Pinkerton Responds to Grand Jury Report

January 8, 2015

Stephens County Board of Education Chair Dr. Elizabeth Pinkerton is also responding to the grand jury report. She echoed the thought that the report contained no surprises. “I guess it was mostly as was expected,” said Pinkerton. In its report Tuesday, the grand jury said it believes a combination of leadership missteps and external...

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Cold Start This Morning in Stephens Co.

January 8, 2015

The Stephens County school system is starting as normal this morning. On its website, the school system says that schools will begin at the regularly scheduled times today. The school system does say that buses will stop to wait on students to get from their homes to the bus for pick-up. Meanwhile, Franklin County...

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SCHS Wrestling Wins Two

January 8, 2015

The Stephens County High School wrestling teams pick up two more wins. Tuesday night, the Indians beat both Walhalla, South Carolina and White County in matches in Toccoa in dramatic fashion. Stephens County beat Walhalla 39-32 and White County 39-36 as both matches went down to the final bout. Against Walhalla, Stephens County led...

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Ag Dept. Offers Advice for Animals in Cold

January 8, 2015

With arctic air gripping the region, the Georgia Department of Agriculture is offering advice for making sure animals are taken care of in the cold. According to the Agriculture Department, small pets, especially younger and older ones, should be kept indoors. Officials say most heat loss occurs from ears, the respiratory tract and foot...

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Grand Jury Releases Report on School System Financial Woes

January 7, 2015

The Stephens County grand jury says it believes a combination of leadership missteps and external circumstances resulted in a loss of management control resulting in the financial problems now faced by the Stephens County school system. However, the grand jury also says it finds no evidence of fraudulent activity connected with the school system’s...

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Changes Made At Cannery in Cost Saving Effort

January 7, 2015

Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey said the school system has made some changes at the cannery in an effort to save money. Dorsey said that the school system has transferred the full-time employee to another position and is now operating the cannery with part-time employees in place that are supplemented with hours worked...

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