Man Arrested for Child Pornography in Clarkesville

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A Habersham County man faces multiple charges in connection to a child pornography investigation. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said that agents with its Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes Unit, along with the Clarkesville Police Department and the Habersham County District Attorney’s Office executed a search warrant on Wednesday at an Oak Hill Lane residence in Clarkesville. Authorities said the […]

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Ga., S. Carolina Have Firearms Permit Reciprocity

Georgia and South Carolina are now recognizing each other’s firearms permits. The state’s Attorney General, Sam Olens, made the official announcement this week. Legislation initially passed in 1996 allowed Georgia to grant this privilege to citizens of states which recognized Georgia firearms permits. Last week, a bill signed by South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley declared that South Carolina will honor […]

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Police Arrest Three After Being Called to Wal-Mart

Toccoa Police said three people from a purported North Carolina church were arrested after they were asked to leave Wal-Mart earlier this week. According to Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell, officers responded to the store Tuesday after receiving a call regarding a group that was there raising money. “Officers from the Toccoa Police Department were called to respond to Wal-Mart […]

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Franklin Co. Gets Look At Proposed FY 17 Budget

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Franklin County Fiscal Year 2017 budget is one step closer to being final. Franklin County’s new fiscal year begins July 1 and the budget, by law, must be passed by June 30th. At its regular meeting Monday night, the Franklin County Board of Commissioners got its first look at the preliminary budget. Franklin […]

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Toccoa Rookie Leagues Ready For Sectional Tournaments

Toccoa’s Rookie League baseball and softball All-Stars will both begin play tonight in the State Northeast Sectional Rookie League tournaments. The tournaments are taking place in Athens and include teams from Districts 7, 6, and 10. Both Toccoa teams qualified after winning their District tournaments this month, while the second place teams from the district also qualified. In softball, the […]

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Husband and Wife Arrested for Shoplifting in Toccoa

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A husband and wife team face multiple charges in Toccoa in connection to a host of alleged shoplifting cases. Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell said that in recent months, the police department was flooded with reports of shoplifting cases throughout the city. Jarrell said police could not initially identify suspects, but did have a partial tag number and a description […]

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Rhodes Jumping In To E-911/EMA Head Post

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Stephens County’s new E-911 and Emergency Management Agency Director is settling in to her new position. Danielle Rhodes started on the job Monday. Rhodes said her first day was a busy one, meeting with people and getting acclimated with the E-911 center and the employees. She said that her first impression was a good one. “Everybody has been really friendly […]

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Road Work To Start on Riverdale Road

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Stephens County road crews are moving onto another project. According to Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers, the road crews will be moving now from Rock Creek Road to Riverdale Road. Crews spent the last two days on Rock Creek Road, doing tar and gravel work on a section near East Silver Shoals Road. Meanwhile, Ayers said that crews could begin […]

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Stephens Co. Caterpillar Facility Shut Down

The shut down at Caterpillar’s Stephens County plant is official. According to Stephens County Development Authority Executive Director Tim Martin, production has finished in the building and all inventory has been shipped out of the building in the Hayestone-Brady Business Park on Georgia Highway 17. He says the equipment dismantling process is underway and there are about 20 people in […]

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Concert Friday to Benefit Humane Shelter

A concert later this week will look to raise funds for the Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter. Elvis Tribute Artist Cody Ray Slaughter will perform his “Elvis 56” biopic concert on Friday at the Tugaloo Center for the Performing Arts at Stephens County High School in Toccoa. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and tickets are still available. Toccoa-Stephens […]

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