Stephens Co. BOE Approves Sept. Spending Resolution

The Stephens County Board of Education approves one final spending resolution. Tuesday, the board unanimously approved its September spending resolution. The spending resolutions allow the school system to operate while the Board finalizes its budget for the fiscal year that started back on July 1. Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey has stated that the school system can only use […]

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Dillard House President Passes Away

Rabun County is remembering the President of the Dillard House this week. Dillard House President and CEO John Peter Dillard passed away Sunday at the age of 69. He took over as President of the Rabun County landmark establishment in 1989. The Dillard House was established by his grandmother, Carrie Edwards Dillard, back in 1917. Besides heading up the Dillard […]

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Ga. Hunting Seasons and Regulations Guide Now Available

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources says that the 2014-2015 Georgia Hunting Seasons and Regulations Guide is now available. According to the DNR, the guide provides important information on season dates, bag limits, hunting licenses, wildlife management areas, quota hunts, youth opportunities among other things. The DNR says major changes to hunting regulations this year include the availability of a […]

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Franklin Co. BOC Approves I-85 Sewer Bond Resolution

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Franklin County Commission approves a bond issue resolution to secure funding for a sewer expansion project along Interstate 85. Franklin County has received approval from the USDA for a $3.5 million loan/grant package for the project. At a work session with Franklin County Commissioners earlier this month, Franklin County Manager John Phillips told […]

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Clinic Vascular Lab Re-accredited

The Intersocietal Accreditation Commission has again granted the Toccoa Clinic vascular lab a three-year term of accreditation in echocardiography. Accreditation confirms that Toccoa Clinic’s lab has undergone a thorough review of its operational and technical components by a panel of experts, and the Commission grants accreditation only to those facilities that are found to be providing quality patient care and […]

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Street Re-surfacing Underway in Toccoa

Work is well underway on a street re-surfacing project in Toccoa. Crews were on Fern Valley Drive Tuesday working on that road as the project got underway in earnest after rain delayed things somewhat on Monday. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said crews started on Fern Valley Drive only because they are doing more than a standard re-surfacing of the […]

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Stephens Co. BOE To Keep Looking At Solar Panel Lease While Company Pursues Zoning Approval

The Stephens County Board of Education will continue to review a lease agreement for solar panels on land near Stephens County High School while allowing the company seeking to install the panels to go ahead with obtaining zoning changes for the property. Tuesday, the Stephens County Board of Education voted 5 to 2 to allow United Renewable Energy of Alpharetta […]

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SCHS Softball Falls to Rabun Co.

The Stephens County Lady Indian softball team drops a non-region game. Stephens County lost to Rabun County Tuesday 8-6. Natalie Morgan went 3 for 4 and scored two runs for the Lady Indians. Meanwhile, Alanna Dunson went 2 for 4 with two RBIs. The Lady Indians are now 3-3 on the season. They play next on Thursday at home against […]

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