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Habersham Co. Pastor Serves As Chaplain of Day

March 22, 2013

A Habersham County pastor serves as Chaplain of the Day in the Georgia State Senate. 50th District State Senator and Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle welcomed Pastor Mike Franklin to serve as the Chaplain of the Day on Thursday, March 7 in the Georgia State Senate. Franklin has served as the lead pastor at the...

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SCHS Student Wins State Essay Contest

March 21, 2013

Stephens County High School has a state champion. Junior Connor Roberts won the AAAA state championship in boys’ essay at the state literary meet this past weekend in Warner Robins. Roberts said the competition requires participants to write an essay of 600 words or less on the spot within a certain amount of time....

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BOE To Talk Charter System At Meeting Tonight

March 21, 2013

The Stephens County Board of Education will discuss plans for moving forward with the school system’s Charter System application at a meeting tonight. The community is invited to attend the meeting, which will begin at 6 p.m. at the school system’s administrative offices on Mize Road. According to the meeting announcement, the purpose of...

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TES Principal Retiring

March 21, 2013

One of Stephens County’s elementary school principals is calling it a career. Tuesday, the Stephens County Board of Education accepted the retirement of Toccoa Elementary School Principal David Jacobsen at the end of the school year. Stephens County School Superintendent Sherrie Whiten said that Jacobsen has been a tremendous asset for the school system....

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Stephens Co. School System Gets Clean Audit Report

March 21, 2013

The Stephens County School System gets good news on its Fiscal Year 2012 audit. Stephens County School Superintendent Sherrie Whiten told the Board of Education Tuesday that the school system received a clean audit report with no findings for last fiscal year. Whiten said she is always pleased to receive a clean audit for...

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Stephens Co. Hospital Offers Bill Discount

March 21, 2013

Stephens County Hospital is offering those who owe the hospital money an opportunity to pay that bill off at a discount. According to Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell, the hospital is offering a discount through the end of next month. “Through April 30, we are offering a 20 percent discount to any patient who pays...

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Indian Baseball Blasts Lumpkin Co.

March 21, 2013

Senior left-hander Austin Lord fired a one-hitter Wednesday night as the Stephens County Indian baseball blanked the Lumpkin County Indians, 12-0, in four and a half innings at the Reservation Wednesday night. Lord allowed an infield single off of the bat of Daniel McCrary in the first inning for Lumpkin County’s only base hit....

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SCHS Tennis Sweeps Habersham

March 21, 2013

The Stephens County High School tennis teams defeated Habersham Central in a home match Wednesday. The Indian boys’ tennis team swept all three singles matches to win 3-2 and improve its overall record to 7-1. The Lady Indians also won 3-2 for their third straight win to improve their season record to 4-4.

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Stephens Co. School System Hires Finance Director

March 20, 2013

The Stephens County School System has a new finance director. Tuesday, the Stephens County Board of Education approved the hiring of Justin Beecher as the school system’s new finance director. According to Stephens County School Superintendent Sherrie Whiten, Beecher is originally from Toccoa and is a graduate of the Stephens County School System. Whiten...

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HB 226 Watched By Concerned Citizens Group

March 20, 2013

The Concerned Citizens of Toccoa-Stephens County are keeping an eye on a bill in the state Legislature that has attempted to change the definition of composting. Members of the group traveled to Atlanta last week to testify in front of the Senate’s Natural Resources and Environment Committee about House Bill 226. According to Concerned...

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