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New Shelter Director in Place; Attends First Board Meeting

August 7, 2013

New Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter Director Jeff Roberts is hitting the ground running. Roberts started last Thursday and attended his first shelter board meeting Tuesdsay since starting on the job. The new director says he is currently getting up to speed on everything, while reviewing and evaluating operational and personnel needs and making sure...

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SCSO Arrests One on Burglary Charge

August 7, 2013

A Martin man faces charges after authorities say he broke into a StephensnCounty business last week. According to Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley, investigators with his office were watching an East Currahee Street business Friday when they say they observed someone removing parts from an air conditioning duct. Shirley says deputies arrested the man, identified...

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Cleveland Gets Preseason State Football Honor

August 7, 2013

A Stephens County High School football player receives a pre-season honor. The Georgia High School Football Daily publication has named Indians’ sophomore offensive lineman Ben Cleveland to the pre-season all-state team for Class AAAA. Cleveland is the only sophomore to make the team. He is one of two players from Region 8-AAAA to make...

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Franklin Co. Murder Trial Underway

August 7, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The murder trial of a Lavonia woman charged with stabbing an elderly man to death is underway this week in Franklin County Superior Court. Marian Owens is charged with the murder of 71-year old Tommy Cleveland Janes in December 2011. Authorities say that on December 26, 2011, Franklin...

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Martin Baptist Church Food Distribution Today

August 7, 2013

Martin Baptist Church in partnership with the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia will distribute free food to all qualifying residents of the Martin area of Stephens and Franklin counties today. The distribution lasts today from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm at the church’s gymnasium. According to organizers, the participant’s signature on the form they...

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One Charged At This Point After Shots Fired Last Week in Toccoa

August 6, 2013
One Charged At This Point After Shots Fired Last Week in Toccoa

The investigation continues after an incident last week in which shots were fired in downtown Toccoa. The incident occurred last Thursday at about 5 p.m. in the alley and parking lot area behind WNEG Radio. Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell said it appears to have stemmed from a personal dispute between 36-year-old Heath Garland...

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Stephens Co. Attorney Comments on End on Winding Bluff Case

August 6, 2013

The case over Winding Bluff Road is officially closed. In a court document last month, the road’s developers agreed to not ask the Georgia Supreme Court to reconsider its unanimous decision made last month that StephensCounty was in fact allowed to abandon the road and not maintain it, overturning a lower court ruling. In...

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One Injured in Friday Wreck

August 6, 2013

A Toccoa man is injured after an accident involving a motorcycle and another vehicle in HabershamCounty late last week. According to the Toccoa post of the Georgia State Patrol, the accident occurred at the intersection of Georgia Highway 17 and Antioch   Church Road last Friday around 12:30 p.m. Authorities said that a 1999...

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Lavonia Downtown Up for State Award

August 6, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The City of Lavonia is in line for yet another prestigious state award. Recently, the Lavonia Downtown Development Authority was notified the city has been named a finalist for a Georgia Downtown Conference Award of Excellence for the interior renovation of the Lavonia Train Depot. The purpose of the...

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Ga. DNR Gives Boaters Birthday Gift

August 6, 2013

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is offering a birthday opportunity for Georgia residents that have a boat registered with the state. Now, the DNR said that Georgia residents who have a boat registered with the state can fish on their birthday and for two days after as part of their boat registration fee....

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