DOT Unveils CHAMP Crews on I-85

A new program on Interstate 85 in northeast Georgia is designed to help both motorists and the Georgia Department of Transportation. The Coordinated Highway and Maintenance Program, or CHAMP, launched this week in the northeast district for the Georgia DOT along I-85. Georgia DOT Spokesperson Katie Strickland said that CHAMP is similar to the already existing HERO program in metro […]

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Indian Boys’ Basketball On To States

The Stephens County Indians had four score in double figures, and added tough defense that forced turnovers and blocked shots to cruise to an easy victory over Jefferson 64-47 on the Dragons’ home floor last night in the Region 8-AAAA Basketball Tournament. The Indians led 24-16 at the half, but outscored the Dragons 16-6 in the third quarter to blow […]

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Drought Disaster Loans Available

Small businesses affected by the drought that started last Summer can now apply for federal economic injury disaster loans. The U.S. Small Business Administration said small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations must file by March 6 for federal economic injury disaster loans in Georgia as a result of drought that began […]

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DOL Hosting Job Recruitment in Habersham Co.

A Habersham County company is looking to fill positions at its facility. Magnolia Windows and Doors will be recruiting a dozen workers next week for its manufacturing facility in Baldwin.  The company produces custom-made windows and doors. The recruitment will be held on Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Georgia Department of Labor’s Habersham Career Center, located […]

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Poultry Proposal Goes to Stephens Co. Planning Commission Tonight

The Stephens County Planning Commission will consider making a recommendation on plans to add poultry houses to a Freeman Creek Road property in Stephens County at its meeting tonight. A property owner at 140 Freeman Creek Road has submitted a re-zoning and variance request to switch the 107-acre tract from Agricultural Residential to Agriculture Intensive to put broiler houses on […]

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Spring Branch Boat Ramp To Temporarily Close

A Stephens County boat ramp is shutting down this week for maintenance work that is expected to take the rest of the month. The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Hartwell Lake Project Office announced Monday it will temporarily close the Spring Branch Access Area in Stephens County starting on Wednesday. Corps officials said the closure will let crews make […]

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Region 8-AAAA Basketball Tourney Starts Today

The Stephens County High School basketball teams will begin their post-season today, looking to clinch state playoff berths. Today is the first round of the Region 8-AAAA boys’ and girls’ basketball tournaments at Jefferson High School. Both the Indians and Lady Indians are in action in the first round. The Lady Indians are the fifth seed on the girls’ side […]

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Additional Energy Assistance Funds Available

A local agency said it has received additional heating assistance funds from the state. Ninth District Opportunity said that Georgia has given Stephens County more heating assistance funds so anyone who has not had an appointment since last November should call 1-855-636-3108 to schedule an appointment for assistance. The agency went on to say that if there is a crisis […]

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Remains Found in Banks Co.

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is working with the Banks County Sheriff’s Office to determine the identity of human remains found over the weekend. Monday afternoon, Banks County Sheriff’s Office Spokesperson Carissa McFaddin said the remains were found Sunday by a realtor. According to McFaddin, the remains were found in a wooded area off […]

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Shirley Details Weekend Incident

Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley is releasing details about a weekend incident that brought out his office’s D.E.L.T.A unit. Shirley said it started when deputies were called to a Currahee Ridge Road residence shortly after 5 p.m. on Saturday for a welfare check. He said the caller reported that an individual was highly intoxicated and acting erratically. According to the […]

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