City of Lavonia Gets Project Update

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The City of Lavonia has completed a couple of road repair and repaving projects and is continuing to work on some others. At its regular meeting Monday night, the Lavonia City Council heard from City Manager Charles Cawthon, who gave them an update on some ongoing projects. Cawthon said all of the street paving […]

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NGTC To Offer Second Chance Scholarship

A new scholarship is being established at North Georgia Technical College for those who are looking for a second chance. On Tuesday, the North Georgia Technical College Foundation Board of Trustees announced that an anonymous donation has been made for a newly established Second Chance Scholarship. According to North Georgia Technical College, the funds are designated for those who are […]

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SCSO Investigating Early Morning Burglary

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The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Tuesday morning burglary at an area convenience store. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that Stephens County 911 Dispatch notified deputies that an alarm was triggered early Tuesday morning at the Royal Food Store on West Currahee Street. Shirley said deputies arrived quickly and discovered the front door was unlocked. He said […]

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Mom Prom Coming Up As Family Connection Fundraiser

A fundraiser coming up later this month will look to raise money for programs run by Family Connection of Stephens County. The event is the “Mom Prom” and it is coming up on Saturday, May 14 at 7 p.m. at the Cornerstone Restaurant/X-Factor Grill in downtown Toccoa. Stephens County Family Connection Coordinator Allyson Warren said it is going to be […]

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School System Approves Roof Work Financing

The Stephens County School System moves one step closer to getting bonds in place to help fund repairs to the roof at the old Stephens County High School building. Last week, the Stephens County Schools Building Authority met and approved terms with South State Bank for a seven-year bond at an interest rate of 2.4 percent. The bond amount would […]

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SCHS Student Headed to West Point for Summer Seminar

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A Stephens County High School student is headed to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point for a seminar this summer. Junior A.J. Howard of Toccoa has been selected to be among 1,000 attendees at West Point’s prestigious Summer Leaders Experience in June. According to West Point, more than 5,000 juniors nationwide applied to SLE, which offers outstanding high school […]

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FCSO Gets Technology Grant

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office is the recipient of a $10,000 Technology Grant from the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police. Franklin County Sheriff StevIe Thomas said the grant monies will be used to provide mobile computers and Microsoft Surface Pro tablets to officers in the field. He said the new equipment will help […]

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Food Distribution In Martin Today

Martin Baptist Church and the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia are partnering on a food distribution today. The church and food bank are distributing free food to all qualifying residents of the Martin area of Stephens and Franklin counties today from 2 to 4 p.m. This will be a mobile food pantry. Organizers said people should turn off of Highway […]

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Red Cross Marks Trauma Awareness Month

May is Trauma Awareness Month and the American Red Cross is taking the opportunity to urge eligible donors to give blood or platelets to help ensure lifesaving blood platelets are available for trauma patients and others with serious medical needs. Each year, trauma accounts for about 41 million emergency department visits and 2.3 million hospital admissions in the U.S., according […]

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