GSA Honoring SCSO Deputies

The Georgia Sheriffs’ Association is honoring two deputies from the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office today. Deputies Bruce Cleveland and Connie Morris have been chosen as recipients of the Medal of Valor from the Georgia Sheriffs’ Association. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that the two are being recognized for their efforts at the scene of a multiple-vehicle accident on May […]

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Country Hearth Inn Celebrates Grand Re-Opening

Local officials gather to celebrate a new beginning for an area hotel. The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday for the Country Hearth Inn, which is located just off of Broad Street in downtown Toccoa. New owners Amarin Capital re-opened the hotel a few weeks ago after completely renovating the hotel. Toccoa Mayor Terry […]

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Rave Party in Franklin Co. Leads To Arrests

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Dozens of underage teens from four counties are facing charges after Franklin County Sheriff’s deputies busted a Rave party over the weekend. For the uninitiated, a rave is an all night party, usually involving dancing with live music and they usually take place in venues like an abandoned warehouse, barn or in this case […]

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NGCU Breaks Ground on New Lavonia Branch Building

Construction is underway on a new building for the Lavonia branch of North Georgia Credit Union. The groundbreaking took place earlier this month with North Georgia Credit Union’s board of directors and management. N-G-C-U officials said that the new free-standing branch will be located across the street from the existing location in Suite 1 of the Lavonia South Business Center, […]

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City of Toccoa Approves Proposed Intergovernmental Agreement With County

A proposed agreement between the city of Toccoa and Stephens County will clarify responsibilities each is taking on in a number of areas. Monday, the Toccoa City Commission voted unanimously to authorize the Mayor to sign an intergovernmental agreement with Stephens County. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said the need for clarification in some areas first came from growth in […]

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City Grants Street Abandonment Request

Toccoa City Commissioners grant an abandonment request. Monday, the city commission approved a request to abandon part of East Savannah Street at the request of Mr. and Mrs. Jon Zeches and the First Baptist Church of Toccoa. City Planning Director Connie Tabor said that the Planning Commission recommended approving the request, which would only affect a small portion of East […]

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Stephens Co. Commission Meeting Today

Stephens County Commissioners will consider a possible street abandonment at their meeting later today. The county commission is set to meet at 5:30 p.m. today in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. On the agenda for today’s meeting is consideration of a motion to abandon part of Crump Street and remove it from the […]

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Banks Co. Home Invasion Suspect Caught

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A suspect wanted in connection with a home invasion earlier this month in Banks County has been captured in the state of Louisiana. According to Banks County Sheriff’s Office Spokesperson Sergeant Carissa McFaddin, Jackson Lewis Sanders was arrested in Baton Rouge over the weekend. “Sanders is currently facing charges with their jurisdiction,” said McFaddin. […]

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