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Lavonia Passes FY 2014 Budget

January 7, 2014
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By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The City of Lavonia starts the new year with a new budget. Lavonia’s fiscal year began January 1 and last week, the City Council held a special called meeting to pass Lavonia’s Fiscal Year 2014 budget The city’s FY 14 budget projects to be $2.2 million in General...

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Food Distribution Wednesday in Martin

January 7, 2014
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Martin Baptist Church is hosting a free food distribution this week.  The church is partnering with the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia to distribute free food to all qualifying residents of the Martin area of Stephens and Franklin counties on Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the church’s gymnasium. Martin Baptist Church is...

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Arctic Air Arriving in Toccoa

January 6, 2014
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Cold weather is here and colder weather is on the way. Scott Krentz is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service office in Greenville-Spartanburg. He said that the front delivering the arctic air into the area is moving through this afternoon. “Temperatures are going to be dropping throughout the day,” said Krentz.  “Overnight, we are really...

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Stephens Co. Schools Closed Monday; Other Weather Announcements

January 6, 2014
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THE FOLLOWING ARE CLOSINGS, CANCELLLATIONS, AND DELAYS: Stephens County School Superintendent Sherrie Whiten said Sunday night that due to the threat of black ice and low temperatures in the morning, Stephens County schools will be closed Monday for all students and staff. Also, Habersham County Schools are closed for all staff on Monday, according...

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DOT Reports No Problems on Roads This Morning

January 6, 2014
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Nothing is happening on the roads in northeast Georgia. That is the word right now from Georgia Department of Transportation Spokesperson Teri Pope. Pope said that crews have been out all over northeast Georgia since midnight keeping a close eye on the conditions. “We have been monitoring conditions,” said Pope.  “We have spread a...

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Two Charged in Ricin, Explosives Plot Set to Head to Trial Today

January 6, 2014
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The trial of two Toccoa men charged in an alleged plot to attack the U.S. government is expected to get underway with jury selection this morning. Samuel J. Crump and Ray H. Adams, both of Toccoa, are set to go to trial starting today in U.S. District Court in Gainesville before Judge Richard W....

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Flu Season Picking Up in Ga.

January 6, 2014
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Winter weather is not the only thing picking up in Georgia right now. Flu season is also kicking into high gear. District Two Public Health Spokesman Dave Palmer said that health officials in Georgia are seeing an increase in the number of flu cases across the state. Palmer said that seeing that is normal...

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Stephens Co. Hospital Welcomes New Year’s Baby

January 6, 2014
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Stephens Co. Hospital Welcomes New Year’s Baby

Stephens County Hospital welcomes its New Year’s Baby and it’s a boy! The hospital introduced the first baby born at the facility in 2014 on Friday. Jase Emerson Strickland was born on January 1 at 6:13 a.m. to Maranda Westbrook of Eastanollee and Evan Strickland of Martin. Maranda said she is excited to be...

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SCHS Basketball Returns to Action With Home Games This Past Weekend

January 6, 2014
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Stephens County High School’s basketball teams start off 2014 with a weekend doubleheader at home. First on Friday, Stephens County hosted Lumpkin County. In the girls’ game, Stephens County went six minutes before scoring but came back quickly and beat Lumpkin 53-39. Lexie Cash led the Lady Indians with 17 points and Emily Mote...

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Details Released on Filling Solicitor’s Seat in Stephens Co.

January 3, 2014
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More details are coming out about the process for filling the now vacant Stephens County State Court Solicitor post. The county’s State Court Solicitor, Dan T. Pressley, Sr. passed away earlier this week. Governor’s Office Communications Director Brian Robinson said that the governor will fill the position as soon as possible with an appointment....

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