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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Local Doctor Works Towards OB-GYN Certification

A local doctor advances in her OB-GYN certification process. Dr. Andrea M. Dabney recently advanced in the multi-step process set forth by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology certification process. The Board requires successful candidates to present themselves to the public as a qualified specialist in obstetrics and gynecology, mastering the knowledge, acquiring experience and committing to adhere to […]

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Hartwell Full to Start 2014

2013 was a wet year for the entire Hartwell Lake sub-basin. That is according to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Spokesman Russell Wicke. “This year for the Hartwell sub-basin, this is the second wettest year ever reported,” said Wicke.  “We have got a total of 75.4 inches of rain and the only year that we have on record that we […]

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Area, State Marking New Year’s Holiday

Authorities are reporting no fatal crashes in Georgia so far this New Year’s holiday period. The New Year’s holiday travel period began at 6 p.m. Tuesday and runs through midnight tonight. Last year, there were seven fatalities on Georgia highways during a much longer 102-hour holiday period. Authorities are cautioning drivers to plan for a sober designated driver if alcohol […]

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2013 A Wet Year in Toccoa

2013 will go down as the wettest year in Toccoa since 2009. In calendar year 2013, downtown Toccoa received 84.04 inches of precipitation. That is over 30 inches more precipitation than Toccoa received in 2012, when downtown Toccoa received 50.05 inches of rain. The 2013 rainfall amount in downtown Toccoa also tops the 46.43 inches received in 2011 and the […]

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Franklin Co. Switching Computer Software

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County will switch back to a previous computer software used for billing and payroll. At a Franklin County Commission work session last Thursday, County Clerk Elaine Evans told commissioners the decision was made because the new software was causing too many problems. Evans said that Franklin County has battled the new software, explaining […]

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