TFC Hoops Update

The Toccoa Falls College women’s basketball team will be in action this weekend against a NCAA Division I school. TFC will travel to Georgia Southern on Saturday. Monday, the Screaming Eagle women hosted Wesleyan College and won 64-50. TFC took the lead about halfway through the opening half and did not let it go for the rest of the game. […]

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OSHA Cites Tenneco

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Tenneco faces the possibility of more fines from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration. OSHA initiated the latest inspection against Tenneco after receiving a complaint alleging improper material handling and machine guarding hazards. Proposed penalties total $342,250. Also, Illinois-based Tenneco has now been placed in OSHA’s Severe Violator Enforcement Program […]

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Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend Underway

No traffic fatalities have been reported to this point in Georgia over the Thanksgiving holiday travel period. The official Georgia Department of Public Safety travel period for Thanksgiving began at 6 p.m. last night. It lasts for 102 hours, concluding at midnight on Sunday Last year during a 102-hour Thanksgiving holiday, the Georgia State Patrol investigated 619 traffic crashes across […]

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Ga. Gains Jobs in October

Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said that Georgia moved up to fifth in the nation and second in the Southeast in over-the-year job creation in October, compared to sixth and third respectively in September. That is according to state rankings released recently by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. According to the state office, those figures show […]

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“Mooseltoe” Coming to Toccoa

The Schaefer Center in downtown Toccoa will host a special holiday play coming up next week. Main Street Toccoa and the Currahee Arts Council’s Performing Arts Series are hosting the show “Mooseltoe: A New Moosical” to the Schaefer Center on Tuesday, December 2. Main Street Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said they are looking forward to a great show. “It is […]

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Franklin Co. BOE Selects IE Squared Plan

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia When students start class in the fall of 2015 in Franklin County, there will be a new flexibility program in place. At their meeting earlier this month, the Franklin County School Board voted to go with the IE2 school plan. About two years ago, the State Board of Education ordered all school systems in […]

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Mountain Ed Center Thanks Community Supporters

Mountain Education Charter High School takes time to thank the community. The charter high school in Toccoa held a community support reception at the school last week. Cindy Matthews is a graduation coach and teacher at the school. She said they just wanted to show those who have supported the school over the past year their appreciation. “Without business support, […]

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SCHS Cat Case Makes Way to County Commission Meeting

The teacher at the center of the Stephens County High School cat castration controversy receives a show of support from a number of residents at Tuesday’s Stephens County Commission meeting. The residents spoke to county commissioners during the public comment portion of the meeting about the case involving Stephens County High School teacher Daniel Hebert. Hebert castrated two cats in […]

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Arrest Made in String of Burglaries

A Toccoa man faces a host of charges in connection to multiple alleged burglaries around Stephens County. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said his office arrested 28-year-old Joshua Cole Harrison of Sunset Road in Toccoa last week. Shirley said Harrison is responsible for at least 13 residential burglaries in Stephens County. “He would remove the power meter from the home […]

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DOT, Law Enforcement Ready for Holiday Weekend

Local and state officials are getting ready for a busy Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Lots of drivers are expected to hit the road and Georgia Department of Transportation Spokesperson Teri Pope said that the DOT is doing what it can to make travel as smooth as possible. “Beginning (this) morning and lasting all the way through 10 p.m. Sunday, there will […]

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