City Commission Approves Insurance Plan, Manhole Replacement

Toccoa City Commissioners approve the health insurance policy for city employees next year. Commissioners unanimously approved that at their meeting Monday. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said that the current provider will charge the city an eight percent increase in the rate starting on January 1. With the rate increase and what commissioners approved on Monday, city employees with an […]

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Former Rabun Shelter Director Loses Sentence Appeal

By Charles Robertson, WRBN Radio, Clayton The former director of the Boggs Mountain Animal Shelter in Rabun County is denied a motion for a reduced sentence. Lowanda “Peanut” Kilby was in a Rabun County Courtroom Tuesday before Mountain Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge Russell Smith. Her attorney, Tim Healy, argued for a reduction in her sentence from the original 15 […]

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City Pursues State Funds For Road-Related Work

Toccoa is pursuing state funding for further road improvements in the city. At their work session and meeting Monday, city commissioners looked at two state funding options for road-related projects in the city. First, commissioners considered the 2015 LMIG Project List. LMIG stands for Local Maintenance and Improvement Grant and is state money that the city receives each year to […]

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Planning Underway for Veterans Day Ceremony

Stephens County will mark Veterans Day next month and organizers are looking for community participation again this year. The American Legion Post 104, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4346, and Marine Corps League Currahee Mountain Detachment 1303 are inviting all civic and patriotic organizations to participate in the county’s 2014 Veterans Day’ Ceremony. That ceremony will be held on November […]

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Stephens Co. Commission Meeting Today

The Stephens County Commission is scheduled to consider a motion to re-instate funding for a state inmate work crew for litter pick-up at its meeting this morning. Stephens County Commissioners are scheduled to meet at 8:30 a.m. today in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. Commissioners had cut funding for the litter pick-up crew […]

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Circle of Hope Director Wins Award

The Executive Director of an area domestic violence agency receives recognition from a state agency. Last month, the Georgia Commission on Family Violence awarded Suzanne Dow with its highest honor, the Gender Justice Award, during its annual conference. Dow is the Executive Director of Circle of Hope, a state certified family violence agency that serves Stephens, Habersham, and White counties. […]

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Two Arrested In Reported Franklin Co. Armed Robbery

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County Sheriff’s Office investigators were in South Carolina Saturday night gathering information on two men who allegedly robbed a restaurant at gunpoint Saturday afternoon. It happened about 2 p.m. Saturday at the Subway off Exit 160 in Carnesville. According to Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas, one of the men entered the restaurant with […]

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