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Stephens Co. School Superintendent Whiten Retiring

November 20, 2013

Stephens County School Superintendent Sherrie Whiten is retiring. Whiten announced at Tuesday’s Stephens County Board of Education meeting that she plans to retire effective March 31, 2014. Whiten said it has been an honor to serve as the Superintendent of the Stephens County School System. But, she said it is time to pass the...

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Stephens Co. Hospital Announces Cuts

November 20, 2013

Stephens County Hospital announces cost-cutting measures that will affect the hospital’s employees. Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell announced this week that effective December 1, employees making over $10 per hour will see a 5 percent decrease in pay effective December 1. In addition, Gambrell said the hospital will eliminate some positions throughout the hospital, affecting...

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Stephens Co. Names Teacher of the Year

November 20, 2013

The Stephens County School System names its system-wide Teacher of the Year. School Superintendent Sherrie Whiten and other staff surprised April LaHayne of Toccoa Elementary in her classroom Tuesday to present her with the honor of the system-wide Teacher of the Year award. LaHayne teaches second grade at Toccoa Elementary. She said it is...

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Police Blotter

November 20, 2013

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a theft on Oak Valley Road. A deputy responded to Oak Valley Road on November 17 in reference to the theft of $7,200 worth of miscellaneous items. The report stated that the theft occurred sometime since July 1. Meanwhile, elsewhere on Oak Valley Road, someone reported to...

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Stephens Co. Hospital Still Dealing with Medicare Dispute

November 19, 2013

Stephens County Hospital is still at odds with Medicare over hundreds of thousands of dollars. Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell said that Medicare is still withholding around $800,000 over a dispute that stems from Medicare paperwork filed by the hospital back in Fiscal Year 2009. Gambrell said that Medicare and the hospital continue to discuss...

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Planning Underway for Toccoa Christmas Parade

November 19, 2013

Plans are well underway for this year’s Toccoa Christmas Parade. The Toccoa Woman’s Club is once again organizing the parade. Toccoa Woman’s Club President Bonnie Sparks said that it will again take place the first Saturday in December. “This year, our theme is ‘Christmas in the South’,” said Sparks.  “It is going to be...

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Ga. DOT Announces Habersham Road Work

November 19, 2013

The Georgia Department of Transportation has announced additional road work this week in northeast Georgia. The DOT said in Habersham County, a crew will seal cracks in the asphalt driving surface of State Route 15/U.S. Highway 441. This work requires a lane closure as work occurs. Meanwhile, the DOT said another crew will work...

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Quail Hunting Season Underway

November 19, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Quail hunting season started Saturday and according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division the forecast for the 2013-2014 season is well above average across the state. Last week, hunters had a chance to chat live online with Private Lands Program Manager Reggie Thackston. Thackston...

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October Good Financial Month for City of Toccoa

November 18, 2013

The city of Toccoa receives a positive financial report. Toccoa Finance Director Cathy Loudermilk presented that financial report at last Monday’s city commission meeting. Loudermilk said that overall, October was a good month for the city’s finances. She said that is due in large part to an increase in the city’s operating cash balances...

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Franklin Co. Holds Natural Gas Informational Meeting

November 18, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County poultry farmers now have a better idea of what options are open to them for running natural gas lines to their chicken houses after attending a special meeting with natural gas providers Thursday evening. Dozens of farmers came out to hear from Georgia Mountains Regional Commission...

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