Body Found in Franklin Co.

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia An autopsy will be done on the body of a man who was found dead in Franklin County last weekend. According to Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas, the body of the unidentified man was found Sunday on property off Georgia Highway 51 in the northern part of the county. “The Franklin County Sheriff’s office […]

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Play Begins At Rookie League Sectional Tournaments

The Toccoa Rookie League softball team is off to a strong start in the Northeast Sectional Tournament in Athens. Toccoa opened the tournament Thursday with a 13-6 win over Oconee Little League. That moves Toccoa into the winner’s bracket, where they will play Hart County tonight at 6 p.m. in Athens. Moving to baseball, the Toccoa Rookie League All-Stars dropped […]

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Hudgens Urges Fire Safety For Older Adults

Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is urging Georgians to be fire resilient following multiple fatal house fires involving our older adult residents over the last several days. Hudgens said the state has had four older adults die in separate house fires in Georgia since May 28, and all of the victims were over age of 69. He said […]

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Stephens Co. Publishes Proposed FY 17 Budget

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An employee pay increase and more money for the county’s rural fire departments are both included in the proposed Fiscal Year 2017 budget for Stephens County. The proposed budget was published for public review this week. In it, Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers proposes a graduated pay increase for employees. The budget as written would give a six percent raise […]

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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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