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SCHS’s Lewis in State Cross Country Meet Saturday

November 8, 2013

Stephens County High School’s Deanna Lewis will run in the Girls’ AAAA Cross Country State Championship tomorrow in Carrollton. Lewis won the Region 8-AAAA Girls’ Individual Championship last month at WilliamsMillPark in Flowery Branch, qualifying her for the state meet. The AAAA Girls’ race takes place at 9:50 a.m.

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USFS Waiving Fees At Day Use Sites for Veterans Day

November 8, 2013

The U.S. Forest Service will waive fees at most of its day-use recreation sites over the Veterans Day holiday weekend this weekend. The fee waivers are offered in cooperation with other federal agencies under the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act. The Forest Service said day-use fees will be waived at all standard amenity fee...

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Hartwell Elementary Slated to Re-open Monday

November 8, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Hartwell Hartwell Elementary School is closed today because of a problem with bats. According to school officials, the bats are nesting in a corner crawl space at one end of the school building. Hart County Assistant School Superintendent Kathy Leard said school officials met Tuesday night with concerned parents...

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Area Leaders React to SPLOST VI Vote

November 7, 2013

Area leaders in Stephens County are reacting to the approval of SPLOST VI by county voters on Tuesday. Stephens County voters approved SPLOST VI on Tuesday by a nearly 3 to 1 margin. SPLOST VI will begin on July 1, 2014, picking up right after the current one-cent Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax...

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Drug Operation Leads To Arrests, Charges

November 7, 2013

Four people face charges after a drug investigation last week. Mountain Judicial Circuit N.C.I.S. Drug Team agents, working together with the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office Uniform Patrol and Criminal Investigations Divisions, Toccoa Police Department Uniform Patrol and Criminal Investigation Divisions, and the Habersham County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit, conducted an undercover drug operation in...

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SCSO Announces Theft Arrests

November 7, 2013

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office said four people face theft charges in connection to two different incidents. First, Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that his office arrested two men recently after investigating the theft of more than $7000 in stolen items from a local business. Shirley said items like truck bumpers, batteries, large...

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Franklin Co. Election Recap

November 7, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Lavonia voters said no on Tuesday to a liquor by the drink referendum. Only 84 people cast a ballot out of the population of over 2,000 in that referendum that asked whether local restaurants in Lavonia should be allowed to serve alcohol by the drink on Sundays. Of...

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Scoliosis Screenings This Month at SCMS

November 7, 2013

Stephens County Health Department staff will conduct scoliosis screenings at Stephens County Middle School later this month for 7th and 8th graders. The Health Department said the screenings will take place on Tuesday, November 19. Scoliosis screening is designed to find abnormal spinal curvatures among children in grades 7 and 8. Health Department officials...

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JV Football Finishes 5-2

November 7, 2013

StephensCountyHigh School wraps up another successful Junior Varsity football season.   The JV team ended its season last month with a 5-2 record. Stephens County JV Coach Greg McCall said it was another strong year overall. “This is third straight year we have been 5-2,” said McCall.  “The kids played hard all year long. ...

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SPLOST VI Passes, Foster Re-elected Martin Mayor

November 6, 2013

Stephens County voters say yes to SPLOST VI. According to final unofficial results Tuesday night, 1001 voters cast ballots in favor of SPLOST VI, while 384 voted against the SPLOST. That is almost a 3-to-1 margin in favor of SPLOST VI, which will continue the one-cent Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax after the...

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