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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USFS Conducted Controlled Burns Tuesday in Area

The U.S. Forest Service said that it conducted two controlled burns Tuesday in the Stephens County area. Those burns were three miles north and seven miles northeast of Toccoa Tuesday and totaled about 165 acres. According to the Forest Service, the burns may have caused smoke to be visible Tuesday in the U.S. Highway 123 area in Toccoa and Stephens […]

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Hartwell Bank Bought By South State

A bank with Toccoa ties is purchasing 13 locations from another bank. The website GSA Business said recently that South State Corp. announced that it plans to purchase 12 South Carolina branch locations and one Georgia branch location from Bank of America. GSA Business reported that the Georgia purchase is in Hartwell. South State said in the report that the […]

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