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Stephens Co. Joins Prescription Card Program

October 9, 2013

StephensCounty is participating in a new prescription card program that is open to county residents. The county has joined the “Coast2Coast” prescription card program. According to the program, the Coast2Coast card will allow all county residents, regardless of income, age, or health status to participate and potentially save on some medication costs. Officials said...

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SCSO Still Seeking Person Who Ran; 1 in Custody

October 9, 2013

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office continues to search for someone who fled from authorities Tuesday. According to Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley, a white male fled from deputies in the area of Red Rock Road and Abby Lane Tuesday morning. Shirley describes the individual as a white male, last seen wearing a white T-shirt...

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Police Blotter

October 9, 2013

Toccoa Police responded to Skyview Lane last Friday in reference to a reported theft. According to the report on file with police, the man told police that his lawn mower trailer was stolen sometime Thursday night into Friday morning. The man told police the trailer was green in color and was made to pull behind...

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Three Injured in Weekend Accident

October 8, 2013

Three people are recovering from injuries after a weekend accident in Stephens County. The accident occurred Saturday just before 12 p.m. on U.S. Highway 123 near Red Rock Road. According to the Georgia State Patrol, the accident involved a 1997 Ford Ranger and a 2002 Mazda Protege. The GSP stated that the Ranger, driven...

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Four Arrested After Search Warrant Served

October 8, 2013

Four people face charges after authorities serve a search warrant on a White Valley Road residence. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that deputies with his office were following up on another investigation Thursday when they arrived at the White Valley Road home. Shirley said that while there, deputies located a motorcycle that had...

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Morse Settling Back In To Toccoa Manager’s Chair

October 8, 2013

Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse is settling in after his first week back on the job. Morse started work last Tuesday, returning to the position he held from 2002 to 2009. He said he is glad to be back with the city of Toccoa. “I am excited to be here,” said Morse.  “It is...

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Stephens Co. Commission Meets Today

October 8, 2013

Stephens County Commissioners will gather for a meeting this morning. The county commission will hold its first regularly scheduled business meeting and work session for October at 8:30 a.m. today. Today’s county commission meeting takes place in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. County commissioners will begin with...

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Franklin Co. Commissioner Wants Rest Area Cleaned Up

October 8, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A Franklin County Commissioner says he would like to see something done to make an abandoned rest stop on Interstate 85 more attractive. Back in 2009, the Georgia Department of Transportation closed the rest stop on I-85 northbound near Exit 160. At that time, Georgia DOT Spokesperson Teri...

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Stephens, Franklin Head Starts Reopening Tuesday

October 7, 2013

Head Starts in Stephens and Franklin counties are re-opening Tuesday (October 8) after being closed Monday (October 7) in a ripple effect of the government shutdown. Both Stephens County Head Start Director Sherry Jarrard and Franklin County Head Start Director Brooks Hogan said their facilities are operating as normal on Tuesday (October 8). They...

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Voter Registration Deadline Today

October 7, 2013

Those who are not yet registered to vote are running out of time to do so in order to vote in this November’s election. Stephens County Registrar Theresa Kelley said that the voter registration deadline for November is today. “They need to know whether they are registered or not,” said Kelley.  “They can call...

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