Ventilator

Stephens County Hospital will move forward with the purchase of an adult ventilator to begin replacing older ones in use now. On Monday, the Stephens County Hospital Authority unanimously voted to approve the purchase of the adult ventilator. Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell said that for right now, the hospital will only look to purchase one ventilator. “This is used in […]

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Hospital Reports Negative Bottom Line in May

Stephens County Hospital reports a negative bottom line for the month of May. During Monday’s Hospital Authority meeting, the authority gave its monthly financial report. Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell said a slow month at the hospital resulted in the loss for the month. “Patient census has been lower than we would like it to be,” said Gambrell. “It has just […]

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