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Stephens Co. Hospital Giving Employees Pay Raise in January

December 18, 2012
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Employees at Stephens County Hospital will see a little more in their paychecks starting next year. Monday, the Stephens County Hospital Authority unanimously approved a 1.5 percent cost-of-living pay increase for the hospital’s employees. It takes effect in January. Stephens County Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell said that hospital employees are deserving of the increase....

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One Arrested, Two Sought in Stephens Co. Burglary

December 18, 2012
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One person faces charges and two others are being sought in connection with a burglary earlier this month in Stephens County. According to Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley, the burglary occurred on December 4 at a residence on Trestle Ridge Road. “After meeting with the property owner, it was discovered that two floor safes...

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Stephens Co. Reacts To Connecticut School Shooting

December 18, 2012
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In light of last Friday’s tragic shooting at a Connecticut elementary school, the topic of school safety is again returning to the forefront. Stephens County School Superintendent Sherrie Whiten said that school safety is always at the forefront of everything the school system does. Whiten said that the school system tries to be proactive...

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Franklin Co. Reacts To Connecticut Shooting

December 18, 2012
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By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Authorities in Franklin County are also taking steps to ensure students here are safe. Lavonia Police Chief Bruce Carlisle said he plans to have extra officers at Lavonia Elementary School this week. “The first thing we’re going to do is have an officer in the school Monday and...

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Gasaway, Wilkinson Speak in Toccoa

December 17, 2012
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Gasaway, Wilkinson Speak in Toccoa

With a new session of the Georgia General Assembly set to start next month, Stephens County’s local legislators are looking ahead. 50th District State Senator John Wilkinson and newly elected 28th District State Representative Dan Gasaway spoke to local leaders at a pre-legislative breakfast forum Friday in downtown Toccoa. Both legislators pointed to the...

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Toccoa-Stephens Co. Library Honors Retiring Manager Michelle Austin

December 17, 2012
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Toccoa-Stephens Co. Library Honors Retiring Manager Michelle Austin

The community honors outgoing Toccoa-Stephens County Library Manager Michelle Austin. Austin is retiring at the end of the month and on Friday, a reception was held at the Toccoa-Stephens County Library meeting room to recognize her service to the library. Austin said she appreciates everyone who turned out on Friday to wish her well....

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Toccoa Commission Meeting Today

December 17, 2012
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Toccoa City Commissioners will hold their final regularly scheduled meeting of 2012 today (Dec.17). The city commission will meet at 9 a.m. today at Toccoa City Hall. Commissioners moved their second monthly meeting up a week from its normal date due to the Christmas holiday. During the meeting, city commissioners are expected to award...

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SCHS Hoops Split with Habersham Central

December 17, 2012
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The Stephens County Lady Indians saw their record fall to 1-8 Saturday after they lost 31-21 to the Lady Raiders of Habersham Central High School. Both teams suffered from cold shooting in the first half, as Habersham Central led at the half 11-6, but the scoring picked up in the second half. Habersham senior...

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Bladowski Nominated for TCSG Rick Perkins Award

December 17, 2012
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Bladowski Nominated for TCSG Rick Perkins Award

A Toccoa man who works as a culinary arts instructor at North Georgia Technical College is one of four nominated by his peers to compete for an annual award. Chef Chris Bladowski has been nominated to compete for the Rick Perkins Award for Excellence in Technical Education. The Rick Perkins Award for Excellence in...

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Collins Gets Committee Assignments

December 14, 2012
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The man who will represent Stephens County in Congress starting in January has his committee assignments for the upcoming Congress. 9th District U.S. Representative-Elect Doug Collins announced his committee assignments for the 113th Congress that gets underway next month. Collins said he will serve on the House Committees of Judiciary, Foreign Affairs, and Oversight...

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