School System Approves Roof Work Financing

The Stephens County School System moves one step closer to getting bonds in place to help fund repairs to the roof at the old Stephens County High School building. Last week, the Stephens County Schools Building Authority met and approved terms with South State Bank for a seven-year bond at an interest rate of 2.4 percent. The bond amount would […]

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SCHS Student Headed to West Point for Summer Seminar

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A Stephens County High School student is headed to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point for a seminar this summer. Junior A.J. Howard of Toccoa has been selected to be among 1,000 attendees at West Point’s prestigious Summer Leaders Experience in June. According to West Point, more than 5,000 juniors nationwide applied to SLE, which offers outstanding high school […]

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FCSO Gets Technology Grant

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office is the recipient of a $10,000 Technology Grant from the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police. Franklin County Sheriff StevIe Thomas said the grant monies will be used to provide mobile computers and Microsoft Surface Pro tablets to officers in the field. He said the new equipment will help […]

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Food Distribution In Martin Today

Martin Baptist Church and the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia are partnering on a food distribution today. The church and food bank are distributing free food to all qualifying residents of the Martin area of Stephens and Franklin counties today from 2 to 4 p.m. This will be a mobile food pantry. Organizers said people should turn off of Highway […]

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Red Cross Marks Trauma Awareness Month

May is Trauma Awareness Month and the American Red Cross is taking the opportunity to urge eligible donors to give blood or platelets to help ensure lifesaving blood platelets are available for trauma patients and others with serious medical needs. Each year, trauma accounts for about 41 million emergency department visits and 2.3 million hospital admissions in the U.S., according […]

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Early Voting Starts Today

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Early voting for the May 24 primary and non-partisan election in Stephens County is getting started today. Stephens County Registrar Bill Cochran said voting is taking place on weekdays starting today and continuing for the next three weeks. “It is at the old Courthouse Annex, across from the historic courthouse on the parking lot level, Suite 250,” said Cochran. “We […]

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Webb Resigning from Stephens Co. BOE

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Stephens County Board of Education member Jeff Webb is resigning from the board. On Friday, Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey released a letter of immediate resignation submitted and signed by Webb. In the letter, Webb stated that in light of the recent circumstances and due to personal and health problems, he hereby tenders his resignation. Webb went on to […]

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