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GBI Announces Arrests in Child Pornography Investigation

October 23, 2014

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has announced the arrest of a Habersham County man and Rabun County man as part of a three-month child pornography investigation. Called “Operation MasqueRAID”, it began in July and the GBI says it centered on agents detecting child pornography images being shared using the Internet. The GBI said the...

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Stephens Co. Hospital Administrator To Retire in 2015

October 22, 2014

Stephens County Hospital’s Administrator for almost three decades is calling it a career next year. Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell announced Tuesday that he would be retiring from Stephens County Hospital as of December 31, 2015. Gambrell said he feels this is a decision he needed to make. “As many people know, I have a...

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Stephens Co. School Superintendent Concerned About Budget Numbers

October 22, 2014

A quarter of the way through its fiscal year, the Stephens County School System is running one percent over budget. That is according to the financial report presented at Tuesday’s Stephens County Board of Education meeting by School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey. Dorsey said that 25 percent of the fiscal year is complete and currently,...

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Stephens Co. BOE Looks At Facility Use Fee Schedule

October 22, 2014

A Stephens County Board of Education member has asked staff to re-visit the fee schedule for renting the Tugaloo Performing Arts Center at Stephens County High School. Tuesday, school system staff presented proposed modifications to the facility use fee schedule for the school system. School officials said the major adjustments were to convert all...

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State Releases SAT Averages

October 22, 2014

The Georgia Department of Education released 2014 district and state level results on the SAT exam earlier this month. According to those figures, Stephens County Schools had a mean of 488 on Critical Reading, 465 on Math, and 455 on Writing, out of 102 test takers. State averages were 488 on Critical Reading, 485...

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NGTC Honors GED Graduates

October 22, 2014

North Georgia Technical College recognizes a new group of GED graduates. Last year, 353 students completed all parts of the GED® test and they were recognized at a ceremony recently at the Habersham Central High School Auditorium. North Georgia Technical College President Dr. Gail Thaxton told the students they had given themselves a gift...

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Pay Increase Approved for Stephens Co. Hospital Employees

October 21, 2014

Stephens County Hospital employees will see an increase early next year in their pay. Monday, the Hospital Authority unanimously approved a pay increase plan for the hospital to take effect in this current fiscal year, which started for the hospital back on October 1. Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell says that the budget for this...

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Hospital Authority Elects Officers

October 21, 2014

The Stephens County Hospital Authority approves its officers for the next 12 months. Monday, the Hospital Authority voted unanimously to keep the same slate of officers for the year ahead as it has had for the past year. That means Mark Wilkinson will again serve as Chairman of the Hospital Authority, while Dr. Robert...

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Long Time Toccoa Officer Curtis Scott Passes Away

October 21, 2014

Law enforcement is remembering a long-time Toccoa police officer. Curtis Scott passed away on Saturday. Scott worked for the Toccoa Police Department for more than 40 years. He started as a part-time patrol officer in October 1967, before he was hired as a full-time officer in March 1971. Scott then remained with the Toccoa...

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No One Hurt in Weekend Fire in Toccoa

October 21, 2014

Toccoa Fire Chief Tommy Ayers said nobody was hurt in a weekend structure fire. He said that crews from the Toccoa Fire Department responded to a house on the 500 block of South Broad Street at about 12:05 a.m. Sunday in reference to a structure fire. Ayers said that the home that caught fire...

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