Stephens Co. Schools Closed Monday; Other Weather Announcements

THE FOLLOWING ARE CLOSINGS, CANCELLLATIONS, AND DELAYS: Stephens County School Superintendent Sherrie Whiten said Sunday night that due to the threat of black ice and low temperatures in the morning, Stephens County schools will be closed Monday for all students and staff. Also, Habersham County Schools are closed for all staff on Monday, according to an announcement on the Habersham […]

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DOT Reports No Problems on Roads This Morning

Nothing is happening on the roads in northeast Georgia. That is the word right now from Georgia Department of Transportation Spokesperson Teri Pope. Pope said that crews have been out all over northeast Georgia since midnight keeping a close eye on the conditions. “We have been monitoring conditions,” said Pope.  “We have spread a little bit of our salt and […]

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Flu Season Picking Up in Ga.

Winter weather is not the only thing picking up in Georgia right now. Flu season is also kicking into high gear. District Two Public Health Spokesman Dave Palmer said that health officials in Georgia are seeing an increase in the number of flu cases across the state. Palmer said that seeing that is normal for this time of the year. […]

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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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