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Fireworks Tonight in Stephens Co.

July 30, 2015

Stephens County will try again to host its annual fireworks display tonight. The show was cancelled due to weather back on July 2nd and is now scheduled for this evening at the Rose Lane Recreation Complex. Concesssions will open at 6 p.m. and the fireworks will begin around dark. WNEG Radio will play music...

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Franklin Co. Deputy Receiving Help After Altercation

July 30, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A Franklin County Sheriff’s Office deputy is receiving help after an incident at his home over the weekend in Hart County. According to Hart County Sheriff Mike Cleveland, it happened early Friday morning when the deputy, identified as Kevin Bowers, got into an argument with a fellow deputy...

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GSA Honoring SCSO Deputies

July 29, 2015

The Georgia Sheriffs’ Association is honoring two deputies from the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office today. Deputies Bruce Cleveland and Connie Morris have been chosen as recipients of the Medal of Valor from the Georgia Sheriffs’ Association. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that the two are being recognized for their efforts at the scene...

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Country Hearth Inn Celebrates Grand Re-Opening

July 29, 2015
Country Hearth Inn Celebrates Grand Re-Opening

Local officials gather to celebrate a new beginning for an area hotel. The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday for the Country Hearth Inn, which is located just off of Broad Street in downtown Toccoa. New owners Amarin Capital re-opened the hotel a few weeks ago after completely...

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Stephens Co. Commission Approves Partial Street Abandonment

July 29, 2015

Stephens County Commissioners agree to abandon part of a county street in an effort to keep people from dumping and loitering. On Tuesday, the county commission voted unanimously to abandon part of Crump Street, which is off of South Pond Street. Last month, John Vance appeared before commissioners to talk about possibly abandoning the...

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Rave Party in Franklin Co. Leads To Arrests

July 29, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Dozens of underage teens from four counties are facing charges after Franklin County Sheriff’s deputies busted a Rave party over the weekend. For the uninitiated, a rave is an all night party, usually involving dancing with live music and they usually take place in venues like an abandoned...

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Former Habersham Deputy Pleads Not Guilty in Flash Bang Grenade Case

July 29, 2015

The Associated Press is reporting that a former Habersham County deputy sheriff has entered a “not guilty” plea to charges of providing false information to get a warrant that led to a botched raid in which a toddler was critically injured. U.S. attorneys said 29-year-old Nikki Autry of Clarkesville, a former Habersham County deputy...

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NGCU Breaks Ground on New Lavonia Branch Building

July 29, 2015

Construction is underway on a new building for the Lavonia branch of North Georgia Credit Union. The groundbreaking took place earlier this month with North Georgia Credit Union’s board of directors and management. N-G-C-U officials said that the new free-standing branch will be located across the street from the existing location in Suite 1...

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City of Toccoa Approves Proposed Intergovernmental Agreement With County

July 28, 2015

A proposed agreement between the city of Toccoa and Stephens County will clarify responsibilities each is taking on in a number of areas. Monday, the Toccoa City Commission voted unanimously to authorize the Mayor to sign an intergovernmental agreement with Stephens County. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said the need for clarification in some...

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City Grants Street Abandonment Request

July 28, 2015

Toccoa City Commissioners grant an abandonment request. Monday, the city commission approved a request to abandon part of East Savannah Street at the request of Mr. and Mrs. Jon Zeches and the First Baptist Church of Toccoa. City Planning Director Connie Tabor said that the Planning Commission recommended approving the request, which would only...

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