Stephens Co. BOE Expected To Vote on Budget Today

September 11, 2014

The Stephens County Board of Education is expected to vote on its Fiscal Year 2015 budget at a work session and called board meeting today. The meeting is scheduled to start at 5:30 p.m. at the school system’s administrative offices on Mize Road. The total proposed FY15 budget for the school system shows nearly...

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Motorcycle Chase Takes Authorities Through Three Counties Tuesday

September 11, 2014

A motorcyclist reportedly faces charges after a motorcycle pursuit through Stephens, Franklin, and Habersham counties Tuesday afternoon. According to the Georgia State Patrol, Franklin County was in pursuit of a motorcycle and requested the assistance of the Georgia State Patrol. The GSP said the motorcycle was driving recklessly and with no regard for the...

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Habersham Grand Jury To Look at May Drug Raid That Injured Child

September 11, 2014

Mountain Judicial Circuit District Attorney Brian Rickman said this week he will have a Habersham County grand jury look at the case of a child injured in a Habersham County drug raid earlier this year. The child, who was 19 months old at the time, was injured when authorities in Habersham County threw a...

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Algae Bloom Cause of Issues With Drinking Water From Lake Hartwell

September 11, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Most people in Franklin and Hart counties get their drinking water from Lake Hartwell, yet some are complaining about the smell and the taste. At the Lavonia City Council meeting last week, some customers asked when the taste and smell would improve. Lavonia City Manager Gary Fesperman said...

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Stephens Co. Commission Approves E-911 Equipment Agreement, Financing

September 10, 2014

Stephens County is moving forward with purchasing about $1.37 million in new equipment for the E-911 department. Tuesday, county commissioners voted 3 to 2 to approve two separate motions. The first motion entered the county into a communications system agreement with Motorola Solutions, Inc. for the purchase of the E-911 equipment that commissioners had...

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Stephens Co. Commission Approves Re-zoning Request

September 10, 2014

Stephens County Commissioners approve a re-zoning request for property on Mize Road. Tuesday, the county commission unanimously approved a motion to allow property at 7256 Mize Road to switch from Residential Single Family District to Commercial Community Building District. The proposed use is for a retail trade business. Developer Bobby Howard told commissioners it...

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