SCDA Moving Forward With Landscaping Hayestone-Brady Entrance Along New GA 17

The Stephens County Development Authority is moving forward with plans for landscaping the entrance to the Hayestone-Brady Business Park that will be along the new Highway 17. Thursday, the Development Authority looked at bids for the work that would take place where the new Highway 17 intersects with Hammerstone Road. Stephens County Development Authority Executive Director Tim Martin said that […]

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SCDA Working With State on Grant Funding for NIFCO-KTW

Stephens County is taking the necessary steps to secure grant funding to help an incoming industry. On Tuesday, the Stephens County Development Authority unanimously approved an EDGE grant resolution to send to the state to get funding for NIFCO-KTW. According to Stephens County Development Authority Executive Director Tim Martin, the state pledged the grant money to NIFCO-KTW as part of […]

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I-85 Welcome Center In Lavonia Re-Opens Today

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Georgia Welcome Center on Interstate 85 in Lavonia is scheduled to re-open for use today after undergoing extensive renovations. Georgia Department of Transportation Spokesperson Teri Pope said the work took longer than expected, but at last the public is invited to come today to see the new facility for travelers entering Georgia. “Georgia […]

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Habersham EMC Issues Scam Warning

Officials with Habersham Electric Membership Corporation are urging customers to look out for a potential scam in its service area. Habersham EMC said that it has been notified this week of men visiting customers’ homes claiming to check their meters. The power company said if someone encounters these people, they should not open the door, but should call 911 immediately. […]

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All Clear After SCMS Lockdown, Officials Say

Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said a lockdown did occur at Stephens County Middle School Thursday morning while an investigation was performed into what the sheriff said authorities determined to be an unfounded message that was posted on Facebook. Shirley said that a posting that was allegedly made Wednesday evening was said to be viewed by some other children who […]

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NFPA Offers Fire Safety Tips

The holiday season means lights and decorations throughout the home, which can pose risks if people are not careful. This year, the National Fire Protection Association is again running “Project Holiday,” the organization’s holiday fire safety campaign. According to the National Fire Protection Association, Christmas trees, candles, and cooking all contribute to an increased number of fires in the home […]

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GSP Appoints New Troop B Commander

An Oconee County, Georgia man is the new Troop Commander for Georgia State Patrol Troop B, which includes Stephens County. This week, Georgia Department of Public Safety Commissioner Colonel Mark McDonough announced the appointment of Captain Allen Marlowe to that post effective as of December 1. In his new position, Captain Marlowe will oversee the operations of the Georgia State […]

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County To Move Forward On Partial Road Abandonment

Stephens County will begin the abandonment process for part of Camp Mikell Road. On Tuesday, Stephens County Commissioners voted unanimously to authorize staff to begin moving forward with the road abandonment process for part of Camp Mikell Road that begins at a creek that does not have a bridge over it and continues onto Forest Service property. Stephens County Administrator […]

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