SCDA Provides Update on Projects

The Stephens County Development Authority is providing updates on a couple of projects it has been involved with. First, Development Authority Executive Director Tim Martin said that Phase III grading work at Hayestone-Brady Business Park is complete. Martin said that the grading work was designed to create a 50-acre site at the business park to help try to attract industries. […]

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Lavonia Shows Off Train Depot Renovations

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The restoration of the historic Lavonia train depot is now complete and hundreds gathered Saturday to a get a look at the future and the past. A special open house sponsored by the Lavonia Women’s Club and the Lavonia Downtown Development Authority was held Saturday afternoon so the public could get a first-hand look […]

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Ga. DNR Sets Public Meetings On Hunting Regulation Development

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is inviting the public to attend a series of meetings regarding the development of hunting regulations for the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 hunting seasons. The DNR’s Wildlife Resources Division is sponsoring the meetings. They are specifically designed to give the public a chance to provide input in the development process. The only meeting in northeast […]

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Holiday Travel Update

Three people have been killed on Georgia highways so far this New Year’s holiday travel period. That’s according to the latest report from the Georgia Department of Public Safety. Those deaths were reported in the Athens, Macon, and Valdosta areas. The New Year’s holiday travel period began at 6 p.m. Friday and lasts through midnight tonight, for a total of […]

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Stephens Co. Commission Approves GIS Contract

Stephens County will continue to move forward with GIS technology. Last month, Stephens County Commissioners unanimously approved a contract with GIS1, LLC of Watkinsville, Georgia not to exceed $10,000 for the company to assist Stephens County with GIS needs. GIS, or geographic information system, is a system that is designed to store, use, map, and present different types of geographical […]

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Police Blotter

An Eastanollee resident is reporting a theft from her vehicle recently to authorities. According to the report on file with the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office, authorities responded to Highway 145 on December 27, where a woman said someone entered her vehicle and took a firearm from under the passenger side seat. The firearm was valued at $95. Elsewhere, the Toccoa […]

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New Year Brings Some New Government Leaders

A new year always brings change and 2013 is no different. In Stephens County, two new commissioners, Dennis Bell and Debbie Whitlock, will also begin their first terms this month. Tony Crunkleton and Jim Ledford also take over seats on the Board of Education in Stephens County this month. Stephens County will also soon have a new Representative in the […]

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Missing Person Found in Sky Valley

By Craig Salmon, WRBN Radio, Clayton A search for a missing person takes place over the weekend in Rabun County. According to the Sky Valley Police Department, 26-year-old Lauren Lindholm went missing around 5:15 p.m. Friday in the area of Alex Mountain Drive and Alpine Lane in Sky Valley. Crews searched a large section of the woods in that area […]

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NE Ga. Animal Shelter Receives Donation

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Northeast Georgia Animal Shelter is the recipient of an unexpected gift in its Christmas stocking this year. Last month, the Pilot Club of Lavonia gave the shelter a check for $300. Lavonia Pilot Club President Brenda Rabbit says the club has been keenly aware of the financial situation the shelter is in and […]

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Broadband Project Moving Forward

Progress continues on a broadband expansion project in Stephens County and northeast Georgia. The project is building what eventually would be a 150-mile high-speed broadband fiber loop through Stephens, Franklin, Hart, Banks, Habersham, and Rabun counties. The first leg of that project is slated to be between Toccoa and Hollywood, Georgia, in Habersham County. The Joint Development Authority of Stephens, […]

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