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Franklin Co. Voters Heading to Polls

May 20, 2014

Voters are also heading to the polls in Franklin County. Two Franklin County Commission seats, District 3 and District 4, are being contested. For District 3, incumbent county commissioner Jeff Jacques is being challenged by Perry Hart. In the District 4 County Commission race, incumbent county commissioner the Rev. Clint Harper is facing challenger...

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Currahee Beautification Project Work Continues

May 20, 2014
Currahee Beautification Project Work Continues

Progress continues on the Currahee Beautification Project in Toccoa. Vice-Mayor Terry Carter updated city commissioners on a number of different projects related to that effort at last Tuesday’s city commission meeting. Carter said that the city and private entities are working together on a number of different fronts. “Chip Wright met with the Acree...

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SCSO Gearing Up for Summer HEAT

May 19, 2014

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office is gearing up for a busy summer on the roadways. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley says his office is participating in this year’s “100 Days of Summer H.E.A.T.” campaign in conjunction with the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. “H.E.A.T.” stands for Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic and this year’s...

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Memorial Day Observance Preparations Underway in Stephens Co.

May 19, 2014

Preparations are underway for this year’s Memorial Day observance in Stephens County. Local veterans’ organizations will host this year’s Memorial Day ceremony in Stephens County a week from today, on May 26 at 11 a.m., on the lawn of the historic Stephens County Courthouse. The American Legion Post 104, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post...

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Steve Stovall Foundation Awards Scholarships

May 19, 2014

A number of Stephens County High School band students will head to camp this summer after receiving a scholarship. The Steve Stovall Music Scholarship Foundation presented scholarships to a number of students at the Stephens County High School Band’s annual Spring Concert last Thursday in the Tugaloo Center for the Performing Arts. Steve Stovall...

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Stephens Co. Holds Relay for Life

May 19, 2014
Stephens Co. Holds Relay for Life

Stephens County gathers to fight cancer in downtown Toccoa. The annual Relay for Life took place Friday night in downtown Toccoa. Teams representing businesses, schools, and organizations throughout the county gathered on downtown to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Relay included food, games, and entertainment, along with the annual Luminaires’ ceremony and...

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Martin Man Found Guilty Of Assaulting Franklin Co. Sheriff’s Office Deputies

May 19, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A Martin man is awaiting sentencing in Franklin County after being found guilty on multiple felony counts of aggravated assault on a peace officer. A Franklin County jury took just 30 minutes Thursday to deliver their verdict against Donald Jaynes. Authorities in Franklin County arrested Jaynes back in...

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Primary Tuesday; No Voting Today

May 19, 2014

Just a reminder, there is no voting today for Tuesday’s primary election in Stephens County. The last day to vote early at the Government Building or request a mail-in, paper absentee ballot was on Friday. Those who did not vote early or request a paper ballot will have to wait until Tuesday to vote...

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Corps Says Ga. Gun Bill Does Not Affect Its Property

May 19, 2014

Georgia’s House Bill 60, or the Safe Carry Protection Act of 2014, signed into law by Governor Nathan Deal, April 23 and effective July 1, does not affect lakes and lands in Georgia managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. That is according to a statement issued last week by Corps officials. House...

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Early Voting Ends Today

May 16, 2014

Time is running out to vote early for Tuesday’s primary election in Stephens County. Stephens County Registrar Theresa Kelley said those who have not voted early and wish to do so can do so today starting at 8 a.m. today downstairs in the Stephens County Government Building in downtown Toccoa. “Today is the last...

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