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FCSO Still Investigating Tates Creek Incident

March 1, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County investigators continue to look into the case of a man who brought a gun to Tates Creek Baptist Church last Sunday that went off accidentally and so far, no charges have been filed. Thursday afternoon, Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas said investigators are still talking to...

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Hart Co. Provides Additional Funding for DA’s Office

March 1, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia New Northern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Parks White will get his funding from Hart County to supplement the salary of his new chief assistant DA. At their regular meeting Tuesday evening, White told the Hart County Board of Commissioners that after two months in office, his staff is...

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Stephens Co. Hospital Receives Donation for Cardiopulmonary Rehab Unit

March 1, 2013
Stephens Co. Hospital Receives Donation for Cardiopulmonary Rehab Unit

Stephens County receives another donation for its Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Department. Peter Parks gave another donation to the unit in February in honor of “Heart Month.” Parks was a former patient in the Cardiopulmonary Rehab program and said that after his heart attack and surgery, he was reluctant to participate in the program...

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Stephens Co. To Switch to Single Vote Center

February 28, 2013

Stephens County has permission from the U.S. Justice Department to switch to a single voting center on Election Day for county elections in the future. Stephens County Registrar Theresa Kelley said that the Justice Department has pre-cleared the county’s request to consolidate eight voting precincts into one voting location. “That means that we are...

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NGTC Breaks Ground on Expansion

February 28, 2013
NGTC Breaks Ground on Expansion

Work is underway on the new health sciences wing at the Currahee Campus of North Georgia Technical College in Stephens County. The school celebrated the groundbreaking and beginning of construction at an event Wednesday. The new wing will house North Georgia Tech’s Licensed Practical Nursing program and Paramedic/EMT program. North Georgia Technical College President...

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Currahee Club Breaks Ground on Showcase Home

February 28, 2013
Currahee Club Breaks Ground on Showcase Home

The Currahee Club development on Lake Hartwell celebrates the start of work on a project for Southern Living magazine. The club held a groundbreaking Wednesday afternoon for the 2013 Southern Living Showcase Home. Currahee Club Managing Director Andrew Ward said it brings a lot of credibility anytime you embark on a project with Southern...

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Stephens Co. To Use Inmate Crew

February 28, 2013

Stephens County will begin using an inmate work crew later this year. On Tuesday, Stephens County Commissioners unanimously approved a motion to contract with Lee Arrendale State Prison in Alto for a female work crew. The agreement will take effect on May 1. Stephens County Commission Chairman Stanley London said that he feels the...

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Three Stores Have ABC Licenses Suspended

February 27, 2013

Stephens County Commissioners decide to suspend the beer and wine licenses of three stores accused of selling alcohol to a minor. Hearings for the three stores took place at Tuesday’s Stephens County Commission meeting. According to the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office, earlier this month an undercover deputy under the age of 21 entered Buck’s...

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Stephens Co. Commission Postpones First Reading of Proposed Ordinance

February 27, 2013

Commissioners postpone a first reading of a proposed ordinance. The commission voted Tuesday to postpone a first reading and public hearing on a proposed body art code and regulations ordinance.

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Bids Opened for Hwy. 17 Northern Phase

February 27, 2013

The same company that placed the low bid on the southern end of the Highway 17 widening project in Stephens County is also the apparent low bidder on the northern end. According to the Georgia Department of Transportation, C.W. Matthews of Marietta, Georgia had the apparent low bid on the northern end of the...

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