Accident Leads To Drug Charges

A Toccoa man faces charges after a recent motor vehicle accident in Stephens County. According to Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley, the accident occurred recently on Brookhaven Circle. Shirley said a 2001 BMW driven by 40-year-old Michael James McAllister of Holly Springs Road in Toccoa apparently traveled off of the road into a ditch. The sheriff said that when deputies […]

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Five Sign at SCHS for Sports

Five Stephens County High School student athletes announce choices on where they will continue their athletic and academic careers in college. The five signed at an event Wednesday at the high school media center. First, Jered Brown signed to play soccer at Emmanuel College. He said tradition and location were two reasons he chose to play there. “It is close […]

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National Day of Prayer Today in Stephens Co.

Stephens County will mark National Day of Prayer with an event later today. The annual National Day of Prayer observance in Stephens County is set to start at 12 noon today on the lawn of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. Again this year, the Stephens County High School Fellowship of Christian Athletes is organizing the county’s Day […]

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Toccoa Water Quality Report Available

The city of Toccoa said its annual water quality report for calendar year 2014 is now available. City officials said the report contains information about the source and quality of the drinking water produced by the city of Toccoa. Paper copies of this year’s water quality report are available at Toccoa City Hall in the Customer Service Lobby or in […]

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Lavonia Receives 2014 Audit

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The city of Lavonia has received another clean opinion from its auditors. At its regular meeting on Monday evening, the Lavonia City Council and Mayor Ralph Owens heard from Chris Hollifield of the CPA firm of Rushton and Company in Gainesville. He went over the city of Lavonia’s financial picture for 2014. Hollifield began […]

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Virginia Suspects Arrested in Toccoa Await Extradition Hearings

Three individuals remain in custody in Stephens County awaiting extradition hearings in connection to a homicide investigation in Franklin County, Virginia. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that 31-year-old Daniel Percy Arnot of Stephens County faces charges of First-Degree Murder, Breaking and Entering, and Grand Larceny in Virginia in connection to the death of 66-year-old Brian Edward Foy of Moneta, […]

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Toccoa Gets Grant for Historic Resources Survey

The city of Toccoa will receive some grant funding to help with an upcoming historic preservation project. This week, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Historic Preservation Division announced that Toccoa would receive $6,000 in grant funding to help pay for a city-wide historic resources survey. Weslie Clark with Main Street Toccoa said that the grant will help pay for […]

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Controversial Franklin Co. Poultry Farm Approved

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A controversial proposed poultry operation near Ty Cobb Regional Medical Center got the go-ahead from Franklin County Commissioners Monday night, despite the objections of those living near and next to the property. David Brown owns 25 acres on SR59 near Ty Cobb Regional Medical Center. He plans to build two-story laying houses on the […]

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Animal Shelter Receives Donation From Local Business

A local business provides some funding to help the Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter. Recently, the American Woodmark Foundation provided a $500 grant to the shelter to help with its operating expenses. Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter Executive Director Jeff Roberts said that the grant will help the shelter provide food, medical care, and other needs for the animals that are at […]

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