Search for New Franklin Co. Manager Continues

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County continues its search for a new county manager. At a regular meeting last week of the Franklin County Commission, Commission Chair Thomas Bridges announced that they had received 12 applications to this point for the position. Bridges said he is asking the Franklin County Board of Commissioners to start sifting through those, […]

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Wilkinson Part of Legislative Livestock Event

50th District State Senator John Wilkinson was among state legislators who participated in this year’s annual Legislative Livestock Showdown. It took place during the 2014 Georgia National Fair at the New South Arena in Perry, Georgia. Co-sponsored by the Georgia Department of Agriculture and the Georgia National Fair, this event brings together members of the Georgia General Assembly with students […]

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DOT Announces Water Line Work Today in Martin

Water line work in the Martin area associated with the Highway 17 road construction project in Stephens County could affect water service to some areas of Martin today. The Georgia Department of Transportation said it is working to install a new water line for the Anderson Thomas Road area of Martin this week and expects to make the new water […]

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Sage Purchased By Private Equity Firm

A private equity firm purchases a company with ties to Stephens County. The publication GSA Business reported this week that Clearlake Capital Group of Santa Monica, California has bought Greenville, South Carolina-based Sage Automotive Interiors for an undisclosed sum. The GSA Business report said Sage management also invested in the transaction. According to the report, personnel changes are not expected […]

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GDOL Summit This Month in Habersham Co.

The Georgia Department of Labor and several employer committees in northeast Georgia will co-sponsor a Business and Employer Summit this month. It is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, October 28, in Demorest from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at The Torch Worship Center. The summit is designed to help business owners and managers better understand and conquer compliance challenges […]

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Bond Hearing Scheduled in Lanier Shooting Death Case

A 15-year-old charged with the shooting death of his mother in Stephens County last week is scheduled to have a court appearance next week. Court records indicate that the teen is scheduled to appear in Stephens County Superior Court on Wednesday, October 15 for a bond hearing. Mountain Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge Russell Smith is scheduled to preside over […]

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Pre-K Week Marked in Stephens Co.

Georgia marks its annual Pre-K week. 50th District State Senator John Wilkinson read to Pre-K students at Eastanollee Elementary School Wednesday as part of Pre-K week activities in Georgia. Wilkinson said it Pre-K is an important part of the educational system in Georgia. “Obviously, it is a very important time in a child’s life,” said Wilkinson. “It really gives them […]

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Family Connection Plans Fundraiser

A local organization designed to help children and families in Stephens County is holding its annual Fall fundraiser in a few weeks. Family Connection of Stephens County is holding a fundraising event on November 1. This year, the organization is doing “Are you smarter than a Stephens County 5th grader?” Family Connection Coordinator Allyson Warren said the event will be […]

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