Crews Respond To Thursday Structure Fire

A reported structure fire in Stephens County brings out crews from multiple stations. Reports indicate that Big Smith, Shiloh, and Eastanollee Volunteer Fire Departments were all paged out to a trailer fire on Oakwood Lane. That is located off of Shorewood Circle, near Lake Hartwell in Stephens County. The initial calls went out just after 1:15 p.m. today. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Toccoa Reports Sanitary Sewer Spill Wednesday

The city of Toccoa said everything is back to normal following a sanitary sewer spill on Wednesday. According to a press release from the city, an employee discovered a cleanout plug overflowing near Hillcrest Street in Toccoa at about 2 p.m. on Wednesday. Toccoa officials said the overflow then started at about 2:50 p.m. and lasted for about 10 minutes, […]

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Lavonia Police Starting Scholarship in Memory of Sheriff Thomas’ Son

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Lavonia Police Department is instituting a new scholarship program for Franklin County High School students looking to further their educations. Recently, Lavonia Police Chief Bruce Carlisle announced the formation of the Deputy Steven LaCruz Thomas Memorial Scholarship. Deputy Thomas, the son of Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas, was killed in a wreck on […]

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TFC Sweeps Clearwater Christian in Hoops Play

The Toccoa Falls College men’s basketball knocks Clearwater Christian College from the ranks of the unbeaten in the South Region. After leading by just three points at the half, the Screaming Eagles built an early second half lead and cruised to a 79-54 victory Thursday night. TFC shot 56 percent from the field in the final 20 minutes and outscored […]

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Collins Introduces Forest Service Bill

9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins has introduced a bill into the U.S. House to facilitate the transfer of what Collins calls under-used U.S. Forest Service lands to private hands. It is called the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest Land Adjustment Act. Under the proposal, the Forest Service would sell remote tracts at market value and buy others with the proceeds, consolidating […]

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Ga. DNR Releases Fishing Regulations

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources says anglers can now find the new 2015 Georgia Sport Fishing Regulations Guide online and in print. The 2015 Georgia Sport Fishing Regulations Guide provides helpful information, including color fish identification charts for both freshwater and saltwater fish, license purchasing information, contact information for Wildlife Resources Division and Coastal Resources Division fisheries management offices […]

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NGTC Names Rick Perkins Award Winner

North Georgia Technical College names its nominee for this year’s Rick Perkins Award for Excellence in Technical Education. This year’s winner at North Georgia Tech is Pamela Segers. Segers serves as Instructor and Program Coordinator for the Criminal Justice program. Each year, faculty and staff at North Georgia Technical College nominate instructors who exemplify excellence in teaching. The nominees then […]

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Prescribed Burn Announced For Today

A prescribed burn will take place starting later this morning in the Toccoa area. According to the U.S. Forest Service, crews will be conducting the prescribed burn on about 1200 acres along the Davidson Creek area, in a stretch between the city of Toccoa’s pumping station and Prather Bridge Road. Portions of the burn will be in both Stephens County […]

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SCDA Issues Report to City, County Commissioners

Local leaders receive an update from the Stephens County Development Authority. Development Authority Executive Director Tim Martin spoke with Toccoa City Commissioners on Monday and Stephens County Commissioners on Tuesday. Martin said that while the announcement from Caterpillar that it is closing its Stephens County facility over the next two years, costing the county about 120 jobs, remains front and […]

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