Franklin Co. Makes Ty Cobb Bond Payment

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Now that Franklin County has come through with the $315,000 bond payment to keep Ty Cobb Regional Medical Center afloat, the attention now turns to where the next payments will come from if the hospital isn’t sold soon. At a recent work session, the Franklin County Board of Commissioners voted to wire the bond […]

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City of Toccoa To Run Golf Course

Toccoa will operate the city-owned golf course as a city department and not lease out operations once it gets the course back up and running. Monday, city commissioners voted unanimously to continue down that path. The nine-hole, city-owned Pines Golf Course has been closed since late August when the previous operator told the city he could no longer operate it. […]

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Sewer Grant Being Pursued

Local officials continue to seek funding opportunities for water and sewer improvements along the Toccoa By-pass. Monday, Toccoa City Commissioners unanimously approved a grant application to the OneGeorgia Authority to try to obtain $200,000 in funding to go towards expanding the city’s sewer system from the intersection of the By-pass and Big A Road to the By-pass and Highway 106 […]

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Toccoa Christmas Parade Winners Announced

The winners are in for this year’s Toccoa Christmas Parade. The Toccoa Woman’s Club announced the winners Monday from the parade, which took place Saturday afternoon in downtown Toccoa. The best overall entry went to Caterpillar. Meanwhile, the best school entry was the JROTC; the best church or civic group was Providence Methodist Church; and best other entry was the […]

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SCHS, SCMS Wrestling Update

Wrestling season is underway at Stephens County High School. The Indians took home third place out of about 20 teams in the King of the Mountain tournament in Hiawassee this past Friday and Saturday. Devin Burns won the 182-pound weight class and Gary Walker won the 285-pound weight class, all by pins, to lead the Indians during the weekend tourney. […]

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SCMS Basketball Splits With Elbert Co.

The Stephens County Middle School basketball teams split a series of games with Elbert County on Saturday. The 7th grade girls won 23-19. Brooklyn Deshazer had 12 points and Trinity Howard had four points for the Lady Rebels. Meanwhile, the 8th grade girls lost 39-18. Kaylee Sellers had eight points for Stephens County. Moving to boys’ action, the 7th grade […]

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New Franklin Co. Manager Starting Jan. 1

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Come the first of the year, Franklin County will have a new county manager. At its regular meeting last week, the Franklin County Board of Commissioners voted to hire Elizabeth Thomas as the new manager, effective January 1st. In a called meeting last month, the Board voted unanimously to name Thomas as the sole candidate […]

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Stephens Co. Commission To Meet Today

Stephens County Commissioners will hold their only regularly scheduled meeting for December later today. The county commission will meet at 8:30 a.m. in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. County commissioners will start with a public hearing to deal with a number of planning and zoning requests forwarded after consideration from the Planning Board. […]

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Sheriff Offers Holiday Shopping Safety Tips

With the holiday shopping season in full swing, the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office is offering some tips to try to ensure this season is a safe one. First, Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said people to need to drive safely when heading to stores and malls this Christmas season. He reminded drivers to buckle up when driving, carry a cell […]

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Toccoa City Commission To Meet Today

Toccoa City Commissioners are expected to make a decision on the future operation of the city-owned Pines Golf Course at their meeting later today. The city commission meets at 5 p.m. today at Toccoa City Hall. Over recent weeks, city commissioners have heard three different proposals for re-opening and operating the city-owned nine hole golf course off of Black Mountain […]

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