DOT Suspending Lane Closures For Labor Day

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A busy weekend is expected on highways around Georgia this Labor Day holiday weekend. AAA is projecting that more than 800,000 people in Georgia will travel more than 50 miles from home this Labor Day. DOT Spokesperson Teri Pope said as usual, the Georgia Department of Transportation is suspending all construction and maintenance-related lane […]

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Toccoa Speedway Hosting Sunday of Speed

Toccoa Speedway is hosting a big weekend of racing this weekend. The third annual “Sunday of Speed” is this Sunday starting at 7 p.m. The “Sunday of Speed” at Toccoa Speedway will feature three divisions of racing. The United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour, Southeastern Limited Late Model Sportsman Series, and new Monster Mini Stock Series for four cylinder […]

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Red Rage Pep Rally Tonight

The football regular season for the Stephens County Indians starts Friday and Stephens County High School will get ready tonight with its annual Red Rage pep rally. “Red Rage is going to be held tonight at the Reservation at 6:30 p.m. as we get ready to kick off a new era of Indian football led by Coach Barden,” said SCHS […]

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Phillips Steps Aside as Franklin Co. Manager, Still County Engineer

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia John Phillips is stepping aside as Franklin County Manager and returning to his previous job as Franklin County Engineer and Interim Planning Director. After coming out of an executive session meeting Tuesday evening, Franklin County Commission Chair Thomas Bridges announced the reshuffling of county personnel. Bridges said the county commission decided that now is […]

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SCMS Softball Off to Undefeated Start

The Stephens County Middle School softball team has its season off to a 3-0 start. On August 14, the Lady Rebels beat Elbert County 11-1 in four innings in Elberton. Tyra Hunter, Abby Mitchell, Emma Whitfield, Aly Singletary, Ashton Ayers, Kayley Sellers, and Kasey Westmoreland all had hits helping to bring home runs against Elbert County. Then, SCMS came back […]

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Stephens Co. Schools Working on System Level Accreditation

The Stephens County School System is continuing to work on system-level accreditation. Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey said the school system is currently working through the process to try to achieve system-level accreditation through AdvancED, which is the parent agency of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, or SACS. “For the first time, we are seeking system accreditation, […]

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