Accused Shoplifter Also Charged with Drugs

An alleged case of shoplifting leads to a drug arrest in Toccoa. According to Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell, it started when Officer Steve Nicely tried to arrest 33-year-old Dianne Brook Wade Whisnant of Carnesville for shoplifting less than $15 worth of items from a Big A Road store last Wednesday afternoon. “In the process of making the arrest, she […]

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Disturbance Call Leads to Drug Arrest

Toccoa Police make a drug arrest after responding to a disturbance call over the weekend. Chief Tim Jarrell said an officer responded to a reported disturbance on Hillcrest Drive last Friday at about 11 p.m. “While investigating, the disturbance, they were able to recover a small amount of marijuana and during the course of the investigation, the officer had reason […]

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Toccoa City Commission Holds Regular Meeting

The city of Toccoa will once again be a Georgia Municipal Association City of Ethics. At its meeting on Monday, the Toccoa City Commission voted unanimously to re-certify as a Georgia Municipal Association City of Ethics. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said cities who have this designation are required to recertify every four years. Morse said the GMA started the […]

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Proposed SCSO Firing Range On Today’s Stephens Co. Commission Agenda

The Stephens County Commission is expected to consider a decision on whether or not to allow a proposed firing range for the Sheriff’s Office to move forward at their meeting this morning. County commissioners are meeting at 8:30 a.m. today in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. On the agenda for today’s meeting, county […]

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Early Voting Underway Today

Early voting starts today for the city of Toccoa’s referendum on whether to allow Sunday sales of alcohol by the drink for on-site consumption. Registered voters residing within the city limits of Toccoa can cast their ballots in the Registrar and Probate Court’s Office on the lower floor of the Stephens County Government Building in downown Toccoa. Voters can vote […]

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Ashley Jordan Adams a “Face of Manufacturing”

A local woman is honored for her role in manufacturing. Georgia Tech and the Georgia Manufacturing Extension Partnership recently recognized Ashley Jordan Adams for being named the August 2015 Face of Manufacturing. The Faces of Manufacturing Program honors people throughout the state who work within or are affected by manufacturing companies. The goal is to showcase manufacturing’s impact to Georgia […]

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Toccoa Commission To Meet Today

Toccoa City Commissioners will meet later today for a regularly scheduled meeting. That meeting is set to start at 5 p.m. at Toccoa City Hall. City Commissioners have three items on the meeting agenda for today. First, commissioners are expected to consider a motion for recertification as a Georgia Municipal Association City of Ethics. Second, the city commission will consider […]

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Franklin Co. School Superintendent To Retire

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County School Superintendent Dr. Ruth O’Dell is retiring. She made the announcement at last week’s Franklin County Board of Education meeting. O’Dell said it’s time to start a new chapter in her life and spend more time with her family. “As you know, I don’t really have family here,” O”Dell said. “My husband […]

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IRS Issues Scam Warning

The Internal Revenue Service is warning consumers to watch out for possible fake charity scams emerging due to severe flooding this month in South Carolina and neighboring states. IRS officials said that following major disasters, it is common for scam artists to impersonate charities to get money or private information from well-intentioned taxpayers. They added that such fraudulent schemes may […]

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