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Stephens Co. Commission Meeting Today

October 14, 2014

The Stephens County Commission is scheduled to consider a motion to re-instate funding for a state inmate work crew for litter pick-up at its meeting this morning. Stephens County Commissioners are scheduled to meet at 8:30 a.m. today in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. Commissioners had cut...

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Circle of Hope Director Wins Award

October 14, 2014

The Executive Director of an area domestic violence agency receives recognition from a state agency. Last month, the Georgia Commission on Family Violence awarded Suzanne Dow with its highest honor, the Gender Justice Award, during its annual conference. Dow is the Executive Director of Circle of Hope, a state certified family violence agency that...

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Two Arrested In Reported Franklin Co. Armed Robbery

October 14, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County Sheriff’s Office investigators were in South Carolina Saturday night gathering information on two men who allegedly robbed a restaurant at gunpoint Saturday afternoon. It happened about 2 p.m. Saturday at the Subway off Exit 160 in Carnesville. According to Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas, one of...

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Toccoa Fire Crews Respond To Two Calls on Sunday

October 13, 2014

Nobody was hurt in two weekend fires in Toccoa. Fire Chief Tommy Ayers said city fire crews responded to two fires on Sunday in Toccoa. Ayers said the first one occurred at about 5:30 a.m. Sunday on Collins Road. He said the fire caused heavy damage to the house, but there were no injuries...

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Early Voting Underway in Stephens County

October 13, 2014

Voters can start casting ballots today for the November election. In Stephens County, early voting starts today downstairs in the Stephens County Government Building in downtown Toccoa. Stephens County Registrar Theresa Kelley said polls will open at 8 a.m. today for those who are ready to vote in the general election. “We are here...

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Toccoa City Commission To Meet Today

October 13, 2014

Toccoa City Commissioners are scheduled to look at the issue of streets again at their meeting coming up today. The city commission meets today at 5 p.m. at Toccoa City Hall for a regularly scheduled meeting. During the meeting, Toccoa City Commissioners are scheduled to consider the LMIG Street Project List for 2015. LMIG...

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Weekend Storms Move Through Toccoa, Stephens Co.

October 13, 2014

Weekend storms bring rain and some power outages to Stephens County. Storms moved through the area Sunday morning and early Sunday afternoon. At one point, some of those storms around noon on Sunday knocked out power to part of Toccoa for a time, including some parts of Big A Road. In all, the storms...

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SCMS Rebel Football Wins League Title

October 13, 2014

The Stephens County Middle School football team wins its conference championship. Saturday, the Rebels traveled to Carnesville and came away with a 28-6 win over Franklin County. Stephens County started the scoring on its first play, getting a 48-yard touchdown run from Jaquarian Scott to take a 6-0 lead. After Stephens County’s Tracy Lowery...

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Indians Win 30-10 on Homecoming

October 13, 2014

The Stephens County Indians pick up another region win on Homecoming at the Reservation. Stephens County fell behind early in the game, but stormed back and beat White County 30-10 on Friday night in Toccoa. Indians’ Head Coach Frank Barden said the win was a complete team effort. “We are trying to form that...

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Search for New Franklin Co. Manager Continues

October 13, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County continues its search for a new county manager. At a regular meeting last week of the Franklin County Commission, Commission Chair Thomas Bridges announced that they had received 12 applications to this point for the position. Bridges said he is asking the Franklin County Board of...

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  • January 13, 2015CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) training class
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  • January 31, 2015Fishers of Men Revival Meeting
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