Fire Call Reported Friday; Accident on Sunday

Multiple fire departments responded Friday to a structure fire just outside the city of Toccoa. Fire crews were called to an address on Matheson Drive in the 3 p.m. hour for a structure fire. Matheson Drive is located just off Fowlertown Road, which is off of Mize Road, south of Toccoa. Reports from the scene indicated that crews had the […]

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Franklin Co. BOE Looking to Lower Millage Rate

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Franklin County Board of Education is planning to lower its millage rate. At a called meeting earlier this month, the Franklin County Board of Education got a preliminary look at its Fiscal Year 2017 budget. The estimated revenue projection for Fiscal Year 2017 is just over $32.5 million with expected expenditures at just […]

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Georgia DNR Offers License Auto-Renew Program

Georgia residents can now set their hunting and fishing licenses to automatically renew. That is according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, which said it has a new license auto-renew system. According to the DNR, it works by people going to GoOutdoorsGeorgia.com and logging into their account. Then, the DNR said people need to activate the switch next to […]

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Stephens Co. Commissioners Up Pay Raise Proposal for Some Employees

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Some Stephens County employees are set to receive an even larger pay increase after county commissioners made some changes to the proposed Fiscal Year 2017 budget. Commissioners met Thursday at the Toccoa-Stephens County Airport to again discuss the proposed budget. Under the changes made Thursday to the proposed budget, Stephens County employees who make $15 or less an hour are […]

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Stephens Co. Man to be Honored in Washington This Weekend

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A Stephens County man is among hundreds that will be recognized posthumously this weekend in Washington, D.C. Donald Norris of Toccoa is among a large group of veterans that will be recognized Saturday at a ceremony for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund’s “In Memory” program. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund Director of Communications Heidi Zimmerman said Saturday’s event will honor a […]

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Man Wanted in Hart Co. Captured in Franklin Co.

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A suspect on the run from Hart County authorities is captured in Franklin County. Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas says Zach Carey was captured early Wednesday morning after being on the run for over a week. Carey was wanted on an outstanding family violence and kidnapping warrant out of Hart County and was considered […]

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Rookie League Softball Headed to States

The Toccoa Rookie League Softball All-Stars will go for a state title this weekend. Toccoa will travel to Warner Robins for the State Rookie League Softball Championships. Four teams are vying for the championship, two from the Northeast region and two from the South region. It is a double-elimination tournament. As the top seed from the Northeast region, Toccoa will […]

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Truett McConnell Nursing Program Receives Accreditation

Truett McConnell University’s Division of Nursing is now fully accredited. Earlier this month, the school received notice that the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education granted full accreditation for the nursing program at Truett-McConnell. According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, CCNE is a national accreditation agency that ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate, and residency programs […]

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Trio Arrested After Traffic Stop

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Three people face drug charges after a traffic stop over the weekend. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that a Sheriff’s deputy was on routine patrol Saturday night, June 11, when they performed a traffic stop on a vehicle for improper vehicle registration in the area of Georgia Highway 17 and Alfred Camp Road. Shirley said that the vehicle displayed […]

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