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DOT Announces Water Line Work Today in Martin

October 10, 2014

Water line work in the Martin area associated with the Highway 17 road construction project in Stephens County could affect water service to some areas of Martin today. The Georgia Department of Transportation said it is working to install a new water line for the Anderson Thomas Road area of Martin this week and...

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Sage Purchased By Private Equity Firm

October 10, 2014

A private equity firm purchases a company with ties to Stephens County. The publication GSA Business reported this week that Clearlake Capital Group of Santa Monica, California has bought Greenville, South Carolina-based Sage Automotive Interiors for an undisclosed sum. The GSA Business report said Sage management also invested in the transaction. According to the...

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Franklin BOC Votes To Move Forward on Jail Expansion Project

October 10, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Two of four proposed jail pods for the Franklin County Detention Center could be under construction by spring of 2015. At their regular meeting Monday evening, the Board of Commissioners voted to begin work on the design plan and cost of the project. The original plan calls for...

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Accident Thursday Afternoon on Hwy. 17

October 10, 2014

Crews in Stephens County responded Thursday afternoon to an automobile accident in Martin. The accident took place on Highway 17 close to Freeman Road Extension, according to reports. Initial reports indicate two vehicles were involved and one of those vehicles reportedly overturned in the accident.

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GDOL Summit This Month in Habersham Co.

October 10, 2014

The Georgia Department of Labor and several employer committees in northeast Georgia will co-sponsor a Business and Employer Summit this month. It is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, October 28, in Demorest from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at The Torch Worship Center. The summit is designed to help business owners and managers...

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Bond Hearing Scheduled in Lanier Shooting Death Case

October 9, 2014

A 15-year-old charged with the shooting death of his mother in Stephens County last week is scheduled to have a court appearance next week. Court records indicate that the teen is scheduled to appear in Stephens County Superior Court on Wednesday, October 15 for a bond hearing. Mountain Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge Russell...

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Pre-K Week Marked in Stephens Co.

October 9, 2014
Pre-K Week Marked in Stephens Co.

Georgia marks its annual Pre-K week. 50th District State Senator John Wilkinson read to Pre-K students at Eastanollee Elementary School Wednesday as part of Pre-K week activities in Georgia. Wilkinson said it Pre-K is an important part of the educational system in Georgia. “Obviously, it is a very important time in a child’s life,”...

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Family Connection Plans Fundraiser

October 9, 2014

A local organization designed to help children and families in Stephens County is holding its annual Fall fundraiser in a few weeks. Family Connection of Stephens County is holding a fundraising event on November 1. This year, the organization is doing “Are you smarter than a Stephens County 5th grader?” Family Connection Coordinator Allyson...

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Georgia Marks Fire Prevention Week

October 9, 2014

Georgia is marking Fire Prevention Week this week. State Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is using this week to make sure that Georgia residents have working smoke alarms in their homes. Georgia law requires a smoke alarm in every home and Commissioner Hudgens said people should install working smoke alarms on every...

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Franklin BOC Votes To Provide Health Insurance Option For Commissioners

October 9, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Beginning in January, Franklin County Commissioners will have the option of signing up for county health insurance. Despite ongoing objections from two commissioners, at their regular meeting Monday, Commissioner David Strickland motioned to offer the insurance.  In his motion, Strickland emphasized the coverage was not mandatory. Strickland’s motion...

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