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Weapons Reporting and Licensing Bill Passes State Senate

March 6, 2013
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A weapons reporting and licensing bill sponsored by former Franklin County Manager and current Madison County State Senator Frank Ginn passes the State Senate. Senate Bill 101, which was also co-sponsored by local State Senator John Wilkinson, passed the Senate this week by a vote of 41 to 10. The bill contains measures that...

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Hart Co. To Hire Three Workers To Replace Prison Workers from Whitworth

March 6, 2013
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By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Hart County plans to hire at least three people to replace male prison workers from the Whitworth Detention Center. At its regular meeting last week, the Hart County Board of Commissioners heard from County Administrator Jon Caime on the topic. He told the board Whitworth is not offering...

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Police Blotter

March 6, 2013
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The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office responded to Highway 145 last Thursday in reference to a burglary. According to the report, the resident told a deputy that her home had been burglarized and $1,600 in electronics taken, along with $100 in jewelry. This week, Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley reported that his office had seen...

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SCSO Investigating Recent Increase in Burglaries, Similarities Noted

March 5, 2013
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SCSO Investigating Recent Increase in Burglaries, Similarities Noted

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public to be on the lookout following an increase in burglaries recently. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that during the last several weeks, his office has seen an increase in burglaries and thefts from residences, mainly in the southern end of the county. Shirley said...

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SCSO Arrests Three After Traffic Stop

March 5, 2013
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Three people face charges after a traffic stop last week in Stephens County. According to Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley, deputies conducted the traffic stop on Friday after spotting a truck without a tag. “Deputies and investigators were working an area of the county and were able to initiate a traffic stop on Vale...

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Collins To Chair New Congressional Group on Corps

March 5, 2013
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Collins To Chair New Congressional Group on Corps

By MJ Kneiser U.S. Representative Doug Collins is the chair of a new Congressional group formed to work with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on water management issues across the country. One issue concerning our region is the lake level on Lake Hartwell. While lake levels have risen, Collins said he plans to...

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Wilkinson Bill Would Maintain Career and Technical Education Advisory Commission in Ga.

March 5, 2013
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Wilkinson Bill Would Maintain Career and Technical Education Advisory Commission in Ga.

A bill sponsored by 50th District State Senator John Wilkinson would re-establish a commission that reviews career and technical education programs in the state for the General Assembly. Senate Bill 100, which would re-establish the Career and Technical Education Advisory Commission, passed the State Senate by a vote of 47-2 late last month. The...

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Pre-K Registration Underway in Stephens Co.

March 5, 2013
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Pre-kindergarten registration is underway this month in the Stephens County School System. According to the school system, Pre-K registration is taking place at each elementary school now through March 29. The school system said that children must be four years old on or before September 1, 2013 to be eligible for enrollment in Pre-K....

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SCHS Tennis Splits With Johnson in Region Play

March 5, 2013
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The Stephens County Indian boys’ tennis team remains unbeaten on the season. Stephens County played Johnson Monday in a re-scheduled region match. In the boys’ match, the Indians defeated the Knights 4-1 to extend their overall record to 4-0 and 2-0 in Region 8-AAAA play. Meanwhile, the Lady Indian tennis team lost 3-2. The...

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DOT Announces Area Road Work

March 5, 2013
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The Georgia Department of Transportation is announcing road work in Stephens and surrounding counties this week. According to the DOT, a crew will be repairing and restoring ditches this week along State Highway 145. Elsewhere, the DOT said a crew will be adding rubberized asphalt to U.S. Highway 441 in Habersham County, while a...

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