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Franklin Co. Prison Escapee Caught

May 22, 2013
Franklin Co. Prison Escapee Caught

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia An escaped prisoner from the Franklin County Detention Center is back behind bars. Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas said that authorities captured 20-year-old Keibron Brock Tuesday. According to Thomas, authorities suspected Brock was hiding out in his mother’s house on State Route 59 in Franklin County and obtained...

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Stephens Co. Hospital Recognizes 2013 Nurse Hero

May 22, 2013

Stephens County Hospital names its Nurse Hero for 2013. The hospital awarded the annual honor to Brenda Shook at a banquet held last week. Shook is a registered nurse in the hospital’s emergency department. Stephens County Hospital Director of Nursing Faye Taylor said that Shook’s peers selected her to win the Nurse Hero award....

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Toccoa Holding Work Session, Called Meeting Today

May 22, 2013

Toccoa City Commissioners are expected to continue discussions about a proposed multi-million dollar project to interconnect water systems in northeast Georgia at a work session later today. Madison and Elbert County officials are seeking money from the Governor’s Water Supply Program for water improvements in five northeast Georgia counties, Stephens, Franklin, Madison, Elbert, and...

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City of Toccoa To Re-imburse Local Church for Water Damage

May 22, 2013

Hill Street Baptist Church will receive money from the city of Toccoa to help replace items damaged when the church’s basement flooded a couple of years ago. Back on December 30, 2011, a motorist hit a fire hydrant at the intersection of Whitman and Hill streets, which led to numerous water line breaks, including...

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Humane Shelter Director Search Continues

May 22, 2013

The search continues for a new director for the Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter. The shelter’s board of directors held a regular meeting Tuesday. During that meeting, the board discussed the status of the director search and how to continue moving that search forward. Shelter Board of Directors Chair Harold Andrews said that advertising for...

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Health Officials Now Confirm 11 Cases in Area E. Coli Outbreak

May 21, 2013

The number of cases in a Stephens County E. coli outbreak first reported last Thursday on AM 630 WNEG has risen from 7 to 11. In an e-mail statement released Monday night, District Two Public Health Spokesman Dave Palmer said 10 Georgia residents and one South Carolina resident have been confirmed as having a...

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Toccoa Approves FY 2014 Budget

May 21, 2013

The city of Toccoa approves its Fiscal Year 2014 budget more than a month before the deadline. Monday, city commissioners unanimously approved the $32 million budget for the Fiscal Year that will start on July 1. The budget has to be approved on or before June 30 and last year, the city worked on...

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Work Continues on Stephens Co. FY 2014 Budget

May 21, 2013

Work continues on Stephens County’s proposed Fiscal Year 2014 budget. County commissioners, County Administrator Phyllis Ayers, and other staff held a budget review and retreat last week at the Kimsey Center in Eastanollee. Ayers said that the Fiscal Year 2014 budget is proving to be a difficult one that has already resulted in a...

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Four Receive Money from Steve Stovall Music Scholarship Foundation

May 21, 2013

Four Stephens County High School band members will head to the University of Georgia this summer through an annual scholarship. The Steve Stovall Music Scholarship Foundation awarded Caitlyn Holmer and Haven Beavers scholarships to attend the UGA Music Workshop this summer at Thursday’s annual Stephens County High School Symphonic Band Concert, held at the...

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Planning Underway for Stephens Co. Memorial Day Observance

May 21, 2013

Planning continues for this year’s Memorial Day observance in Stephens County. This year’s Memorial Day observance will take place Monday at 11 a.m. on the lawn of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. American Legion Post 104, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4346, Marine Corps Detachment 1303, and AMVETS Post 600 will...

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