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Changes Coming in Franklin County School System

March 15, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Changes are on the way in the Franklin County school system. One change taking place next year is a consolidation of two of the county’s four elementary schools. Rather than close Carnesville Elementary, as had been discussed earlier, the Franklin County Board of Education has voted to consolidate...

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Straight to the Point Holds Ribbon Cutting

March 15, 2013
Straight to the Point Holds Ribbon Cutting

Local officials welcome a tattoo shop to downtown Toccoa. The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting for Straight to the Point Tattoo and Body Piercing on Thursday. Owner James Hollifield said that he is excited to have his shop in downtown Toccoa. “We wanted to show the community that there is an...

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Stephens Co. Republican Party Elects Officers

March 15, 2013
Stephens Co. Republican Party Elects Officers

The Stephens County Republican Party names new officers. Last week, the Republican Party in Stephens County held its convention to elect new officers and select delegates to the District and State conventions. New Stephens County Republican Party officials include Chairman Bill Grant, Secretary Rebeckah Bennett, Treasurer Stephanie Mosely, and Vice-Chairman James Addison.

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Stephens Co. Hospital Receives GHA Recognition

March 15, 2013
Stephens Co. Hospital Receives GHA Recognition

Stephens County Hospital receives recognition for improvement in patient care in 2012. The Georgia Hospital Association named Stephens County Hospital to its Hospital Engagement Network Safety Leaders Circle. Stephens County Hospital is one of 12 hospitals to place in the Presidential Circle, positioning it in the top third of all 116 Georgia hospitals participating...

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Caffee Enters Plea, Scheduled to Leave Prison This Month

March 14, 2013

A man convicted of murder in Stephens County in 2007, but then granted a new trial in 2010, has reached a plea agreement and will avoid another trial. Van Allen Caffee entered an Alford plea in Superior Court in Stephens County Wednesday afternoon on a reduced charge of voluntary manslaughter and a charge of...

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Stephens Co. Commission To Be Asked To Move Forward With Land Use

March 14, 2013

The Stephens County Land Use Regulation Committee wants county commissioners to make a decision on whether or not they want to move forward with the creation of a land use plan for Stephens County. Monday, the committee met and voted 7 to 1 to place a motion before county commissioners at their March 26...

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New Boys and Girls Club Director Settling In

March 14, 2013

A new director is settling in at the Toccoa-Stephens County Boys’ and Girls’ Club. Cindy Arnold took over as the director in December, replacing Oliver Dorsey, who resigned in November. Arnold has worked for Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs for 20 years, including 10 years at the national office. Most recently, she worked in Dublin,...

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Powers Receives Award From Junior Achievement

March 14, 2013
Powers Receives Award From Junior Achievement

A Stephens County school system principal receives recognition at a regional event. Liberty Elementary School Principal Terri Powers received the “Educator of the Year” award last Thursday from Junior Achievement of Georgia and Walters Management Company. Junior Achievement is a non-profit organization that brings the real world to students through hands-on curriculum delivered by...

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Land of Spirit Preview Tonight in Lavonia

March 14, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Work is well underway for this year’s Land of Spirit play at the Lavonia Cultural Center. The play, entitled, “Under the Magnolias” is being co-written by Lavonia Cultural Center director Logan Davison and Franklin County High School Drama Teacher Charity Henry Moon, with research by Vivian Young. A...

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Local Officials Get Update on Sewer Project Design

March 13, 2013
Local Officials Get Update on Sewer Project Design

Local officials receive an update on the design of a potential sewer expansion project in Stephens County. Monday, officials from Toccoa, Stephens County, and other agencies gathered at the city commission work session to hear from Goodwyn, Mills, and Cawood on its work so far. That firm was tasked in November with designing wastewater...

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