Stephens Co. Considers Changes To Timber Harvesting Ordinance

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Stephens County Commissioners are considering changes to the county’s Timber Harvesting Ordinance. Tuesday, the county commission held a first reading and public hearing on the proposed changes. According to Stephens County Attorney Brian Ranck, the proposed changes to the county ordinance would just bring it in line with state law. He said those proposed changes include changes to the bonding […]

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Missing Buford Woman Last Seen in Lavonia

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By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Local law enforcement agencies continue to coordinate efforts with authorities in Blue Ridge to find a Buford, Georgia woman missing since Friday. Keith Reed said Tuesday his daughter has not been seen or heard from since Friday night when she tried to contact a friend from her cell phone. At the time, 36-year old […]

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Shirley Collecting Items for Florida Storm Victims

Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said his office is collecting items to help some of those affected by Hurricane Matthew. Shirley said that two of his friends, St. John’s County, Florida Sheriff David Shoar and St. Augustine, Florida Chief of Police Loran Lueders, lost their entire home and contents, as did so many other citizens in that area. The sheriff […]

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Lady Indian Softball Starts State Tourney Today

Stephens County High School will play host to a first-round state playoff series in the AAAA softball tournament starting today. The Lady Indians are the second-seeded team representing Region 8-AAAA and are hosting LaFayette, the third-seeded team out of Region 6-AAAA, in Toccoa starting today for a best two-out-of-three series. Game times today are at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. […]

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Toccoa OKs Selling Water To Banks County

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The city of Toccoa agrees to sell water to Banks County. Monday, Toccoa City Commissioners unanimously approved a Water Sales Agreement with Banks County. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said that the agreement sets similar parameters to what commissioners first discussed in August. “We will sell Banks County a minimum of 100,000 gallons a day,” said Morse. “We can provide […]

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Toccoa Police, Fire to Carry Naloxone

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The Toccoa Police and Fire Departments will soon be carrying a drug that can help save someone’s life if they are overdosing on opioids. Monday, Toccoa City Commissioners unanimously approved a second reading of a resolution approving the administration of naloxone by the Toccoa Police and Fire Departments. City commissioners approved the first reading of this resolution at their last meeting […]

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Stephens Co. Commission Meeting Today

Stephens County Commissioners will meet this morning for a regularly scheduled meeting. The meeting will start at 8:30 a.m. and take place in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. First, Stephens County Commissioners will hold two public hearings. According to the agenda, the public hearings are for first readings of an amended timber harvesting […]

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Lavonia Holds Night Out Against Crime

By Buddy Hardigree, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A great crowd turned out for Lavonia’s Night Out Against Crime Thursday night. There were inflatables and rides for the kids, hot dogs and sodas for everybody, and a chance to see some equipment like a fire truck, ambulance and a life flight helicopter up close. Also, it was a chance to talk to […]

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Stephens Co. Special Olympics Competes in Fall Games

Stephens County Special Olympic athletes bring home medals after the recent State Fall Games. This year’s State Fall Games for Special Olympics of Georgia took place this past Friday through Sunday in Gainesville. This year, Stephens County Special Olympics had seven bocce teams competing and three Equestrian competitors in the Horse Show event. All athletes representing Stephens County did so […]

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