Stephens Co. BOE Approves Tentative FY 15 Budget

The Stephens County Board of Education approves a tentative Fiscal Year 2015 budget. The board unanimously approved a tentative budget at a called meeting Tuesday morning. Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey said this is just the first stage in getting a final budget in place for the fiscal year that is already underway. “We have to advertise the budget […]

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Food Distribution Today at Martin Baptist Church

A food distribution is taking place later today in Martin. In partnership with the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia, Martin Baptist Church is distributing free food to all qualifying residents of the Martin area of Stephens and Franklin counties today from 2 to 4 p.m. at the church’s gymnasium. Organizers said the participant’s signature on the form they sign at […]

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Missing Clayton Man Found

The Clayton Police Department has cancelled a Missing Persons Alert after finding the individual in Atlanta. 75 yr old Jerry Bart Shipp had been missing from the Clayton area since sometime between 5 and 10 pm Monday. He was found this morning by police on the campus of Georgia Tech University. Shipp was said to be found in good condition. […]

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Toccoa Responds to Two Reported Fire Calls

An early morning fire brings out fire crews in Toccoa. The Toccoa Fire Department responded to Currahee Street, near the intersection with Broad Street, in response to a structure fire. Crews extinguished the fire during the 5 a.m. hour and initial reports indicate that it was a vacant building. Meanwhile, Toccoa fire crews responded to a structure and grass fire […]

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Back to School Prayer Motorcade Set for Saturday

With school starting for students in the Stephens County School System on Monday, an annual back to school event takes place this weekend. The annual Stephens County Back-to-School Prayer Motorcade will take place on Saturday. Motorcade Co-Coordinator Jeraldine Hayes said it will start Saturday at 8 a.m. at the Stephens County Board of Education Office on Mize Road before making […]

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Royston Announces City Manager Finalist

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The city of Royston appears to be staying in the area to hire its next City Manager. Last Thursday, the city announced their sole finalist for the job of city manager. Royston Mayor David Jordan said he and the City Council have chosen Edward Andrews of Martin as their candidate. Royston has been without […]

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Collins To Hold Town Hall Meeting

9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins will hold a town hall meeting in Franklin County later this month. Collins announced he would stop in Franklin County for a town hall meeting on August 28. The meeting will be at the Lavonia Welcome Center and Historic Train Station on East Main Street in Lavonia from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on August […]

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NGTC Recognizes Health Care Program Grads

North Georgia Technical College recognizes students for achieving a professional credential. Last month, faculty, staff, friends, and family gathered at each of the three campuses to honor students who had completed programs of study in Medical Assisting, Practical Nursing, Pharmacy Technology, and Clinical Laboratory Technology at North Georgia Tech. Students who have successfully completed these programs of study are eligible […]

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