SC Board of Education Work Session Update

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At Thursday night’s Stephens County Board of Education work session board members were presented with a resolution requesting the Georgia Department of Education’s assistance in developing a new five-year local facilities plan. Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey explained to board members the importance of the resolution. “This is so we can involve them in our plan.” Said Dorsey “As […]

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Senator Wilkinson Co-Hosts Ag Event in Perry

50th District State Senator John Wilkinson and State Rep. Tom McCall of Elberton co-hosted the Joint Agriculture Chairman Ag Issues Summit in Perry last week. Committee members from the Georgia Senate and House of Representatives, several agency commissioners and other stakeholders were present.  In a press release to WNEG, Senator Wilkinson expressed thanks to all that attended and participated, especially […]

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Lavonia Man Arrested on Carjacking Charges

The Oconee County South Carolina Sheriff’s Office arrested a Lavonia, GA man Wednesday on charges related to a late July carjacking. 22-year old Copeland Lee Vaughn of Poplar Springs Road was booked into the Oconee County Detention Center around 2:38pm Wednesday. According to the incident report, the victim, a Toccoa resident, and others riding with him in his black 2014 […]

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Hwy 17 Completion in Sight

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There is an end in sight. The completion of the widening and reconstruction of State Road Georgia Highway 17 is expected at least by early October. Katie Strickland of the Georgia Department of Transportation says there are some areas of the highway still to be completed. “We do have a portion of the roadway open to all traffic. That was […]

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Two Arrests in Harbin Murder

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Two arrests have been made in connection with the murder of a Lavonia man earlier this week. Samuel Vernon Harbin, age 82 of Lavonia was found Tuesday at his residence by an employee. Preliminary autopsy results completed by the GBI Medical Examiner’s Office indicate that the cause and manner of death was homicide by blunt force injury. That sparked an […]

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NE GA Lake Region Promotes Tourism

The northeast Georgia lake region is actively promoting tourism in the area. A new display has been placed in the Georgia Visitors Center on south bound I-85 just as you enter Georgia from South Carolina. The display welcomes tourists into the four county area bordering lakes Hartwell and Russell. It’s the latest project completed by the Northeast Georgia Lake Region, […]

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