Stephens Co. Grand Jury Issues Indictments

A Stephens County grand jury has indicted three men charged with stealing from a local pawn shop earlier this year. True bills of indictment were handed down on a charge of Theft by Taking against Danny Lee Henson and Cory Antonio Hilton, both of Toccoa, and Matthew Newman Snyder, address unknown, by the grand jury last week. Henson was also […]

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September Is National Preparedness Month in Ga.

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal has proclaimed September as National Preparedness Month in Georgia to promote the importance of preparing before disasters strike. More than three out of four Georgians are at least somewhat prepared for an emergency, but many have not taken all of the essential steps to get ready. That’s according to a new statewide survey by the Georgia […]

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NGTC Foundation Receives Donation from Fieldale Farms Corp.

A local corporation makes a donation for scholarships at North Georgia Tech. Fieldale Farms Corporation recently donated $5,000 to the North Georgia Technical College Foundation. School officials say the funds will be used to provide scholarships for students with a financial need who are enrolled in one of the following programs: Environmental Technology, Applied Technology Management, Applied Business Technology, Electrical […]

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Residents Concerned Over Shooting Range

Numerous local residents are expressing concern about a proposed Sheriff’s Office shooting range in Stephens County. Back on August 25, Stephens County Commissioners approved a motion to provide property located behind the road department’s fueling depot for a firing range to be built for the Sheriff’s Office. On Tuesday, residents in the Scenic Drive area spoke out about the proposal. […]

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Stephens Co. Commission Wrapup

Stephens County Commissioners also ask for more discussion on a budget amendment request from the Sheriff’s Office for televisions in the Stephens County Jail. Commissioners voted unanimously to postpone that budget amendment, questioning the need for the TV’s. Sheriff Randy Shirley said it is not meant as a luxury, but as an incentive for inmates at the jail to improve […]

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Lady Indians Beat Buford

The Stephens County Lady Indian softball team knocks off the defending AAAA softball state champs and top-ranked AAAA team at home. Stephens County beat Buford Tuesday at the Reservation, 2-0. Freshman Emma Whitfield allowed just one hit to the Lady Wolves and struck out 11. Meanwhile on offense, Natalie Morgan had a triple, two singles and an RBI, Brynn Roberts […]

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TFC Names Shelton As Provost

Toccoa Falls College names a long-time administrator to a new position at the college. The school has named Dr. Brian Shelton as Provost of the college. According to Toccoa Falls College, this new position is a senior academic administrator with responsibilities beyond the traditional academic sphere. TFC says that in his new role, Dr. Shelton will oversee the launch of […]

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Franklin Co. Receives Disaster Funding Help

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County is recipient of a funding award from the Georgia Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Last week, Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) Public Assistance Division Director, Charles Dawson, delivered two checks totaling $138,042.16 to Franklin County Board of Commissioners. County Manager Beth Thomas said FEMA along with GEMA awarded […]

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