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Franklin Co. Suspect Arrested in Toccoa

October 10, 2013

Local police work with authorities in FranklinCounty to arrest a Toccoa man on charges out of Franklin County. Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell said that the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office contacted Toccoa Police on October 3 in reference to helping with the arrest of 29-year-old George Lowden of Toccoa. According to Jarrell, Franklin County...

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Toccoa Police, NCIS Team Announce Drug Arrest

October 10, 2013

A Toccoa man faces a drug charge after an alleged incident at a Big A Road store last week. According to Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell, 43-year-old William David Whiten of Toccoa was arrested on Wednesday, October 2 by Mountain Judicial Circuit NCIS Drug Team agents working in conjunction with police. Jarrell said the...

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Habersham Co. Sheriff’s Office, GBI Investigating Death

October 10, 2013

The Habersham County Sheriff’s Office says it is still waiting for the toxicology report from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation in connection to the investigation of the death of Cody Lamar Brown of Toccoa. The 28-year-old Brown was found dead Monday in front of a HabershamCounty elementary school. The Northeast Georgian newspaper reported Wednesday...

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Franklin Co. Rehires Beasley As E-911 Director

October 10, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County will soon have Jones Beasley back as its E-911 Director. Tuesday morning, Interim Franklin County Manager John Phillips offered Jones Beasley his old job back and Beasley has confirmed that he accepted it. However, Phillips said a start date has not yet been nailed down. “We...

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Harden Named Ga. ARC Program Manager

October 10, 2013

Former Stephens County State Representative Michael Harden reportedly has a new job. Harden has been named as the new Program Manager in Georgia for the Appalachian Regional Commission. He is taking over for James Thompson, who is retiring. According to its website, the Appalachian Regional Commission is a regional economic development agency that represents...

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GHA Recognizes Stephens Co. Hospital

October 10, 2013

The Georgia Hospital Association is recognizing Stephens County Hospital for improvements in patient care. Recently, the GHA named Stephens County Hospital to the GHA’s Hospital Engagement Network Safety Leaders Circle, which recognizes hospitals’ improvements in patient care, for the second quarter of 2013. According to the GHA, Stephens County Hospital is one of 31...

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Toccoa-Stephens Co. YMCA Closing At End of Month

October 9, 2013

The Toccoa-Stephens CountyYMCA will close at the end of the month. The YMCA Board of Directors announced that decision Tuesday. According to an announcement from the Y, the organization will close for good on October 31. Toccoa-Stephens County YMCA CEO Robin Dake said that the decision by the board is a financial one. “The...

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Stephens Co. LMIG Paving Work Ready to Get Started

October 9, 2013

Paving work on a number of Stephens County roads could get underway as soon as today, weather permitting. Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said that Reeves Construction is ready to start work on paving the roads approved for the county’s Local Maintenance and Improvement Grant, or LMIG program, this year. Ayers said at Tuesday’s...

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Govt. Shutdown Affects USFS

October 9, 2013

The federal government shutdown is now affecting recreation sites in the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests. According to an announcement from the U.S. Forest Service, the lapse in agency funding is causing all federally owned recreation sites in the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests to close. Among others, that includes the Frady Branch Equestrian and Bike Trail System,...

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Stephens Co. Joins Prescription Card Program

October 9, 2013

StephensCounty is participating in a new prescription card program that is open to county residents. The county has joined the “Coast2Coast” prescription card program. According to the program, the Coast2Coast card will allow all county residents, regardless of income, age, or health status to participate and potentially save on some medication costs. Officials said...

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