Toccoa Police Investigating Saturday Wreck

Toccoa Police are still investigating a one-car accident this past weekend near Stephens County Hospital. It happened on Falls Road, or State Route 17 Alternate, near Hansen Road, on Saturday at just after 8:30 a.m. According to the report on file with the Toccoa Police Department, a 2001 Ford Escape driven by 28-year-old Nicole Ashley Russell of Toccoa was traveling […]

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Main Street Toccoa Preparing For Scarecrow Contest

Main Street Toccoa is hosting its sixth annual Scarecrow Contest this October. According to Main Street Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby, businesses, organizations, families, and individuals are invited to put up scarecrows in front of their home or business by October 1. The scarecrows are to stay up through November 7 and 8. Crosby said the scarecrows should represent the business […]

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Lady Indian Softball Wins Again

Stephens County picks up yet another region softball win. Tuesday, the Lady Indians beat the Monroe Area Purple Hurricanes, 5-1. Natalie Morgan led Stephens County at the plate, going 2 for 4 with a triple, single, and two RBIs. On the mound, McKenzie Rogers pitched a complete game for the win, allowing just three hits and one unearned run, while […]

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Stephens Co. Hospital Authority Re-Appoints Three

The Stephens County Hospital Authority will remain unchanged as three members are elected to new terms. On Monday, the Hospital Authority voted to re-appoint Paula Dickerson, Jon West, and George Sanders to the Stephens County Hospital Authority for new terms. Stephens County Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell said state law calls on the Authority to select its members from those put […]

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Stephens Co. Hospital Purchasing Chest Compression Device

Stephens County EMS is getting a new piece of equipment to help them in cardiac arrest cases. On Monday, the Stephens County Hospital Authority voted unanimously to purchase a LUCAS Chest Compression System for the county’s EMS. Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell said that the device assists EMS personnel by performing chest compressions during CPR. “This device does the compression part […]

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Stephens Co. Commission Meeting Today

Stephens County Commissioners will meet later today for their second regularly scheduled meeting in the month of September. Today’s county commission meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse. County commissioners will start with a work session to discuss items on today’s business meeting agenda. There are only two items on the agenda […]

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Homicide Under Investigation in Franklin Co.

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A body found over the weekend in Franklin County is believed to be the victim of a homicide. Franklin County Sheriff Steve Thomas said a passerby found the victim on a back road in the northern part of the county early Saturday morning. “Authorities remained at the scene throughout the day on Saturday collecting evidence,” said […]

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Franklin Co. Preparing For Next SPLOST

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County Commissioners are moving forward to put the next SPLOST referendum on the November ballot. Last month, Franklin County Commissioners voted to do just that. Franklin County’s current SPLOST doesn’t run out until the end of 2016, but County Commissioners are asking voters to approve the next SPLOST a year early. In June, […]

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State Announces Delay In Some TANF Cards

State officials said that delivery of debit cards for more than 4,000 recipients of child support and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families has been delayed by a contractor. The cards, called Georgia EPPICard, provide access to child support payments and funds to TANF recipients. Also, a small number of Department employees also use the cards to receive bi-weekly pay. The […]

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