Contract Approved for New Franklin Co. Manager

December 5, 2013
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By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County Commissioners officially put a contract offer for new County Manager John Phillips in place, more than a month after he was hired. Last month, at the direction of Franklin County Commission Chair Thomas Bridges, the board set up a review team, consisting of Bridges, commissioner Jeff...

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“Babe” Heffron, Member of Easy Company, Dies At 90

December 5, 2013
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  A member of the famed “Band of Brothers” has passed away. Multiple media outlets are reporting that Edward J. “Babe” Heffron passed away Sunday at a New Jersey hospital. He was 90 years old. Heffron was a paratrooper in Easy Company of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment. The 506th Regiment formed and trained...

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Police Blotter

December 5, 2013
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The Stehpens County Sheriff’s Office responded to a Currahee Lane property earlier this week in reference to a reported burglary. In the report, a woman stated to the Sheriff’s Office on December 1 that $200 had been stolen from the property. The report does not list what was taken. Elsewhere, the Sheriff’s Office also...

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Proposed Land Use Plan Still Under Review

December 4, 2013
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Work continues on a proposed Stephens County Land Use Ordinance. Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said that the Land Use Regulations Committee has completed its initial review of a proposed land use plan for the county. “The committee has put together an ordinance for the Stephens County Board of Commissioners,” said Ayers.  “That ordinance...

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Adams Says Initial Ruling Still Pending in Federal Wilbros Suit

December 4, 2013
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Local attorney Alton Adams says he continues to wait on a judge’s order in his clients’ suit in federal court against the Wilbros facility. In August, about 100 plaintiffs filed a suit in U.S. District Court in Gainesville alleging that the Wilbros facility on Rose Lane is violating the federal Air Quality and Emissions...

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Toys for Tots Campaign Underway

December 4, 2013
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The Marine Corps is once again seeking “Toys for Tots” this holiday season. The annual holiday program to help collect toys for families and children in need during the Christmas season is underway. Don Alexander is the Toys for Tots Coordinator for Stephens, Franklin, Hart, and Elbert counties. He said collection boxes for new,...

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