No One Hurt in Weekend Fire in Toccoa

Toccoa Fire Chief Tommy Ayers said nobody was hurt in a weekend structure fire. He said that crews from the Toccoa Fire Department responded to a house on the 500 block of South Broad Street at about 12:05 a.m. Sunday in reference to a structure fire. Ayers said that the home that caught fire was vacant, but suffered heavy fire […]

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Stephens Co. Board of Education Meets Today

The Stephens County Board of Education is scheduled to meet later today. This is the Board of Education’s regularly scheduled monthly meeting for October. Today’s scheduled Board of Education meeting is set to begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Tugaloo Building of the Stephens County School System Administrative Offices on Mize Road. The Stephens County Board of Education meeting is […]

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Sinkhole Repairs On SR 51 Almost Complete

Work to repair a Hart County highway is on pace to wrap up this week. The Georgia Department of Transportation said that it expects to finish repairs on the State Route 51 sinkhole this Friday, if the weather continues to cooperate. Repairs were delayed in recent weeks because of rain. However, Georgia DOT District Engineer Brent Cook said that work […]

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TFC Sports Update

The Toccoa Falls College women’s soccer team will host a regional rival tonight in a big game. Last week, the Screaming Eagle women traveled to Berea College in Kentucky and earned a 5-1 win over the NCAA Division III school. Lizz Rice scored twice for TFC, while Naomi Horton, JJ Lee, and Sydney Van Horn all scored one goal each […]

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Stephens, Franklin Counties March for Babies

Local residents gather to again march for babies. The annual Stephens-Franklin County March for Babies to benefit the March of Dimes took place Saturday at Tugaloo State Park in Franklin County. Volunteers and participants from both counties gathered to walk to raise awareness for the March of Dimes and celebrate the completion of another fundraising campaign. They did so under […]

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Workforce Development Career Coach in Toccoa Today

A mobile unit designed to help people with their job searches will be in Stephens County today. The Georgia Mountains Regional Commission Workforce Development Career Coach will visit the Toccoa-Stephens County Library today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The library is located on West Savannah Street in Toccoa. Workforce Development Trainer Micah Thomas said that the mobile unit is […]

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DOT Announces Weekly Routine Maintenance

The Georgia Department of Transportation will conduct routine maintenance in a number of area counties this coming week. No work is planned for Stephens County. However, on Interstate 85 in Banks County, a crew will remove and re-pour damaged concrete slabs in the outside or right lane of I-85 north beginning north of Exit 149 starting on Monday. The DOT […]

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Former Lavonia Police Chief Jimmy Bennett Remembered

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Local law enforcement officials are remembering former Lavonia Police Chief Jimmy Bennett. Bennett passed away October 11 after a long illness and one former co-worker says he will be missed. Lavonia Mayor Ralph Owens served with Bennett when he was in the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department and as a Lavonia Police officer. Owens said […]

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