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Memorial Day Observance Set for This Coming Saturday in Toccoa

May 25, 2015

Stephens County will host its annual Memorial Day observance coming up this weekend. The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4346 in Toccoa, American Legion Post 104 in Toccoa, and Marine Corps League Detachment 1303 in Toccoa are hosting this year’s ceremony this coming Saturday. Rick Hack is with the Toccoa VFW Post and is...

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Nine Killed on Ga. Highways So Far This Weekend

May 25, 2015

The Georgia Department of Public Safety is reporting nine traffic fatalities on Georgia highways so far during the Memorial Day holiday travel weekend. Those fatalities were reported by Georgia State Patrol posts in Calhoun, Cumming, Thomasville, and Albany, where there were two, as well as by authorities in Gordon County, Bibb County, Richmond County,...

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Graduation Held At SCHS

May 25, 2015
Graduation Held At SCHS

The Class of 2015 graduates at Stephens County High School. Graduation took place Friday night at the Stephens County High School football stadium in Toccoa. 229 graduates received their diplomas. 97 of those were honor graduates. The Class of 2015 earned more than $1.4 million in scholarship money, not including potential HOPE scholarship money...

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Local Law Enforcement Ride to D.C. To Honor Fallen Deputy Cruz Thomas

May 25, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Members of Lodge 105 of the Fraternal Order of Police say they were privileged to honor fallen comrade Franklin/Jackson County Sheriff’s Deputy Steven LaCruz Thomas last week during National Police Week. Deputy Thomas is the son of Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas. He was killed in May, 2014...

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Ga. Ag Dept. Watching For Card Skimmers at Fuel Pumps

May 25, 2015

With the official kickoff to the summer travel season here, the Georgia Department of Agriculture is conducting a campaign to check Georgia gas pumps for “skimmers,” devices that capture consumers’ credit and debit card information, in an effort to protect consumers’ wallets. The Georgia Department of Agriculture is conducting the skimmer operation in conjunction...

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Franklin Community Players Award Scholarships

May 25, 2015

Two recent graduating seniors at Franklin County High School are receiving scholarship money from the Franklin Community Players. Recently, Franklin Community Players President Valicia Miller announced that Ally Ridling and Trevor Turner are winners of the FCP 2015 $500 college scholarships. Both recipients are residents of Carnesville. Starting out as a freshman, Ally has...

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Gaines Honored At Chamber Banquet

May 22, 2015
Gaines Honored At Chamber Banquet

The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce honors a long-time broadcaster and civic leader. Thursday, former AM 630 WNEG and WNEG-TV owner Roy Gaines received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Awards Banquet. A World War II Navy veteran, Gaines arrived in Toccoa in 1946 to work for R.G....

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Chick-Fil-A Executive Speaks At Chamber Banquet

May 22, 2015

Invest in people. That was the message from the keynote speaker at Thursday’s Toccoa-Stephens Count Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Banquet at the Georgia Baptist Conference Center in Toccoa. The speaker was Craig Carter. He works for Chick-Fil-A as the company’s Field Operations Management Consultant. Carter said that Chick-Fil-A works to invest in people,...

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Graduation Set For Today at SCHS

May 22, 2015

Stephens County High School will send the class of 2015 out into the world tonight. Graduation for the Class of 2015 is set for tonight at 7 p.m. at the Stephens County High School football stadium. According to Stephens County High School Principal Sandy Steele, tickets will be required for entry into graduation at...

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Government Schedules Announced for Memorial Day

May 22, 2015

Government offices are announcing their schedules for the Memorial Day holiday Stephens County government offices will be closed on Monday for the observance of Memorial Day. Also, Toccoa City Hall will be closed in observance of Memorial Day on Monday. In the city of Toccoa, routes for garbage and recycling scheduled to be picked...

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