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Gov. Visits Hartwell to Sign Boating Bill

April 24, 2014
Gov. Visits Hartwell to Sign Boating Bill

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A bill that changes how boaters on Hartwell Lake are cited for violations is now law in Georgia. Wednesday afternoon, Governor Nathan Deal flew into Hartwell to sign HB777 at the Big Oaks Recreation Center. Under the new law, boaters found to be in violation of any boating...

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Work Based Learning Act Becomes Law

April 24, 2014

A bill that 50th District State Senator John Wilkinson supported in the Senate is now law. The Work Based Learning Act, sponsored in the Senate by Wilkinson, was signed into law earlier this week at the Northwest Georgia College and Career Academy in Dalton. The bill will change the provisions of and rename the...

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Ga. House Speaker Tours Currahee Military Museum

April 24, 2014
Ga. House Speaker Tours Currahee Military Museum

The State House Speaker visits Stephens County. Georgia House Speaker Representative David Ralston visited the Currahee Military Museum Wednesday night while traveling through Stephens County with 28th District State Representative Dan Gasaway. Ralston received a quick tour of the museum. He said he was very impressed by what he saw. “I think it is...

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Volunteer Fire Depts. Recognized at County Commission Meeting

April 24, 2014

A woman thanks Stephens County volunteer firefighters in a letter sent to county commissioners. Stephens County Commissioner Dennis Bell mentioned the letter during Tuesday’s county commission meeting. In the letter, the woman said that Tates Creek, Carnes Creek, and New Hope Volunteer Fire Departments responded to a fire in front of her house on...

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Stephens Co. Still Planning for Stephens Co. Park Takeover

April 23, 2014

Stephens County will officially take over operations of the Stephens County Park next week. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Tuesday that it would turn over operations and maintenance of the park to the Stephens County government next Thursday, May 1. Located on the shores of Lake Hartwell off of U.S. Highway 123...

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Stephens Co. Schools Receive CCRPI Results

April 23, 2014

The Stephens County School System sees its scores increase as the state releases the results of its measure used to track school achievement and accountability. Earlier this week, the Georgia Department of Education released statewide scores for its College and Career Ready Performance Index, or CCRPI, for 2013. The state also released recalculated CCRPI...

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Roberts Named Runner-up State STAR Student

April 23, 2014

Stephens County High School senior Connor Roberts is the runner-up State STAR Student in Georgia for 2014. The Professional Association of Georgia Educators made that announcement in a news release on its website Tuesday evening. The State STAR Banquet was held Tuesday evening in Atlanta, where 18 regional STAR students were recognized as state...

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National Guard Announces Time for May 29 Unit Departure Ceremony

April 23, 2014

More information is now available on the departure ceremony for a Toccoa-based National Guard unit soon heading to Afghanistan. Last week, AM 630 WNEG reported that the 876th Engineer Company, based in Toccoa, would head to Afghanistan this summer. Now, the Georgia National Guard has announced that the departure ceremony for the unit will...

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Stephens Co. Commission Holds Regular Meeting Tuesday

April 23, 2014

Stephens County Commissioners approve the renewal of a contract related to its GIS mapping services. Tuesday, county commissioners unanimously approved the renewal of a contract with GIS1.net at a cost of $500 per month. Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers says this company helps the county and the Tax Assessor’s Office with its GIS mapping...

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Stephens Co. Hospital Authority Meets With County Commissioners

April 22, 2014

Stephens County Hospital delivers a mixed report to Stephens County Commissioners. The hospital authority hosted county commissioners for their annual joint meeting at the Clary Center on the campus of Stephens County Hospital Monday. During the meeting, Stephens County Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell told commissioners that the hospital suffered a loss of nearly $2.5...

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