GBI Offering Reward in Rabun Co. Bank Robbery

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says a reward is now being offered for information leading to the arrest of the person responsible for robbing the Rabun County Bank in Dillard earlier this year. Last week, the GBI announced a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the bank robbery. On February 8 […]

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Georgia Running “Safe To Sleep” Campaign

Each year in the U.S., more than 4,000 infants without a prior known illness or injury die suddenly from causes attributed to their sleep environment. In fact, Georgia averages about three infant deaths per week due to sleep-related causes and nearly 90 percent of those deaths happen in the first six months of a baby’s life. Georgia Department of Public […]

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NFPA Offers Grilling Safety Tips

As Memorial Day weekend arrives, home chefs everywhere are reaching for their grills, eager to usher in the long-awaited barbecue season. With that in mind, the National Fire Protection Association recommends that grillers pay particular attention to safety in the spring and summer months when home fires involving grilling incidents occur most often. Three out of five households own a […]

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Memorial Day Travel Weekend Expected to be Busy

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Memorial Day weekend is considered one of the heaviest travel times and keeping that in mind, the Georgia Department of Transportation will again seek to ease traffic congestion by suspending construction-related lane closures. DOT Spokesperson Annalysce Baker said that the DOT will suspend construction-related lane closures starting later today. “Starting at noon (today), we are suspending construction-related lane closures to […]

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Memorial Day Government Schedules Announced

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Local governments are announcing their schedules for the Memorial Day holiday. Both Toccoa City Hall and Stephens County government offices will be closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day. In the city of Toccoa, routes for garbage and recycling that are scheduled to be picked up on Monday will be picked up instead on Tuesday. The city says commercial garbage […]

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DNR Urges Safe Boating On Lake Hartwell

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia With National Safe Boating Week wrapping up, new recreational boating statistics from the U.S. Coast Guard are out. National Safe Boating Week kicked off last weekend and runs through today. According to those Coast Guard statistics, Georgia ranks sixth in the nation for boating fatalities, with 85 boating mishaps resulting in 22 deaths statewide […]

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School Board Approves Lawn Care Bid

The Stephens County Board of Education approves a lawn care bid for the Stephens County School System. At a called meeting on Wednesday morning, the Stephens County Board of Education voted 4 to 1 to approve Lesley’s Lawn of Clayton to perform the lawn care for all of the school system sites. Voting “yes” were Tony Crunkleton, Wendy Dawkins, David […]

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School System Announces Summer Schedule

The Stephens County school system is moving to a summer schedule. Again this year, the school system will have a number of four-day weeks. School offices in Stephens County will be closed on the following dates: Friday, May 27; Monday, May 30; Friday, June 10; Friday, June 17; Friday, June 24; Friday, July 1; Monday, July 4; Friday, July 15; […]

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Truett-McConnell Adds Criminal Justice Program

Truett-McConnell University is adding a new program. The school recently announced that the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges approved the addition of a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice that will be offered officially in the Fall of 2016. According to school officials, the new Criminal Justice degree will be the first degree that will be […]

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Ledford Resigns From Stephens Co. BOE

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The day after losing his re-election bid for another term on the Stephens County Board of Education, Jim Ledford has resigned from his school board seat. Ledford delivered his letter of resignation to Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey on Wednesday. His resignation is effective immediately. In the letter, Ledford said that he appreciates the opportunity that the people of […]

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