Red Cross Issues Call for Blood Donations

The American Red Cross is issuing an urgent call for most needed blood types as it says it faces a looming shortage. According to a Red Cross press release this week, the agency needs eligible donors with O negative, B negative, and A negative blood to give now to prevent an emergency situation. Type O negative is the universal blood […]

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Elberton Man Injured in SR 17 Wreck

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia No charges are expected to be filed against an Elbert County man involved in a wreck Tuesday morning near Royston. It happened about 8:40 Tuesday morning on SR17. “A black Jeep was traveling south on Georgia 17 near Cedar Lane Drive. The Jeep crossed the center line and struck an 18-wheeler in the rear […]

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Stephens Co. Hospital Continues Planning for Possible Wilkinson Center Addition

Stephens County Hospital is moving closer to possibly beginning work on an addition to its Wilkinson Center. The Hospital Authority’s Building and Grounds Committee met on Monday to receive an update on the project from Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell. Gambrell said that the meeting allowed committee members to receive information about the bids that the hospital has received so far […]

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Back to School Prayer Motorcade Saturday

An annual start of school event will once again take place this weekend. The annual Stephens County Back-to-school Prayer Motorcade is set for this coming Saturday. Jeraldine Hayes and Mary Owenby are once again coordinating the event that will visit each Stephens County school, along with some other locations. Hayes said everyone, including school staff, students, and parents, are invited […]

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GMA Honors Former Ga. First Lady Betty Vandiver

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Georgia Municipal Association is honoring former Georgia First Lady Betty Vandiver, wife of the late Governor Ernest Vandiver, for her work on behalf of the mentally challenged. Mrs. Vandiver is the founder of the Mayors’ Christmas Motorcade, an annual holiday event in which towns and cities across the state collect and deliver gifts […]

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Local Bowlers Win Scholarships

Some local bowlers are receiving college scholarship money. Recently, 2015 Stephens County High School graduate Reece Ventura and 2014 Franklin County High School graduate James Young participated in a youth scholarship bowling tournament in Sunset Beach, North Carolina against bowlers from Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. Ventura took first place in his division and was awarded a $1,800 college […]

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Stephens Co. BOE Approves FY 16 Budget

The Stephens County school system has its budget in place for Fiscal Year 2016. At a called meeting on Monday, the Stephens County Board of Education unanimously approved the final budget for the fiscal year that got underway back on July 1 and runs through June 30, 2016. Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey said there were no additional changes […]

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Corps Looking for Help on Keeping Lake Hartwell Clean

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Lake Hartwell Association continue to look for volunteers to help keep Lake Hartwell clean. Both groups are inviting local residents, scout groups, civic clubs, and others to volunteer to join year-round efforts in maintaining a clean and inviting environment for all lake visitors. Historically, the Corps has organized a yearly clean-up of […]

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