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Stephens Co. School System To Pursue Charter System Status

January 30, 2013

The Stephens County School System will pursue charter system status. Tuesday, the Stephens County Board of Education voted unanimously to approve and sign a letter of intent to send to the state Department of Education declaring that the school system would seek to pursue charter system status. According to Stephens County School Superintendent Sherrie...

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Franklin Co. Carjacking Suspects Captured in N.C.

January 30, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Two men from Charlotte, North Carolina will be extradited back to Franklin County to face charges of carjacking. It happened last Tuesday in Carnesville. According to Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas, deputies responded to a 911 call at the Carnesville Car Wash on State Highway 59. The victim...

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Police Blotter

January 30, 2013

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a reported theft from a home on Currahee Lane. According to the report on file, the man reported on Sunday that while he was away at work between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., someone took his lawn mower and tractor from his yard. The total value of...

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Ninth District Opportunity Conducting Housing Survey

January 30, 2013

Ninth District Opportunity is partnering with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on a housing survey. The survey, taking place now through February 4, is asking people in the community about their housing situation and various factors that affect people’s ability to obtain housing. According to officials with Ninth District Opportunity, the...

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Toccoa Police Dept. Receives Car Seat Mini-Grant

January 29, 2013

The Toccoa Police Department will receive a grant to again help provide car seats to families who need them in Stephens County. Last week, the Police Department announced that it received the 2013 Car Seat Mini-Grant from the Georgia Department of Public Health’s Office of Injury Prevention. The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety and...

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Two Arrested in Toccoa Aggravated Assault Earlier This Month

January 29, 2013

Two people face charges after an altercation earlier this month in Toccoa led to an injury. Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell said that police were called to Stephens Drive just before 1 a.m. on January 19 in reference to a fight in progress in the roadway. “It appears as if there were some individuals...

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Stephens Co. BOE Scheduled to Meet Today

January 29, 2013

The Stephens County Board of Education will continue discussion of operational system options at a called meeting scheduled for later today. The Board of Education is set to meet at 5:30 p.m. at the Stephens County School System Administrative Offices on Mize Road. According to Stephens County School Superintendent Sherrie Whiten, state law said...

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GBI, Franklin Co. Sheriff’s Office Investigating Death of Infant

January 29, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Agents with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are assisting the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office in looking into the death of a two-month-old baby. According to Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas, it happened early last week. Thomas said his deputies and EMS workers responded to a call at a...

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House Fire in Martin Friday

January 29, 2013

Nobody is hurt after a structure fire late last week in southern Stephens County. The fire occurred Friday at about 12:30 p.m. on Whispering Woods Road in the Martin area. According to Martin Volunteer Fire Department Chief Len Stovall, his department responded to a doublewide home that had caught fire. Crews from Big Smith...

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Collins Co-Sponsors REINS Act

January 29, 2013
Collins Co-Sponsors REINS Act

9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins is an original co-sponsor of the Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny, or REINS, Act of 2013. Introduced by Republican Indiana Congressman Todd Young, this legislation will institute the oversight role of legislative branch by seeking Congressional approval for any major rule proposed by the executive...

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