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Thomas Re-Elected As Franklin Co. Sheriff

November 7, 2012

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia In the only local race in Franklin County, voters re-elected incumbent Republican Sheriff Stevie Thomas for a third term. Thomas easily won out over Democratic challenger Ronald Hart by a vote of 6,148 to Hart’s 1,428. Thomas said he is grateful for the vote of confidence from the...

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BEESMART Spelling Bee Thursday

November 7, 2012

An annual fundraiser to benefit the Stephens Education Literacy Foundation is coming up this week. The annual BEESMART spelling and trivia bee is this Thursday at 7 p.m. at a new location this year, Stephens County High School. Stephens Education Literacy Foundation Executive Director Ellen Alligood said they are looking forward to a great...

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Election Results

November 7, 2012

Stephens Co. Results Only (all results unofficial until certified) President Mitt Romney — 7207 Barack Obama — 2123 Gary Johnson — 137 9th District Congress Doug Collins — 6504 Jody Cooley — 2371 Stephens BOE District 3 Post 2 Jim Ledford — 5125 Curtis Waters — 3648 Amendment 1 Yes — 4321 No —...

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Election Day Today

November 6, 2012

Voters in Stephens County and across America are headed to the polls today for Election Day. Stephens County Registrar Theresa Kelley said that the county’s eight voting precincts will open this morning and remain open all day long. “Polling places will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and you are going to...

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Stephens Co. Land Use Committee Meets

November 6, 2012

The Stephens County Land Use Regulation Committee continues to gather information. The committee met again Monday at the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. During Monday’s meeting, the committee heard from Martin Mayor Don Foster about what is taking place in his town. Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said it was an informative...

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NE Ga. Team Helping in Sandy Relief Efforts

November 6, 2012

Relief teams from northeast Georgia are among those helping the northeast in the aftermath of Sandy’s strike last week. A disaster relief clean-up and recovery team from northeast Georgia went to south Jersey last week. Tim Beck is the Unit Director for the Northeast Georgia Disaster Relief Clean-up and Recovery Unit and was on...

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Fielding Found Guilty in Franklin Co.

November 6, 2012

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia An Iva, South Carolina man is found guilty in the murder of a Lavonia man during a home invasion last year. A Franklin County Superior Court jury found 30-year old Caleb Brandon Fielding guilty of malice murder, felony murder/aggravated assault, felony murder/armed robbery, aggravated assault, armed robbery, burglary...

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Gov. Reappoints Habersham Woman To Commission

November 6, 2012

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal has re-appointed a Clarkesville resident to a state commission. Deal recently reappointed Suzanne M. Dow to the State Commission on Family Violence. Dow is the executive director of Circle of Hope, a domestic violence agency located in northeast Georgia. She is a member, as well as the secretary, of the...

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Toccoa Scarecrow Contest Winners Announced

November 5, 2012

The winners are in for this year’s Toccoa Scarecrow Contest. In the judged portion of the competition, DJ’s Auto Repair won first place, the Stephens County Historic Courthouse won second place, and Sage Automotive Interiors won third place. Meanwhile, the People’s Choice Award, determined by the public’s vote, went to the Stephens County Government...

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Stephens Co. Schools Named to Reward Lists

November 5, 2012

Stephens County Schools receive recognition on a new statewide list. The Georgia Department of Education recently released its list of “Reward” schools. The list includes schools with the highest performance or the biggest academic gains by students in the last three years when looking at a number of factors, including CRCT scores, EOCT scores,...

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