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SCSO Arrests Man Sought on Burglary Charges

August 6, 2015

A man wanted in connection with local burglaries in Stephens County is now in custody. The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office says that authorities took Douglas Mark Dodd of Rock Road in Mt. Airy into custody on August 3 without incident. No details of the arrest have been released at this time. The 48-year-old Dodd...

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Lavonia Officially Hires New City Manager

August 6, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The City of Lavonia officially has its new City Manager. At its regular meeting Monday, the Lavonia City Council voted unanimously to hire Charles Cawthon as the new City Manager to replace current manager Gary Fesperman. Fesperman is retiring at the end of the year. Lavonia Mayor Ralph...

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No Charges Filed Against Man Who Wielded Sword at Ethicon

August 6, 2015

No charges were filed after police in one Habersham County town respond to an unusual incident in front of an area industry. Cornelia Police officers responded to Ethicon’s front gate at about 11 a.m. Wednesday in response to concerns about a white male holding a sword and acting strangely. According to Cornelia Police Chief...

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Red Cross Issues Call for Blood Donations

August 6, 2015

The American Red Cross is issuing an urgent call for most needed blood types as it says it faces a looming shortage. According to a Red Cross press release this week, the agency needs eligible donors with O negative, B negative, and A negative blood to give now to prevent an emergency situation. Type...

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Elberton Man Injured in SR 17 Wreck

August 6, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia No charges are expected to be filed against an Elbert County man involved in a wreck Tuesday morning near Royston. It happened about 8:40 Tuesday morning on SR17. “A black Jeep was traveling south on Georgia 17 near Cedar Lane Drive. The Jeep crossed the center line and...

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Stephens Co. Hospital Continues Planning for Possible Wilkinson Center Addition

August 5, 2015

Stephens County Hospital is moving closer to possibly beginning work on an addition to its Wilkinson Center. The Hospital Authority’s Building and Grounds Committee met on Monday to receive an update on the project from Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell. Gambrell said that the meeting allowed committee members to receive information about the bids that...

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Stephens Schools Filling Final Positions Prior to Start of School Year

August 5, 2015

With a new school year starting next week in Stephens County, the school system is working to fill some certified positions that remain open. Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey updated the Board of Education on that process at its called meeting on Monday. Dorsey said that the school system still has three certified...

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Back to School Prayer Motorcade Saturday

August 5, 2015

An annual start of school event will once again take place this weekend. The annual Stephens County Back-to-school Prayer Motorcade is set for this coming Saturday. Jeraldine Hayes and Mary Owenby are once again coordinating the event that will visit each Stephens County school, along with some other locations. Hayes said everyone, including school...

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GMA Honors Former Ga. First Lady Betty Vandiver

August 5, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Georgia Municipal Association is honoring former Georgia First Lady Betty Vandiver, wife of the late Governor Ernest Vandiver, for her work on behalf of the mentally challenged. Mrs. Vandiver is the founder of the Mayors’ Christmas Motorcade, an annual holiday event in which towns and cities across...

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Stephens Co. BOE Approves FY 16 Budget

August 4, 2015

The Stephens County school system has its budget in place for Fiscal Year 2016. At a called meeting on Monday, the Stephens County Board of Education unanimously approved the final budget for the fiscal year that got underway back on July 1 and runs through June 30, 2016. Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey...

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