Ginn Named New Franklin Co. IBA Director

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County’s Industrial Building Authority has a new director. At a special called meeting Wednesday, that board voted to hire Frank Ginn to take over for Lyn Brumby Allen who is retiring. Ginn served as the first county manager for Franklin County and said he plans to continue using the same strategies he used […]

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DOT Announces Weekly Routine Maintenance

The Georgia Department of Transportation said it will conduct some routine maintenance work this week in Stephens and surrounding counties. According to the DOT, a crew will seal cracks in the driving surface of State Route 184 this week if weather permits. The DOT said a lane and the shoulder will be closed as this work occurs. Moving to Franklin […]

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Ga. DOL Helping Trachte With Hires

A Stephens County manufacturing facility will work with the Georgia Department of Labor to help fill some open positions. The state’s Labor Department said it will help Trachte Southeast fill 10 jobs at its manufacturing facility in Eastanollee. Trachte Southeast produces prefabricated metal shelters and is recruiting experienced builders-assemblers, welders and electricians. The state Labor Department said a pre-screening of […]

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Toccoa Jr. League Softball Drops Opener

The Toccoa Junior League softball All-Stars will try to bounce back with a win today in their second game of pool play in the Southeast Regional Tournament in Fort Myers, Florida. Toccoa lost its opener to Florida 3-1 Saturday in Fort Myers. Gracie Jordan scored the lone Toccoa run. Avian Craft, Bella Fernandez and Hannah Hieb each had hits for […]

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More Beams Going Up on New Hwy 17 Bridge in Martin Today

The Georgia Department of Transportation says work will continue today, weather permitting, to set bridge beams at the new State Route 17 bridge near the Stephens-Franklin County line. DOT Spokesperson Teri Pope said crews put the second set of five bridge beams in place Thursday after setting the first five beams on Wednesday. If the weather cooperates, crews will set five […]

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Ribbon Cutting Held for Clarkesville School of Dance

A new dance company in Clarkesville celebrates its opening with business leaders from throughout the region. The Clarkesville School of Dance held a ribbon cutting ceremony recently at its facility in Habersham County. It was a joint ribbon cutting, involving chambers of commerce from Stephens, Habersham, and White counties. Francie Keane is the owner of the Clarkesville School of Dance. […]

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Stephens Co. June Unemployment Numbers Released

Stephens County’s June unemployment numbers show mixed results. According to figures released Thursday by the Georgia Department of Labor, Stephens County had a preliminary June unemployment rate of 7.2 percent. That is four-tenths of a percentage point higher than the revised May unemployment rate for Stephens County, which was 6.8 percent. This June’s unemployment rate in Stephens County is 1.2 […]

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