Ribbon Cutting Held for Clarkesville School of Dance

A new dance company in Clarkesville celebrates its opening with business leaders from throughout the region. The Clarkesville School of Dance held a ribbon cutting ceremony recently at its facility in Habersham County. It was a joint ribbon cutting, involving chambers of commerce from Stephens, Habersham, and White counties. Francie Keane is the owner of the Clarkesville School of Dance. […]

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Stephens Co. June Unemployment Numbers Released

Stephens County’s June unemployment numbers show mixed results. According to figures released Thursday by the Georgia Department of Labor, Stephens County had a preliminary June unemployment rate of 7.2 percent. That is four-tenths of a percentage point higher than the revised May unemployment rate for Stephens County, which was 6.8 percent. This June’s unemployment rate in Stephens County is 1.2 […]

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Bridge Beams Going Up On New SR 17 Bridge

Work is underway to set bridge beams on the new State Route 17 bridge near the Stephens-Franklin County line. Georgia Department of Transportation Spokesperson Teri Pope says work started Wednesday to set the first five beams on the bridge that is just outside of Martin. Pope said crews are set to put the next five beams in place Thursday, weather […]

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Stephens Co. Schools Receive EOCT Scores

Stephens County receives its state results on End of Course Testing for last school year. The Georgia Department of Education recently released district level results. In Stephens County, the number of students that met or exceeded the standard on exams were as follows: American Literature and Composition — 93.5 percent Analytic Geometry — 23.9 percent Biology — 74.3 percent Coordinate […]

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Dorsey Responds to Bell Comments at Tuesday Meeting

Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey responds to comments made by County Commissioner Dennis Bell during Tuesday’s county commission meeting. On Tuesday as he voted against approving the school system’s millage rate, Bell again called for the school system to call in authorities to do what he referred to as a “forensic interview” to find out what happened regarding the […]

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Stephens Commission Approves Re-zoning Requests

Stephens County Commissioners approve their first two re-zoning requests. On Tuesday, commissioners heard their first two re-zoning requests since land use was adopted earlier this year. One of the approved re-zoning requests was to change a parcel on Scott Road from Agriculture General/Residential District to Commercial Industrial District for the proposed use of a mini-warehouse building for rentals. The second […]

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Stephens Co. Commission Approves Mill Rate Increase

Stephens County Commissioners sign off on a millage rate increase. Tuesday, county commissioners voted 4 to 1 on a 2.34 mill increase in the county government’s millage rate, taking it from 11.32 to 13.66 mills. Commissioners Dean Scarborough, Michelle Grafton, Dennis Bell, and Debbie Whitlock all voted in favor of the increase. Scarborough said for him, it was an extremely […]

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