O’Dell Honored At Reception

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County School Superintendent Dr. Ruth O’Dell is retiring at the end of the month and last Thursday, dozens of well-wishers turned out for a special farewell reception at the Carnesville Community Center. During the ceremony, many of those she worked with brought gifts. One of those gifts was a large framed picture of […]

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Early Voting Ends Today

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Today is the final day people can vote early for Tuesday’s primary and non-partisan election in Georgia. Stephens County Registrar Bill Cochran said that voters have until the end of the day today to vote early and avoid having to wait until Tuesday to cast a ballot. “Our hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and then the next […]

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Mitchell is Active Senior of Year

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WNEG names its Active Senior of the Year. We handed out the annual award during our Senior Expo, which was held Thursday at the Stephens County Recreation Complex on Rose Lane. This year’s Active Senior of the Year is Martha Mitchell. She said she was shocked to win the award. “I am totally surprised and do not feel that I […]

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SCHS Graduation Tonight

The Stephens County High School Class of 2016 will make its way across the stage tonight and receive its diplomas. Graduation takes place this evening at Stephens County High School. It starts at 7 p.m. in the Currahee Arena at the high school. The decision was made earlier this week to move the graduation ceremony inside to the Currahee Arena […]

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Stephens Co. FY 17 Budget Process Gearing Up

The Stephens County Commission is preparing to dive into its Fiscal Year 2017 budget process. Commissioners will start their part of the budget process next week with a budget planning session. That budget planning session is scheduled to take place on Thursday, May 26 and Friday, May 27 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day at the Toccoa-Stephens County […]

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Currahee Club Earns Honors From Publication

Currahee Club earns a host of awards from a magazine. ideal-LIVING magazine recently awarded the Currahee Club with three “Best of the Best” awards during the magazine’s annual recognition of cities, towns, and residential communities across the nation. The magazine tapped Currahee Club as “Best of the Best” in the following categories: Best Lake Communities, Best Nature Trails, and Best […]

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Stephens Co. Hospital Names Nurse Hero

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Stephens County Hospital names its Nurse Hero for 2016. Earlier this month, the hospital recognized the annual Nurse Hero nominees and the winner at Stephens County Hospital. Hospital Director of Nursing Faye Taylor said this year’s Nurse Hero is Sandra Vandiver, who works at the hospital’s New Impressions unit. “She has worked with us for many years,” said Taylor. “She […]

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Driver Charged in Wednesday Morning Accident

A one-vehicle accident Wednesday morning in Stephens County sends the driver to the hospital. It occurred just prior to 6:30 a.m. on Georgia Highway 17 at Old Mill Road. According to the Toccoa post of the Georgia State Patrol, 32-year-old Christopher Sewell of Toccoa was driving a 1998 Chevy Blazer south on Highway 17 when troopers say he lost control […]

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CCRPI Scores Released

Stephens County has its College and Career Ready Performance Index scores from the state. The Georgia Department of Education recently released the fourth CCRPI Index, which is based on data from the 2014-2015 school year. In Stephens County, Stephens County High School had a CCRPI score of 68.2; Stephens County Middle School scored a 84.2; and the county’s elementary schools […]

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