Stephens Co. BOE Moving Forward With Budget Reduction Plan Process; Possible School Re-structuring

The Stephens County Board of Education votes to move forward and continue looking at a budget reduction plan that would possibly cut jobs and could close Eastanollee Elementary School. Tuesday, the Stephens County Board of Education voted unanimously to authorize School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey to initiate the Fiscal Year 2016 budget reduction plan, including development of a reduction in force […]

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Toccoa Man Charged in Westminster Burglary

Authorities in South Carolina say a Toccoa man faces charges in connection to an alleged burglary last month. The Oconee County, South Carolina Sheriff’s Office says it has charged 27-year-old Justin Matthew Richey of North Pond Street in Toccoa with First Degree Burglary and Grand Larceny in connection with an alleged burglary near Westminster in the middle of February. Oconee […]

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Stephens Co. Hospital Renews Employee Health Insurance and Benefits

Stephens County Hospital renews its employee health insurance and other benefits for the year ahead. Monday, the Stephens County Hospital Authority voted unanimously to renew those policies for another year. Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell said the policies expire on April 30 each year. “We actually are staying with many of the same companies we had this year,” said Gambrell. “We […]

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Franklin Co. Sheriff’s Office Deputy Involved in Weekend I-85 Accident

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia An Asheville, North Carolina man is charged with causing a wreck Sunday involving a Franklin County Sheriff’s Office deputy. It happened Sunday afternoon on Interstate 85 northbound near mile marker 164. According to the Georgia State Patrol incident report, Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Major Johnny Bannister had stopped his patrol vehicle, a Ford F-150 […]

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Stephens Co. BOE To Consider Proposal to Close Eastanollee Elementary Tonight

The Stephens County Board of Education will consider a proposal from School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey tonight to begin the process of putting together a budget reduction plan for next fiscal year that would result in a reduction in force and the closing of Eastanollee Elementary School. Tonight’s Stephens County Board of Education meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Stephens […]

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Indian Baseball Falls At Home To White Co.

The Stephens County Indians fell to White County 6-3 Monday in Region 8-AAAA baseball action at the Reservation. White County jumped out early, scoring two runs in the top of the first. The Warriors added another run in the second, two more in the third, and another run in the fourth. The Indian defense also committed seven errors, helping the […]

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Saturday Talent Show a Success, Say Organizers

One of the organizers of this past Saturday’s Male Talent Show Competition in Toccoa is thanking the community for its support. The talent show took place Saturday at the Swift Multi-purpose Center in Toccoa. Jeraldine Hayes helped to organize the event and said all of the acts did an incredible job. Hayes said, however, winners had to be chosen. According […]

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Wilbros Appeal Hearing Date in Fulton Co. Re-scheduled

A Fulton County Superior Court judge has pushed back the next hearing on Wilbros’ appeal of the Georgia Environmental Protection Division’s administrative order issued to the facility and the administrative law judge’s ruling upholding that order. Judge T. Jackson Bedford, Jr. has pushed oral arguments in the appeal back to June 11 at 1:30 p.m. in Fulton County Superior Court […]

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