One End of Moore Circle to Close Starting July 7

Work on the new State Highway 17 in Stephens County will close one intersection along the construction route starting next week. The Georgia Department of Transportation said the Oggs Branch end of Moore Circle will be closed at its intersection with Highway 17 beginning a week from today, Monday, July 7. Georgia DOT Spokesperson Teri Pope said crews have to […]

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DOT Announces Road Work For Week in NE Ga.

The DOT is announcing some road work for this week in Stephens and surrounding counties. In Stephens County, a crew will spray overgrown vegetation in the rights of way alongside State Route 63. Moving to Franklin County, a crew will mow the shoulders and slopes alongside State Route 326. The shoulder will be closed while all of that work takes […]

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Stephens Co. BOE Scheduled to Meet This Morning

The Stephens County Board of Education is holding another called meeting this morning. That meeting is scheduled to start at 8 a.m. at the Stephens County School System Administrative Offices on Mize Road. During the meeting, the Board of Education is scheduled to continue discussions on the Fiscal Year 2015 budget and millage rate. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Stephens Co. BOE Considering Millage Rate Hike, Work Day Reductions to Balance Budget

The Stephens County Board of Education appears to be looking at a combination of a millage rate increase and a reduction in work days to balance a multi-million dollar budget shortfall. Thursday, the Stephens County Board of Education met to discuss the Fiscal Year 2015 budget and millage rate. Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey said the school system appears […]

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CRCT Results in For Stephens Co.

Stephens County’s CRCT results come in above state averages. The Georgia Department of Education released district wide results for the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests this week. Students in grades 3 through 8 take the CRCT’s in Reading, English/Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies. State Education Department numbers show that Stephens County surpassed the state averages in all grades for all […]

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“Operation Dry Water” to Focus on BUI in Ga. This Weekend

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is focusing special attention across the state this weekend on the dangers of boating under the influence. This weekend, the Georgia DNR will participate in “Operation Dry Water.” “Operation Dry Water” is a multi-agency education and enforcement initiative that includes thousands of other law enforcement agencies across the nation focusing on reducing the number […]

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Legal Fees Awarded to Ayers’ Widow

The widow of late Lavonia pastor the Rev. Jonathan Ayers is to receive hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees on top of damages already awarded. Earlier this month, U.S. District Court Judge Richard Story awarded Abigail Ayers $832,200.19 in attorney’s fees and expenses in connection with her suit against former Mountain Judicial Circuit N.C.I.S. Drug Team Agent Billy […]

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Stephens Co. Commission Appoints Two To SCDA

Stephens County Commissioners appoint two new members to the Stephens County Development Authority board. Tuesday, county commissioners selected North Georgia Credit Union CEO Brian Akin and Bulldog’s Express Lube and Car Wash Owner Chuck Wright to serve five year terms on the Development Authority board. Akin and Wright were selected from a final group of nominees that also included local […]

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