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Lady Indian Basketball Into Region Semis, State Tourney

February 12, 2013

The Stephens County Lady Indians are into the state AAAA girls’ basketball playoffs. Stephens County defeated Lumpkin County Monday 38-32 in the quarterfinals of the Region 8-AAAA girls’ basketball tournament at Johnson High School. With the win, the Lady Indians moved into the region semi-finals and clinched the state tourney berth. After jumping out...

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Remains Officially Identified As Those of Missing Franklin Co. Woman

February 12, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Remains found in an abandoned well off Casey Road in Canon have been positively identified as that of a missing Canon woman. Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas said that the GBI Crime Lab in Decatur called his office Monday afternoon to say they had made a positive identification....

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Stephens Co. Commission Meets Today

February 12, 2013

Stephens County Commissioners will meet this morning for a regularly scheduled meeting. The county commission will hold its first monthly meeting for February today at 8:30 a.m. in the second-floor courtroom of the historic courthouse in downtown Toccoa. Last month, county commissioners voted to change their meeting times for 2013. Starting this month, Stephens...

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Lavonia Police Dept. Receives Grant

February 12, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Lavonia Police Department is receiving a $10,000 grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. Lavonia Police Chief Bruce Carlisle said he was informed of the award last week. “We received that grant because of all of our participation in the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety initiatives,”...

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Ga. DOT Announces Road Work for This Week

February 12, 2013

The Georgia Department of Transportation has announced roadwork this week on a state route in Stephens County. According to the state’s DOT, a crew is scheduled to repair and restore ditches this week on State Route 145. Work is also planned in Habersham County. DOT officials said a crew there will clean and restore...

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Police Blotter

February 12, 2013

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a number of recently reported burglaries. According to a report on file, a deputy responded to a private drive near Whispering Pines Road on January 31 in reference to a burglary report. The victim said in the report that someone broke into the home and stole numerous...

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Stephens Co. School System Finance Director Resigns

February 11, 2013

The Stephens County School System is searching for a new finance director. According to Stephens County School Superintendent Sherrie Whiten, the Board of Education has accepted the resignation of Finance Director Annah Dodge, effective immediately. Whiten said the Board of Education unanimously accepted the resignation at a called meeting that was held Thursday morning....

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Missing Franklin Co. Woman Found Dead, Boyfriend Charged

February 11, 2013
Missing Franklin Co. Woman Found Dead, Boyfriend Charged

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The body of missing Franklin County woman Bonny Anne Cooner has been found and her boyfriend, Brent Shubert is behind bars, charged with her murder. Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas said the 33-year-old Cooner’s body had been found in a well Saturday evening off of Casey Road in...

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Toccoa City Commission To Meet Today

February 11, 2013

Toccoa City Commissioners are expected to take up consideration of re-financing of the city’s loans with the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority at their meeting today. The city commission will meet today for a regularly scheduled meeting at 5 p.m. at Toccoa City Hall. Last Monday, city commissioners heard from Brian Ubell of Robert W....

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Main Street Toccoa Unveils New Historic Plaque

February 11, 2013
Main Street Toccoa Unveils New Historic Plaque

The Toccoa Main Street program continues its historic plaque dedication program downtown. Thursday, Main Street officials and others gathered at the law offices of Dan Pressley on Doyle Street in downtown Toccoa to dedicate the latest plaque. The office is also known as the Harper Home and Toccoa Main Street Director Connie Tabor said...

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