Phillips Steps Aside as Franklin Co. Manager, Still County Engineer

August 28, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia John Phillips is stepping aside as Franklin County Manager and returning to his previous job as Franklin County Engineer and Interim Planning Director. After coming out of an executive session meeting Tuesday evening, Franklin County Commission Chair Thomas Bridges announced the reshuffling of county personnel. Bridges said the...

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SCHS Softball Shut Out In Non-Region Showdown

August 28, 2014

The Stephens County High School softball team loses a tough one as it gets ready to head in to region play later today. Wednesday, the Lady Indians dropped a non-region game to East Hall 5-0. Taylor Weaver pitched a complete game on the mound for Stephens County, but took the loss. At the plate,...

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SCMS Softball Off to Undefeated Start

August 28, 2014

The Stephens County Middle School softball team has its season off to a 3-0 start. On August 14, the Lady Rebels beat Elbert County 11-1 in four innings in Elberton. Tyra Hunter, Abby Mitchell, Emma Whitfield, Aly Singletary, Ashton Ayers, Kayley Sellers, and Kasey Westmoreland all had hits helping to bring home runs against...

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Stephens Co. Schools Working on System Level Accreditation

August 27, 2014

The Stephens County School System is continuing to work on system-level accreditation. Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey said the school system is currently working through the process to try to achieve system-level accreditation through AdvancED, which is the parent agency of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, or SACS. “For the first...

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Stephens County to Purchase New Aerial Photography

August 27, 2014

Stephens County Commissioners sign up to have an aerial flyover done of the county. Tuesday, county commissioners voted unanimously to sign a letter of intent to purchase digital products through the 2015 Georgia Mountains Regional Aerial Photography Project. Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said the state is requiring the county to have its aerial...

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Resident Calls for City-County Consolidation Discussion To Help Alleviate Tax Burden

August 27, 2014

A Stephens County resident has asked county commissioners to consider again city-county consolidation in light of budget difficulties. Roger Herrick spoke to county commissioners Tuesday during the public comment portion of their meeting. Herrick said he is concerned about the shrinking the tax base and rising taxes in Stephens County and feels that consolidating...

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