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SCHS Academic Bowl Team Headed to Nationals

May 1, 2014

The Academic Bowl team at Stephens County High School is on track to head to a national competition later this year. Already this year, the team won a school record 13 matches, finished undefeated in its league, outscored league opponents by a 2 to 1 margin, and ended the year ranked third in state...

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New Superintendent Dorsey Set to Start Today

May 1, 2014

New Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey is expected to officially take over the post today. The Stephens County Board of Education hired Dorsey last month to replace Sherrie Whiten, who retired in March. Dorsey’s contract begins today and runs through April 30, 2017. Under the terms of the deal, Dorsey will receive an...

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FCHS Student Wins Scholarship

April 30, 2014

A Franklin County High School student receives an award from the National Federation of Independent Business’s Young Entrepreneur Foundation. Addie Thomason of Martin was one of four award winners announced recently. Thomason won the National Federal of Independent Business/McKee Foods Young Enterpreneur Award. The Young Entrepreneur Awards is a scholarship program designed to reward...

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Stephens Co. Mobile Home Taxes Due Thursday

April 29, 2014

Thursday, May 1 is the deadline to pay mobile home taxes in Stephens County. That is according to Stephens County Tax Commissioner Dene Hicks. She said that those tax bills went out weeks ago and for those who do not pay on or by Thursday, there will be an immediate financial penalty. “Unlike property...

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Franklin Co. Gets Money for Sewer Expansion

April 29, 2014
Franklin Co. Gets Money for Sewer Expansion

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Local leaders in Franklin County say they hope the planned installation of a new sewer line along the I-85 corridor will be an answer to the county’s economic prayers. Recently, Franklin County and the City of Carnesville received a USDA loan and grant package in the amount of...

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Power House For Kids Plants Pinwheel Garden

April 29, 2014
Power House For Kids Plants Pinwheel Garden

Power House for Kids is calling attention to the problem of child abuse this month. Earlier this month, the organization planted a pinwheel garden in front of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. The organization said 264 pinwheels were planted to represent the 264 cases of child abuse in Stephens, Habersham, and...

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Hartwell Cleanup Receives Award

April 29, 2014

Clean-up efforts at Lake Hartwell receive recognition. Recently, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Hartwell Lake Project was named by Rivers Alive as the 2013 Government Partner of the Year. The award recognizes the project’s efforts during the annual Hartwell Lake clean-up campaign. Rivers Alive is an outreach program led by the Georgia Department...

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Early Voting Starts Today for Primary

April 28, 2014

Early voting gets underway this morning for the general primary election in Stephens County. Stephens County Registrar Theresa Kelley said those wishing to vote early can do so downstairs in the Stephens County Government Building in downtown Toccoa. “We are here from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday,” said Kelley. “All you...

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Political Forums Being Rebroadcast Later Today

April 28, 2014

Area voters can hear from the candidates themselves again tonight on AM 630 WNEG and wnegradio.com. We will be re-broadcasting the candidate forums held earlier this month for Stephens County Commission, Stephens County Board of Education, 28th District State House, and 9th District U.S. House of Representatives. Our re-broadcast will begin at 5:30 p.m....

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Mobile Job Training Unit in Habersham Co. Today

April 28, 2014

A mobile job training unit will make its way to Habersham County today. The Georgia Mountains Regional Commission Workforce Development Mobile Training Unit will be at the Habersham County-Clarkesville Library on East Green Street in Clarkesville today. The unit will be there from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mobile Training Unit Instructor Micah Thomas...

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