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Royston City Hall Moving Today

October 2, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Royston City Hall will be closed today. City Manager Greg Scott said that today is moving day and RoystonCity Hall is moving to its new location at 684 Franklin Springs St., which was the old library. “We’re actually going to be co-located with the library until they finish...

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Rufaro Smith Trial Expected to go to Jury Today

October 2, 2013

The jury is expected to get the case today in the trial of a Toccoa man in connection to an alleged 2012 armed robbery. The trial of Rufaro Christopher Smith of Toccoa began Tuesday morning in Stephens County Superior Court with Judge Chan Caudell presiding. Smith faces charges of armed robbery, aggravated assault, and...

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Local Effects of Government Shutdown

October 1, 2013

The Toccoa Social Security office remains open as the federal government shuts down. The office on Big A Road is open for business from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, as well as 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesdays. However, The Social Security Administration says the shutdown is causing...

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School System Unveils Charter System Plan

October 1, 2013

The Stephens County School System unveils its current charter system application. The school system held two public meetings Monday to talk about the plan. A handful of people showed up to hear about the school system’s charter system plan. In a charter school system, a local Board of Education spells out what it wants...

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Armed Robbery Trial Starts Today

October 1, 2013

Opening statements are set to begin this morning in the trial of a Toccoa man for an armed robbery last year. The jury was selected Monday for the trial of Rufaro Christopher Smith of Toccoa. Smith was indicted in April on charges of armed robbery, aggravated assault, and possession of a knife during a...

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Morse Starts Today

October 1, 2013

Billy Morse is set to officially start back on the job as Toccoa City Manager today. The city announced last week that Morse would begin his duties today. Morse accepted the city of Toccoa’s offer to return as city manager last week, leaving his former post as Franklin County Manager. Meanwhile, the Franklin County...

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SCHS Makes Homecoming Schedule Announcement

October 1, 2013

Stephens County High School has a clarification to make regarding the upcoming schedule of activities for home football games. The High School said that a typographic error was made on some schedules, incorrectly listing the October 11 home game against Monroe Area as homecoming. According to the high school, homecoming will take place on...

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Stephens Co. Hospital Names Employee of Year

October 1, 2013

Stephens County Hospital announces its Employee of the Year. The hospital named Brooke Smith, LPN, 2013 Employee of the Year at the hospital’s annual Service Awards Banquet, which was held recently. Smith currently works as a nurse at the Clary Care and Wilkinson Centers. She joined Stephens County Hospital in 2000 when she began...

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Franklin Co. BOC Turns Down BRWA Resolution

October 1, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County’s Board of Commissioners is saying no to approving a resolution that would support the Broad River Watershed Association and its plan to put in a water trail. The Broad River Water Trail currently runs from the Hudson River and Middle Fork Broad River in the Northern...

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Stephens Co. School System Holding Charter System Meetings Today

September 30, 2013

Public meetings today will give people a chance to learn more about the Stephens County School System’s proposed charter school system application. Those public meetings will be at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. today. Both of the meetings will be at the Stephens County School System Administrative Offices on Mize Road. According to Stephens...

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