Back to School Prayer Motorcade Saturday

An annual start of school event will once again take place this weekend. The annual Stephens County Back-to-school Prayer Motorcade is set for this coming Saturday. Jeraldine Hayes and Mary Owenby are once again coordinating the event that will visit each Stephens County school, along with some other locations. Hayes said everyone, including school staff, students, and parents, are invited […]

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GMA Honors Former Ga. First Lady Betty Vandiver

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Georgia Municipal Association is honoring former Georgia First Lady Betty Vandiver, wife of the late Governor Ernest Vandiver, for her work on behalf of the mentally challenged. Mrs. Vandiver is the founder of the Mayors’ Christmas Motorcade, an annual holiday event in which towns and cities across the state collect and deliver gifts […]

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Local Bowlers Win Scholarships

Some local bowlers are receiving college scholarship money. Recently, 2015 Stephens County High School graduate Reece Ventura and 2014 Franklin County High School graduate James Young participated in a youth scholarship bowling tournament in Sunset Beach, North Carolina against bowlers from Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. Ventura took first place in his division and was awarded a $1,800 college […]

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Stephens Co. BOE Approves FY 16 Budget

The Stephens County school system has its budget in place for Fiscal Year 2016. At a called meeting on Monday, the Stephens County Board of Education unanimously approved the final budget for the fiscal year that got underway back on July 1 and runs through June 30, 2016. Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey said there were no additional changes […]

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Corps Looking for Help on Keeping Lake Hartwell Clean

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Lake Hartwell Association continue to look for volunteers to help keep Lake Hartwell clean. Both groups are inviting local residents, scout groups, civic clubs, and others to volunteer to join year-round efforts in maintaining a clean and inviting environment for all lake visitors. Historically, the Corps has organized a yearly clean-up of […]

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Hart Co. School Superintendent Sole Finalist Named

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Hart County Board of Education has its sole finalist for the job of Superintendent of Schools. At a called meeting last month, the board named Jay Floyd as its single finalist. Hart County Interim School Superintendent Jennifer Carter said that after reviewing applications and interviewing a number of excellent candidates, the Hart County […]

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Job Fair in Blairsville Today

More than 20 employers are expected to participate in a career expo in Blairsville today. The North Georgia Regional Career Expo in Union County is today from 2 to 6 p.m. on the Blairsville campus of North Georgia Technical College, located at 121 Meeks Avenue in Blairsville. Conducting the expo is the Georgia Department of Labor, the Joint Economic Development […]

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NGTC Students Participate In Externship

A group of North Georgia Technical College students get an additional learning experience as part of their studies. For students who successfully complete the eight required core Criminal Justice courses at North Georgia Technical College, an additional learning experience affords them the opportunity to solidify their knowledge. These students participate in an externship that the school says shares the knowledge […]

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