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One End of Moore Circle to Close Starting July 7

June 30, 2014

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...

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DOT Announces Road Work For Week in NE Ga.

June 30, 2014

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...

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Stephens Co. BOE Scheduled to Meet This Morning

June 30, 2014

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.

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

June 27, 2014

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...

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CRCT Results in For Stephens Co.

June 27, 2014

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...

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Report of Low Flying Plane Sparks Search Near Westminster, SC

June 27, 2014

Air fields in Oconee County, South Carolina and surrounding counties are on the lookout for an aircraft that was reported to be flying very low late last night. Oconee County, South Carolina 911 received a call from a Westminster area resident just after 10:30 p.m. Thursday reporting a possible airplane crash. When authorities arrived...

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

June 27, 2014

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...

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Legal Fees Awarded to Ayers’ Widow

June 26, 2014

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...

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Stephens Co. Commission Appoints Two To SCDA

June 26, 2014

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...

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Martin Woman’s Club Asks County For Zoning Enforcement Help

June 26, 2014

A representative of the Martin Woman’s Club said she and the club want Stephens County to help enforce zoning in the town of Martin. Diane Cole spoke on behalf of the Woman’s Club to county commissioners Tuesday. She said the Woman’s Club is starting to think about marking the town’s 125th anniversary in 2016....

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