Franklin Co. Preparing For Next SPLOST

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County Commissioners are moving forward to put the next SPLOST referendum on the November ballot. Last month, Franklin County Commissioners voted to do just that. Franklin County’s current SPLOST doesn’t run out until the end of 2016, but County Commissioners are asking voters to approve the next SPLOST a year early. In June, […]

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State Announces Delay In Some TANF Cards

State officials said that delivery of debit cards for more than 4,000 recipients of child support and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families has been delayed by a contractor. The cards, called Georgia EPPICard, provide access to child support payments and funds to TANF recipients. Also, a small number of Department employees also use the cards to receive bi-weekly pay. The […]

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Indians Back to Work After Bye

Stephens County High School’s football team heads back to work this week to start the region schedule. The Indians open Region 8-AAAA football play on Friday on the road at North Hall. For the second straight year, the Indians are entering region play with a 2-1 record after wins over Franklin County and Blue Ridge High School of South Carolina, […]

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Lavonia Clinic Welcomes New Addition

The Lavonia Clinic is welcoming a new staff member. Physicians and staff of Lavonia Clinic have announced Tara F. Brown as a new certified nurse practitioner at the clinic. Brown is a Franklin County native. She earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Georgia Southern University and the primary care nurse practitioner certification from Kennesaw State University. Her professional career […]

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Fight Leads To Stabbing, Arrest

A fight between two people this week results in an arrest. Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell said officers were called to a residence on Tuesday night. “Officers were called to respond to a residence on South Pond Street,” said Jarrell. “When we arrived, our investigation revealed that a fight had taken place and one of the individuals involved had stabbed […]

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