BBB Offers Scam Safety Tips

The Better Business Bureau of Northeast Georgia is offering tips to help people try to stay scam-free in 2015. First, the BBB urged people to keep their computer programs up to date. The agency says people should remember to update their Internet browser, operating system, and other software. BBB officials also urged people to set tough passwords consisting of both […]

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Ga. DOT Announces Routine Maintenance

The Georgia Department of Transportation has announced its weekly maintenance schedule for the area this week. No work is scheduled in Stephens, Franklin, or Banks counties. In Habersham County, the DOT said crews are scheduled to seal cracks in the driving surface of State Route 115 between Clarkesville and the White County line. The DOT said a lane closure will […]

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Chase Ends With Wreck, Arrest in Toccoa

A South Carolina man faces charges in two states after allegedly stealing a car and leading area law enforcement on a chase through two counties that ended in Toccoa Thursday. It started in Franklin County Thursday morning. Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas said deputies received word of a stolen vehicle out of South Carolina. Thomas said his deputies attempted to […]

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USFS Announces Prescribed Burn For Today

The U.S. Forest Service said it will conduct a prescribed burn later today in Stephens County. The prescribed burn will involve about 200 acres and be located in the Davis Mountain area of the county. According to the Forest Service, the burn will be centered in the area of Davis Mountain Road and Quarry Road, right off of the Toccoa […]

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Franklin Co. BOE To Meet Saturday

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County’s School Board will be meeting Saturday for a work session retreat and among the issues the board plans to discuss is the recent release of the State’s College and Career Readiness Performance Index or CCRPI. The CCRPI is Georgia’s statewide accountability system. Implemented in 2012, it measures schools and school districts on […]

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Basketball, Wrestling Action Today

The Stephens County Middle School basketball teams are back in action today after the holiday break. Stephens County hosts Franklin County later today in Middle School basketball play. Last time out on December 19, the the 7th grade girls’ game, Stephens County won 18-16 over Madison County and the Stephens County Middle School 8th grade boys lost to Madison County […]

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Dorsey Responds to Grand Jury Report

Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey said there were no surprises in his mind in the grand jury report released Tuesday regarding the financial problems that have plagued the Stephens County School System. Dorsey said everything that the grand jury said in its report is what he expected to hear. “I think it was exactly what we had been saying […]

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Pinkerton Responds to Grand Jury Report

Stephens County Board of Education Chair Dr. Elizabeth Pinkerton is also responding to the grand jury report. She echoed the thought that the report contained no surprises. “I guess it was mostly as was expected,” said Pinkerton. In its report Tuesday, the grand jury said it believes a combination of leadership missteps and external circumstances resulted in a loss of […]

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