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Sheriff Urges Safety for Halloween

October 31, 2012

Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley is urging people heading out for trick-or-treating to remember to stay safe. The sheriff said there are a number of useful safety tips to keep in mind during Halloween. “We would just caution kids, teens, and parents to make sure they look both ways when crossing the street, walk...

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Toccoa Costume Parade Today

October 31, 2012

Halloween comes to downtown Toccoa later this morning. The Toccoa Main Street program will host its annual downtown costume parade later this morning. Main Street Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said they are excited for a good event. “The costume parade this year will be our 22nd annual costume parade and we are real excited,”...

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Murder Trial Underway in Franklin Co.

October 31, 2012

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A murder trial is underway this week in Franklin County. Testimony got underway Tuesday morning in the trial of Caleb Brandon Fielding at the Franklin County Courthouse in Carnesville. The 30-year old Iva, South Carolina resident is accused in the beating death of 87-year old Jack Vaughn of...

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Stephens Co. Hospital Announces Christmas Card Contest Winner

October 31, 2012
Stephens Co. Hospital Announces Christmas Card Contest Winner

Stephens County Hospital is announcing the winner of its first ever Christmas Card Contest. Tuesday, hospital officials were at Toccoa Elementary School to make the presentation to the winner of this year’s contest. Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell said the contest was something that the hospital wanted to try this year for designing its Christmas...

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Local Clean-up Team Headed to NJ

October 31, 2012

A team from the local Tugalo Baptist Association is headed to the northeast to help in the clean-up efforts in the aftermath of Sandy. Officials with the Tugalo Baptist Assocation say that a clean-up and recovery team has been assigned to head to southern New Jersey to assist in storm clean-up. The Georgia Baptist...

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Police Blotter

October 31, 2012

A Mize Road man is reporting to the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office that his home was broken into. According to a report on file with the Sheriff’s Office, the break-in occurred sometime between October 16 and October 26. The man tells authorities that more than $4,500 worth of clothing, firearms, jewelry, electronics, household goods,...

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Toccoa Continues To Look at Converting Vehicles to Natural Gas

October 30, 2012

The city of Toccoa continues to look at the idea of converting at least some of its vehicles to running off of compressed natural gas. During a Monday work session, the city commission heard a presentation on the topic from CNG Technology Systems of Atlanta. Toccoa City Manager Mike Jackson has proposed spending $54,800...

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Kiwanis Club Celebrates 90th Anniversary

October 30, 2012

The Toccoa Kiwanis Club celebrates 90 years. The club held a 90th anniversary celebration Monday in the Mitchell Allen Meeting Room at the historic train depot in downtown Toccoa. Kiwanis is an International Service Organization serving the children of the world. The local chapter in Toccoa was established in 1922. Dave Tate is currently...

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Cross Country Region Meet Wednesday

October 30, 2012

The Stephens County High School cross country team is preparing for its region meet tomorrow. Cross country coaches Laura Brown and Bill Mallelieu appeared on last Thursday’s “Crunchtime” to talk about how the season has gone. Brown said that the teams have done well and continued to improve throughout the year. “We have run...

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No Bond for Two Home Invasion Suspects in Franklin Co.

October 30, 2012

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Two of the four suspects allegedly involved in a home invasion and shooting early last week in Franklin County remain in custody with no bond. Last week, Franklin County Magistrate Judge David Buffington denied bond for 18-year old Keibron Brock of Lavonia and 17-year old Emmanuel David Thorton...

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