Crews on Scene of Trailer Fire Near Lake Hartwell in Stephens Co.

A trailer fire brings out crews from multiple Stephens County volunteer fire departments. Big Smith, Martin, Eastanollee, and Carnes Creek Volunteer Fire Departments were all reportedly called out to a fully involved trailer fire near the intersection of North Holcomb Drive and Bonneville Drive Monday morning. That is in far southeastern Stephens County, in the area of Lake Hartwell. The […]

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Toccoa Commission To Meet Today

The Toccoa City Commission could award a bid for a street re-surfacing project in the city at its meeting later today. Toccoa City Commissioners are scheduled to consider a bid awarding for the re-surfacing of about 25 city streets at their meeting today, which starts at 4 p.m. at Toccoa City Hall. The 4 p.m. start time for the city […]

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Local Children Raise Money for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital at Trike-a-Thon

Some local children spend their Friday raising money for a good cause while riding their trikes and bikes. Precious Minutes Learning Center held its annual Trike-a-Thon on Friday to benefit St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. According to Precious Minutes Assistant Director Jamie Stewart, they have been in business 23 years and have been doing the Trike-a-Thon for many of those years. […]

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Ginn Named New Franklin Co. IBA Director

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County’s Industrial Building Authority has a new director. At a special called meeting Wednesday, that board voted to hire Frank Ginn to take over for Lyn Brumby Allen who is retiring. Ginn served as the first county manager for Franklin County and said he plans to continue using the same strategies he used […]

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DOT Announces Weekly Routine Maintenance

The Georgia Department of Transportation said it will conduct some routine maintenance work this week in Stephens and surrounding counties. According to the DOT, a crew will seal cracks in the driving surface of State Route 184 this week if weather permits. The DOT said a lane and the shoulder will be closed as this work occurs. Moving to Franklin […]

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Ga. DOL Helping Trachte With Hires

A Stephens County manufacturing facility will work with the Georgia Department of Labor to help fill some open positions. The state’s Labor Department said it will help Trachte Southeast fill 10 jobs at its manufacturing facility in Eastanollee. Trachte Southeast produces prefabricated metal shelters and is recruiting experienced builders-assemblers, welders and electricians. The state Labor Department said a pre-screening of […]

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Toccoa Jr. League Softball Drops Opener

The Toccoa Junior League softball All-Stars will try to bounce back with a win today in their second game of pool play in the Southeast Regional Tournament in Fort Myers, Florida. Toccoa lost its opener to Florida 3-1 Saturday in Fort Myers. Gracie Jordan scored the lone Toccoa run. Avian Craft, Bella Fernandez and Hannah Hieb each had hits for […]

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More Beams Going Up on New Hwy 17 Bridge in Martin Today

The Georgia Department of Transportation says work will continue today, weather permitting, to set bridge beams at the new State Route 17 bridge near the Stephens-Franklin County line. DOT Spokesperson Teri Pope said crews put the second set of five bridge beams in place Thursday after setting the first five beams on Wednesday. If the weather cooperates, crews will set five […]

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