Stephens Co. Hospital Names Nurse Hero

Stephens County Hospital names its Nurse Hero for 2015. Recently, Stephens County Hospital Director of Nursing Faye Taylor announced that Mary Ann Hill won this year’s Nurse Hero award. Hill is a registered nurse in the Critical Care Department at the hospital. However, Taylor said Hill helps out in many departments. Taylor said Hill is a very worthy winner for […]

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Stephens Co. Hospital Chooses Next Administrator

Stephens County Hospital has its next administrator lined up. Monday, the Stephens County Hospital Authority unanimously approved the hire of Lynne Anderson as the next hospital administrator pending finalization of contract details. Anderson will replace Ed Gambrell, who is retiring at the end of the year. She comes to Stephens County Hospital from Amsol, an anesthesia management company with 26 […]

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SCHS Finalizing Graduation Plans

Stephens County High School is preparing for graduation ceremonies later this week. Graduation is set for Friday at 7 p.m. Stephens County High School Principal Sandy Steele updated the Stephens County Board of Education on graduation ceremony plans at last Thursday’s work session. Steele said that the plan is to have graduation outside Friday night at the football stadium if […]

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Two Dead in Banks County Incident

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Two people are dead after a shooting over the weekend in Banks County. It happened about 1:30 p.m. Sunday at a home in the 2300 block of Georgia Highway 198. Banks County Sheriff’s Office Spokesperson Sergeant Carissa McFaddin said the shootings appear to have been the result of an argument. “Deputies responded Sunday to […]

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Habersham Man Killed in Rabun Motorcycle Wreck

By Charles Robertson, WRBN Radio, Clayton A Mt. Airy man is dead and his wife injured after a motorcycle crash in northeast Georgia over the weekend. The Toccoa Post of the Georgia State Patrol said that James Larry Stripling and Janice Stripling, both of Mt. Airy, were traveling northbound in the right hand lane of U.S. Highway 441 on a […]

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TFC Baseball Headed to World Series

The Toccoa Falls College baseball team will make its seventh straight NCCAA College World Series tournament appearance later this month. Monday, the school announced that the selection committee again chose the Screaming Eagles to attend the 2015 tournament in Mason, Ohio that begins Wednesday. TFC has made the NCCAA World Series every year since 2009. This year, the 26-21 Screaming […]

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Stephens Co. BOE Meets Today

The Stephens County Board of Education meets for its regularly scheduled meeting later today. That meeting is scheduled to start at 5:30 p.m. at the Stephens County School System Administrative Offices on Mize Road. Today’s Board of Education meeting is open to the public. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Stephens Co. School System Hires New Finance Director

The Stephens County School System hires a new finance director. On Thursday, the Stephens County Board of Education voted unanimously to hire Alicia Fitzpatrick as the new school system finance director. Fitzpatrick comes from Madison County, where she served as system bookkeeper. Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey said that in that role, she worked under the Assistant Superintendent in […]

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