Details Released on Filling Solicitor’s Seat in Stephens Co.

More details are coming out about the process for filling the now vacant Stephens County State Court Solicitor post. The county’s State Court Solicitor, Dan T. Pressley, Sr. passed away earlier this week. Governor’s Office Communications Director Brian Robinson said that the governor will fill the position as soon as possible with an appointment. “When these vacancies occur, the Governor’s […]

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Hudgens Offers Cold Weather Safety Tips

It is a chilly morning across Stephens County and northeast Georgia. With Winter making its presence felt, Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is offering some tips to help keep you and your home safe during cold weather. Hudgens said one thing to remember is to take steps to try to avoid frozen pipes. “Open your kitchen cabinets […]

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Franklin Co. Manager Outlines 2014 Goals

 By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County Commissioners are considering a list of recommendations for 2014 by new County Manager John Phillips.  At a special daylong work session last month, Phillips outlined goals as well as changes he would like to implement in the coming year for Franklin County.  He said first on the list is a change to […]

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GSP Gets GOHS Grant

The Georgia State Patrol is the recipient of a traffic safety H.E.A.T. grant of almost $2.37 million from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.  The grant provides funding for the GSP to continue the Nighthawks DUI Task Force as well as the department’s Administrative License Suspension, or ALS Program. H.E.A.T, which stands for Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic, includes the […]

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Austin Calls 2013 Good Year for Toccoa

Toccoa Mayor David Austin looks back at the last 12 months. Austin spoke with AM 630 WNEG about the year 2013 for the city of Toccoa earlier this week. He said overall, it was a good year for the city. “We have done well for the citizens and the city,” said Austin. Austin said the city accomplished many things in […]

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New Year’s Travel Numbers Released

The Georgia Department of Public Safety reports this morning that traffic crashes across Georgia during the New Year’s holiday travel period resulted in five fatalities. None of those were reported in northeast Georgia during the 30-hour holiday period. This year’s holiday period for New Year’s started at 6 p.m. New Year’s Eve and ended at midnight New Year’s Day. Traffic […]

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Year in Review: Change in Stephens Co. School System

As 2014 gets underway, we are taking time this week to look back at the top stories of 2013. One of those stories was change within the Stephens County School System. In June, the Stephens County Board of Education voted to hire Sandy Steele as the principal at StephensCountyHigh School, moving him from the administrative offices. Stephens County School Superintendent […]

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Police Blotter

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office responded to a local business recently in response to a report of theft. The report from the Sheriff’s Office stated that a deputy responded to a Highway 17 business on Monday in reference to a report of an automobile having been entered. According to the report, $163 in cash and $25 in other items were […]

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