New Big A Principal Named

The Stephens County School System has a new Principal in place for one of its elementary schools for next year. Tuesday, the Stephens County Board of Education unanimously hired John Stith as the new Principal for Big A Elementary School. Stith said he is looking forward to joining the Stephens County school system. “We are excited,” said Stith. “We are […]

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Parent Expresses Concern on Ag Program

A local parent expresses concern about the direction of the agriculture education program in the Stephens County school system. Leslie Allen came before to Stephens County Board of Education to speak on the matter during Tuesday’s meeting. Allen noted that currently, the Ag program at Stephens County performs well at the state level in competitions and by other measures of […]

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Ga. Watching For Bird Flu

By Charles Robertson, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Tennessee Bird Flu continues to cause concern in Georgia as a second commercial poultry premises was confirmed with H7N9, HPAI, in Lincoln County, Tennessee recently. The poultry operation is located less than two miles away and in the same control zone as the March 5, case of the highly pathogenic H7N9 in Lincoln County, […]

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E-SPLOST Passes in Stephens Co.

Stephens County voters approve a renewal of the county’s E-SPLOST. By more than a four-to-one margin on Tuesday, the county’s voters said “yes” to a five-year continuation of the one-cent Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax for Education. The final, unofficial vote tally was 833 votes in favor of the E-SPLOST, or 83.89 percent, to 160 votes in opposition, or […]

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BOE Adopts Pre-K Start Date; 2018-19 Calendar

The Stephens County School System will once again start its Pre-K students a day earlier than the rest of the school system. On Tuesday, the Board of Education unanimously approved a Pre-K start date of August 2, 2017, a day earlier than the start date for Kindergarten and the rest of the system. Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey said […]

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Search Ongoing for Stolen Statue

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating a giraffe statue stolen from a local agency. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that sometime during the daytime hours on Friday, someone stole the large giraffe statue from the entrance to the Powerhouse for Kids Child Advocacy Center. Powerhouse for Kids is a child advocacy center […]

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Storms Move Through Stephens, NE Ga.

Thunderstorms bring rain, wind, thunder, and lightning during the nighttime hours. A line of storms moved through the area Tuesday evening and night, bringing a total of 0.31 inches of rain. The National Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center did not have any wind or hail reports from Stephens County listed. However, the Storm Prediction Center did have reports of hail […]

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