Flash Flood Watch Over in NE Ga.

The National Weather Service office has allowed a flash flood watch to expire for Stephens County and northeast Georgia. More showers and storms moved through the region Thursday. This time, however, only .33 inches of rain fell in downtown Toccoa. That is compared to 1.56 inches Wednesday into Thursday. There is still a chance of rain through the day today.

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Emmanuel College Swimmer In Rio for Olympics

A collegiate swimmer from northeast Georgia will go for the gold in Brazil this month. Emmanuel College men’s swimming freshmen Alex Sobers from Bridgetown, Barbados will represent his home country of Barbados in the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics. The incoming freshmen will compete in the men’s 400 meter freestyle during the Rio games, which start tonight with the Opening Ceremonies […]

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Franklin Co. Commission Considers Re-zoning Requests

By Buddy Hardigree, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Franklin County Commission had to decide on two re-zoning requests at its meeting on Monday night. A public hearing was held for both requests just before the commission meeting, in which persons spoke both for and against both requests. When the meeting began, Franklin County Engineer John Phillips presented the first request to […]

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School Starts Today in Stephens Co. for Students

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A new school year starts up today for students in Stephens County. Today is the first day of classes for students in grades Kindergarten through 12th grade in the Stephens County school system. Pre-K students started Wednesday. Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey said that they are excited to get a new year started. “Our staff has worked incredibly hard, […]

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Flash Flood Watch Issued for Stephens Co.

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The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Stephens County. It is scheduled to be in effect through Friday morning for Stephens, Franklin, Habersham, Hart, Rabun, and Elbert counties. Wednesday night, storms moving through Stephens County dumped 1.56 inches of rain on downtown Toccoa. Other areas, however, may have received more than that. The storms also caused […]

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One Arrested in Pawn Shop Burglary

One person faces charges after a burglary last month at an area pawn shop. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that on July 21, deputies from his office were called to a pawn shop in Eastanollee in reference to a reported burglary. “Deputies were called by the owner of the pawn shop very early in the morning hours when he […]

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NGTC Holds Emergency Drill at Currahee Campus

By Buddy Hardigree, WLHR Radio, Lavonia North Georgia Technical College’s Currahee Campus holds an emergency drill for training purposes. The school held the drill on Tuesday. Several law enforcement and emergency response agencies were involved in the drill. The scenario was a single active shooter entering the school, with police and emergency personnel responding as if it were the real […]

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Vietnam Commemoration Tonight in Toccoa

An event tonight in Stephens County will honor veterans and commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. The event is taking place at 6 p.m. tonight at the VFW Post 4346 on West Savannah Street in Toccoa. Organizers say there will be Vietnam veteran guest speakers, representatives from the Georgia Department of Veterans Affairs and more. Vietnam Veterans will […]

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Colbert Murder Suspect Pleads Not Guilty

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The man charged in the death of Tomas Colbert earlier this year pleads not guilty. Court officials indicated this week that Marqueela Lawain Hill waived formal arraignment and entered the not guilty plea in recent days in Stephens County Superior Court. The next possible court date for Hill would be August 25 regarding criminal motions. Hill’s case will be heard […]

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