High Speed Chase Leads to Arrests in Franklin Co.

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County authorities have released the names of the two men involved in a high-speed chase down Interstate 85 in Franklin County late Tuesday night. Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas identified them as 24-year old Adarius Dennis and 28-year old Shavario Jenkins, both of Greenville, South Carolina. Thomas said Dennis is charged with obstruction […]

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SCMS Basketball Season Ends

Basketball season is over at Stephens County Middle School. On Tuesday, the 8th grade boys fell in their conference championship game to Madison County, 45-37. Mucha Wiley had 14 points to lead the Rebels in the finals. The 8th grade boys got to the final by beating Franklin County on Saturday, 40-29. Wiley had 18 points and Nigel Green had […]

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Toccoa Police Release Year End Report

Year-end numbers from the Toccoa Police Department show that 2015 was a very busy year for the force. According to figures released Tuesday by the department, Toccoa Police responded to a total of 2,186 incidents in 2015, an increase of more than 300 from 2014, when police responded to 1,857 incidents. Police did clear a higher percentage of cases in […]

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Accidents Up in City of Toccoa

The Toccoa Police Department will look at ways to bring down accident numbers within the city limits in 2016. That is after 2015 brought an increase in the number of motor vehicle accidents in Toccoa. Toccoa Police worked 337 accidents in 2015, compared to 270 in 2014. Chief Tim Jarrell said he does not want to see that trend continue. […]

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Shelter Dog Flies To New Forever Home

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A dog from Stephens County finds his forever home in the Sunshine State thanks to the Internet and the work of volunteers. “Opey” arrived at the Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter in February 2015 at the age of four months after Animal Control seized him because “Opey” did not have have anywhere to stay warm or adequate food or water. Toccoa-Stephens […]

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Wreck Last Week Injures One Person

A wreck last week results in injuries to a Stephens County woman. The one-vehicle accident happened Friday morning in Habersham County. According to the Toccoa post of the Georgia State Patrol, the vehicle, identified as a 2005 Jeep Liberty Sport was traveling south on Camp Creek Road in the Mt. Airy area of Haberhsam County. The GSP said the driver […]

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Indian Wrestling Sends Five to Sectionals

Five Stephens County High School wrestlers will move on to the State Sectional tournament this coming weekend, while a sixth Indian will be an alternate. This past weekend, the Indian wrestling team traveled to Chestatee High School for the Region 8-AAAA traditional tournament. Wrestlers who place in the top four of their respective weight classes at region qualify for the […]

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IRS Offering IP Pins, Scam Warning

The Internal Revenue Service is offering Georgia taxpayers an extra layer of protection this year. In Georgia, taxpayers can take advantage of a program called the IP Pin program. IP Pin stands for Identity Protection Pin. IRS Spokesman Mark Green said the goal is to provide this as an option for taxpayers to use to protect themselves from tax-related identity […]

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