Country Hearth Inn To Re-open

One of the Toccoa hotels that closed following inspections is re-opening to the public. The Country Hearth Inn, located just off of Broad Street in downtown Toccoa, will be having a grand opening and ribbon cutting next week. In May, new owners Amarin Capital closed the Country Hearth Inn following an inspection by city officials and the Stephens County Health […]

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Indictment Issued In Habersham Raid That Injured Toddler

A former Habersham County deputy sheriff is charged for her role in the flash bang grenade incident that injured a toddler last year. U.S. Attorneys say 29-year-old Nikki Autry of Clarkesville, a former Habersham County deputy sheriff and special agent of the Mountain Judicial Circuit Criminal Investigation and Suppression, or NCIS, Team has been indicted by a federal grand jury […]

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Boyd Outz Center To Hold GED Classes

Residents of Lavonia and Franklin County now have the opportunity to earn their GED and prepare for college at a local facility. North Georgia Technical College has teamed up with the Boyd-Outz Center in Lavonia to offer FREE GED® classes and COMPASS preparation classes. The school says that students will have the opportunity to come to class during the day […]

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Crews Respond to Brush Fire

Multiple fire departments are out with a reported brush fire this morning. The brush fire is being reported in the area of DeSoto Drive. That is near the Meadowbroook Industrial Park. Both the Eastanollee and Carnes Creek Fire Departments were called out to the brush fire. Reports also indicate that the brush fire is creating a lot of smoke in […]

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Stephens BOE Approves Spending Resolution

The Stephens County Board of Education has another monthly spending resolution in place. Tuesday, the school board unanimously approved an August spending resolution. Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey said that a monthly spending resolution allows the school system to operate and spend funds on a monthly basis until an official budget is approved and in place for the fiscal […]

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SCSO Still Seeking Burglary Suspect

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office is asking for assistance from the public in locating a wanted person. The Sheriff’s Office is still seeking 48-year-old Douglas Mark Dodd of Rock Road in Mt. Airy. Dodd currently has outstanding warrants for burglary in the first degree and burglary in the second degree. According to Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley, Dodd faces those […]

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Hartwell Making Plans for First “Pocket Park”

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The city of Hartwell is planning to build small neighborhood parks in locations around town. At its July City Council meeting earlier this month, the Hartwell City Council voted to install the parks as a way to support and encourage family neighborhoods. Dubbed “pocket parks,” Hartwell City Manager David Aldrich said the first one […]

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Collins Introduces Tax Credit Accountability Act

Northeast Georgia’s representative in the U.S. House is introducing a bill he says would block a federal tax credit from those not in the country legally. Tuesday, 9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins introduced the “Tax Credit Accountability Act.” Collins said his bill would prevent anyone lacking lawful immigration status from being eligible to receive the Earned Income Tax Credit. […]

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