Franklin BOC Reaches Consensus on Jail Expansion Funding

May 2, 2014
Franklin BOC Reaches Consensus on Jail Expansion Funding

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County Commissioners reach an agreement on how to fund the proposed jail expansion. At their work session Tuesday evening, the board heard from county manager John Phillips.  Noting that there was about $800,000 dollars already set aside for a jail expansion from a previous SPLOST, Phillips recommended...

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Indians Travel to Marist for First Round of State Baseball Playoffs

May 2, 2014

The Stephens County Indians Baseball team will begin play in the first round of the Class AAAA State Playoffs this afternoon with a double-header when they travel down to Marist High School in Atlanta to take on the War Eagles.  StephensCounty ended the regular season with an overall record of 18 & 7 and...

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SCHS Academic Bowl Team Headed to Nationals

May 1, 2014

The Academic Bowl team at Stephens County High School is on track to head to a national competition later this year. Already this year, the team won a school record 13 matches, finished undefeated in its league, outscored league opponents by a 2 to 1 margin, and ended the year ranked third in state...

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New Superintendent Dorsey Set to Start Today

May 1, 2014

New Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey is expected to officially take over the post today. The Stephens County Board of Education hired Dorsey last month to replace Sherrie Whiten, who retired in March. Dorsey’s contract begins today and runs through April 30, 2017. Under the terms of the deal, Dorsey will receive an...

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Suspicious Device Investigation Continues

May 1, 2014

Authorities are getting closer to an arrest in connection with a suspicious device that was found by a passerby on the roadside of Tugalo Street in Toccoa last Friday. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley updates WNEG news on the investigation. “We have subpoenaed the video records of a local business in Toccoa. We hope...

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Stephens County Park Under Local Operation

May 1, 2014

Stephens County officially takes over operations of the Stephens County Park on Highway 123 today. The U.S. Army Corp of engineers officially turned over the keys to Stephens County Recreation Director Richard Adams on Wednesday. Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers says it will be an easy transition. “The Park is now in our operation...

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