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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GHSA Reclassification Keeps Stephens Co. In AAAA

November 19, 2013

Stephens County High School will remain in Class AAAA for the next two years, according to the official reclassification numbers released Monday by the Georgia High School Association. Those numbers show Stephens County’s enrollment figure at 1099. That makes it the second-smallest school in Class AAAA, ahead of only Pike County at 1096. Most...

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