SCHS Fall Football Practice Underway

High School football season is getting underway across the state of Georgia with the beginning of Fall practice. That includes Stephens County High School, where practice began in pads on Saturday following five days of practice in shorts last week. Indians’ Head Coach Frank Barden said the next two weeks of practice are important leading up to the team’s first […]

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Charges Filed Against FCSO Deputy

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Hart County Sheriff Mike Cleveland says he expects to file charges against suspended Franklin County Sheriff’s Office deputy Kevin Bowers. Bowers is currently being treated at a north Georgia medical facility after an altercation last month. The incident happened in the early morning hours one day in July when Bowers got into an argument […]

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Trachte Employees Go Through NGTC Program

Trachte Southeast in Toccoa recently offered seven employees the opportunity to take the new Certified Production Technician, or CPT, training through North Georgia Technical College. CPT is a nationally recognized Industry Certified program that prepares participants to take four Manufacturing Skills Standards Council CPT examinations. The course prepares students to take the four separate exams in General Industry Safety, Quality […]

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Burglary On City Property Investigated

Police in Toccoa are investigating a burglary last week on city property. According to Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell, it happened at the city gas shop on Locust Street sometime between 5:30 p.m. on July 22 and 8 a.m. on July 23. “Someone entered the grounds, broke into one of the buildings,” said Jarrell. “They cut some leads off some […]

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Man Charged After Leaving Child in Car

A Stephens County man is charged after authorities say he left his child in a vehicle while he went inside an area business earlier this month. According to Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell, it happened earlier this month when police were called to the Big A Road branch of Oconee Federal during the afternoon hours of July 7. “When Officer […]

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Franklin Co. BOC Approves Property Tax Hike

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County gets the community support it was looking for in its plan to raise property taxes. “The people I’ve talked with appreciate the work y’all have done” said local citizen Woody Woodward. “I’m real excited about the tax increase.” Well, you don’t hear that very often when it comes to raising taxes, but […]

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Back to School Sales Tax Holiday This Weekend

With the start of school around the corner around the area and the state, Georgia is once again holding its Tax Free Back to School Weekend today and Saturday. Under the tax-free weekend, certain clothing, computers, and school supplies will have not state sales tax applied. On clothing, items with a sales price below $100, such as dresses, hats, pants, […]

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Local Restaurant Recognized By State

A local restaurant sees one of its menu items receive state recognition. The Cornerstone Restaurant in downtown Toccoa saw its fish tacos named one of the “100 Plates that Locals Love” by the Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Tourism division. The list is featured in the state’s new culinary guide, Georgia Eats. Georgia Department of Economic Development Deputy Commissioner for […]

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