Stephens Co. School System Considering Staggered Start Times

March 5, 2015

Stephens County school system staff are looking at the possibility of staggering school start times in order to reduce the number of bus drivers required in the system and save money. Last month, the Stephens County Board of Education voted 5-2 to have staff put together a proposal for staggering school start times for...

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Red Cross Issues Call for Blood Donations

March 5, 2015

In the aftermath of last month’s winter weather, the American Red Cross is asking for blood donations. The Red Cross said that recent winter weather forced the cancellation of 36 Red Cross blood drives in Georgia, resulting in a shortfall of about 1,372 blood and platelet donations since February 16. Red Cross officials said...

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Local Veteran Receives Quilt

March 5, 2015

A local veteran receives a special gift from a national organization. Wednesday, Danny Joe Godfrey of Toccoa received a quilt from the Quilts of Valor organization in a ceremony during the monthly veterans’ coffee at the Mitchell Allen Meeting Room in the historic train depot in downtown Toccoa. Quilts of Valor is a national,...

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Indians Fall to Leopards; Split Series

March 5, 2015

The Stephens County Indians start a five-game road stretch with a loss. Banks County beat the Indians 5-1 Wednesday in Homer in non-region baseball action, behind strong pitching from Dylan Patrick. Starting the game for the Leopards, Patrick went six innings and allowed just one run and five hits, while striking out seven and...

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Franklin Co. Schools Receive Grant for Literacy Program

March 5, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Franklin County School System is one of 15 school systems in Georgia that will receive a Striving Reader grant. The State Board of Education announced the awards last Friday. Franklin County will receive $1.87 million over the next several years. Striving Reader is a comprehensive literacy grant...

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Interviews To Start Soon In Stephens Co. Hospital Administrator Search

March 4, 2015

The search for the next Stephens County Hospital Administrator is getting ready to move into the next phase. Members of the Stephens County Hospital Authority’s Personnel Committee met this week to go over the resumes of the people that applied for the position. Stephens County Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell said that the Hospital Authority...

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