Historic County Courthouse Tugalo Entrance Closed

Just a brief announcement from Stephens County Clerk Beth Rider, the entrance to the Historic Courthouse on Tugalo Street is closed due to construction. Rider advises the community to use the Doyle Street entrance until further notice. Anyone needing to enter the Historic County Courthouse through a handicap accessible entrance to only use the Tugalo Street entrance. For questions regarding […]

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Shawler submits resignation as Principal at SCMS

Students, staff, and faculty at Stephens County Middle School will be saying farewell to Principal Michael Shawler at the end of this academic year. During the recent Stephens County Board of Education meeting, the board accepted his resignation effective June 30, 2019. Shawler began his tenure at Stephens County Middle School during the 2017-2018 academic year; however, his career in […]

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Winners announced for annual Margaret Ayers Award

The annual winners of a community award in Lavonia have been announced. Earlier this month, Logan and Andie Mathis were named as the recipients of the 15th annual Margaret Ayers Award for Civic Health in Lavonia. The award is presented by the Lavonia Clinic and the Northeast Georgia Regional Medical Associates. It honors a community member for volunteerism, exceptional character, […]

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BOE adopts policy updates

The Stephens County Board of Education met last night to adopt 3 policy updates. Which includes revisions to Policy JBCB – nonresident students, Policy JBCC – Student Assignments and the adoption of Policy JBCBA – Tuition. Policy JBCB allows non-resident students to attend Stephens County Schools contingent on approval from the Office of the Superintendent. Policy JBCBA sets perimeters for […]

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Angel Tree Registration is today

The Christmas season is fast approaching and all across Stephens County, children are gearing up to send letters to Santa in hopes of cashing in their good behavior for toys. Yet, for some children, Santa Claus won’t stop at their house. Not because they were particularly bad, but because there is no money to fulfill their Christmas list. To remedy […]

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Early voting continues, after busy first day

Early voting started yesterday in Stephens County. According to Stephens County Registrar Bill Cochran the turnout was strong. A total of 322 registered voters came out to cast ballots on the first day; and Cochran says he expects more to come in. Early voting will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday until November 2. Cochran reminds […]

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