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BBB Gives Consumers The Power of Review

March 6, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Consumers now have the power of the review when they visit the Better Business Bureau Web site. Fred Elsberry, president and CEO for the BBB Serving Metro Atlanta, Athens & Northeast Georgia said his office is launching a new section where customers to voice their opinions about a...

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NGTC Students Win Awards At District PBL Competition

March 6, 2015

A number of North Georgia Technical College students will move on to a state competition after district level events took place last month. The Georgia Phi Beta Lambda North District Conference held a competition in Waco, Georgia, on the Murphy Campus of West Georgia Technical College on February 19. Phi Beta Lambda is the...

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Weather Announcement

March 6, 2015

HABERSHAM COUNTY SCHOOLS — 2 hour delay for students and staff

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Stephens Co. School System Considering Staggered Start Times

March 5, 2015

Stephens County school system staff are looking at the possibility of staggering school start times in order to reduce the number of bus drivers required in the system and save money. Last month, the Stephens County Board of Education voted 5-2 to have staff put together a proposal for staggering school start times for...

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Red Cross Issues Call for Blood Donations

March 5, 2015

In the aftermath of last month’s winter weather, the American Red Cross is asking for blood donations. The Red Cross said that recent winter weather forced the cancellation of 36 Red Cross blood drives in Georgia, resulting in a shortfall of about 1,372 blood and platelet donations since February 16. Red Cross officials said...

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Local Veteran Receives Quilt

March 5, 2015

A local veteran receives a special gift from a national organization. Wednesday, Danny Joe Godfrey of Toccoa received a quilt from the Quilts of Valor organization in a ceremony during the monthly veterans’ coffee at the Mitchell Allen Meeting Room in the historic train depot in downtown Toccoa. Quilts of Valor is a national,...

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Franklin Co. Schools Receive Grant for Literacy Program

March 5, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Franklin County School System is one of 15 school systems in Georgia that will receive a Striving Reader grant. The State Board of Education announced the awards last Friday. Franklin County will receive $1.87 million over the next several years. Striving Reader is a comprehensive literacy grant...

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Interviews To Start Soon In Stephens Co. Hospital Administrator Search

March 4, 2015

The search for the next Stephens County Hospital Administrator is getting ready to move into the next phase. Members of the Stephens County Hospital Authority’s Personnel Committee met this week to go over the resumes of the people that applied for the position. Stephens County Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell said that the Hospital Authority...

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SCSO Issues 2014 Annual Report

March 4, 2015

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office releases its annual report for 2014. That report provides statistics in a number of areas for the Sheriff’s Office, as well as listing some of the department’s accomplishments last year and goals for this year. One of the main numbers that stands out in the 2014 report is a...

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Collins Issues Statement on Netanyahu Address

March 4, 2015

9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins is calling Tuesday’s speech by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a powerful warning to the American people about a potential nuclear deal with Iran. Collins released his statement, after attending Netanyahu’s speech to a joint session of Congress Tuesday. In his statement, Collins says America must not give...

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