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Sunday Alcohol Sales at Restaurants Up for Vote Today in Lavonia

November 5, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Voters in Lavonia will decide today whether to allow local restaurants to sell alcohol on Sundays. The Lavonia City Council voted back in August to put the question on the ballot. Lavonia City Manager Gary Fesperman said that decision came after several local establishments contacted the city. “This...

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Preparations Underway For Stephens Co. Veterans’ Day Program

November 5, 2013

Organizers are preparing for the annual Veterans’ Day Observance in Stephens County. The event is next Monday at 11 a.m. on the historic Stephens County Courthouse lawn in downtown Toccoa. Stephens County’s American Legion Post 104, Marine Corps Detachment 1303, and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4346 are sponsoring the event again this year....

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Toccoa Scarecrow Contest Winners Announced

November 5, 2013

The winners are in for this year’s Toccoa Scarecrow Contest. Main Street Toccoa announced on Monday afternoon that first place in this year’s contest went to the Toccoa Clinic Pharmacy for its scarecrow called “Caution: Prescription may cause fall fever.” Second place went to Toccoa Elementary School for its “Fall into a good book” scarecrow...

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AMTRAK Train Kills Pedestrian in Alto, Report Says

November 5, 2013

Reports indicate that the AMTRAK   Crescent line may have been involved in a fatal accident involving a pedestrian in northeast Georgia Monday night. A report on Accessnorthga.com states that a northbound AMTRAK passenger train struck and killed an individual Monday night in the Alto area. The Crescent travels northbound between Atlanta and Toccoa...

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Update: SR 17 at Exit 173 in Lavonia Back Open; Police Directing Traffic

November 4, 2013
Update: SR 17 at Exit 173 in Lavonia Back Open; Police Directing Traffic

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Lanes on State Highway 17 at Exit 173 are now open, but Georgia Department of Transportation crews continue to work to repair and re-hang the traffic lights that were taken out early this morning in a one-vehicle wreck.  The intersection in front of the McDonalds’ at Exit 173...

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Manufacturing Summit at NGTC

November 4, 2013

Local industries and school system officials meet with the Technical College System of Georgia and others to talk about the workforce in Georgia. A meeting on that topic took place last week at North Georgia Technical College in Clarkesville and included representatives from Stephens, Franklin, and Habersham counties, among others. Technical College System of...

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Toccoa Holds Harvest Festival

November 4, 2013
Toccoa Holds Harvest Festival

Another Toccoa Harvest Festival wraps up. The 37th annual festival took place Saturday and Sunday in downtown Toccoa. Main Street Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said it went well. “This year, we have had a really good turnout,” said Crosby.  “A lot of people on how many people were here.  We are thankful for everybody...

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Toccoa Man Charged After Chase in Franklin Co.

November 4, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A Toccoa man faces multiple charges after a high-speed chase on I-85 and through FranklinCounty. Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Chief Investigator Jimmy LeCroy said last Wednesday morning, Franklin County deputies reported noticing a Silver Chevy pick up parked illegally on Interstate 85 next to another vehicle. LeCroy said...

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Missing Man Found Safe

November 4, 2013

A Toccoa man reported missing has been found safe, according to authorities. Police said that Bobby Terrell Payne had been last seen at his residence on Pine Street in Toccoa on September 30. Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell said on Saturday evening that Payne was found safe at a hospital in Atlanta.

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Indians Ground Eagles 30-14, Control Playoff Destiny

November 4, 2013

Stephens County stays alive in the Region 8-AAAA playoff race. The Indians fell behind in the first quarter, but came back in the second quarter to take the lead for good in a 30-14 win over Eastside in Covington Friday night. Head Coach Travis Noland said the Indians did a great job in putting...

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