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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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Stephens Co. Board of Education Meets Today

October 21, 2014

The Stephens County Board of Education is scheduled to meet later today. This is the Board of Education’s regularly scheduled monthly meeting for October. Today’s scheduled Board of Education meeting is set to begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Tugaloo Building of the Stephens County School System Administrative Offices on Mize Road. The Stephens...

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Sinkhole Repairs On SR 51 Almost Complete

October 21, 2014

Work to repair a Hart County highway is on pace to wrap up this week. The Georgia Department of Transportation said that it expects to finish repairs on the State Route 51 sinkhole this Friday, if the weather continues to cooperate. Repairs were delayed in recent weeks because of rain. However, Georgia DOT District...

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Stephens, Franklin Counties March for Babies

October 20, 2014
Stephens, Franklin Counties March for Babies

Local residents gather to again march for babies. The annual Stephens-Franklin County March for Babies to benefit the March of Dimes took place Saturday at Tugaloo State Park in Franklin County. Volunteers and participants from both counties gathered to walk to raise awareness for the March of Dimes and celebrate the completion of another...

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Workforce Development Career Coach in Toccoa Today

October 20, 2014

A mobile unit designed to help people with their job searches will be in Stephens County today. The Georgia Mountains Regional Commission Workforce Development Career Coach will visit the Toccoa-Stephens County Library today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The library is located on West Savannah Street in Toccoa. Workforce Development Trainer Micah Thomas...

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