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DOT Ready for Memorial Day Travel

May 23, 2014

The Georgia Department of Transportation is preparing for a lot of motorists to hit the state’s highways this Memorial Day holiday weekend. Department of Transportation Spokesperson Teri Pope said that in order to help with traffic flow, the DOT is suspending construction-related lane closures on Georgia interstates and major state highways from noon today...

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Hudgins Named Active Senior of Year at Senior Expo

May 23, 2014

AM 630 WNEG Radio honors its Active Senior of the Year. The award was handed out during Thursday’s annual WNEG Senior Expo at the Stephens County Recreation Department Complex on Rose Lane. This year’s winner is J.B. Hudgins. He said he loves being a part of the Toccoa and Stephens County community. “The people...

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Former Boggs Mtn. Shelter Director Found Guilty

May 23, 2014

By Craig Salmon, WRBN Radio, Clayton A jury has convicted the woman accused of stealing money from the Boggs Mountain Animal Shelter in Rabun County. Former Boggs Mountain Animal Shelter Manager Lowanda “Peanut” Kilby was found guilty on 60 counts, including charges of theft and racketeering, on Thursday after less than four hours of...

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Investigation in FCSO Deputy’s Death Continues

May 23, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia There isn’t much to go on, but the investigation into the tragic death of Franklin County Sheriff’s deputy Cruz Thomas will continue, according to the Georgia State Patrol. 26-year old Thomas was killed Wednesday night on I-85 while in pursuit of a traffic violator.   Thomas, the son of...

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Memorial Day Government Schedules Announced

May 23, 2014

Toccoa City Hall and Stephens County Government offices will be closed on Monday in observance of Memorial Day. In the city of Toccoa, garbage and recycling routes that are scheduled to be picked up on Monday, May 26th will be picked up on Tuesday, May 27th. Commercial garbage will be picked up as usual,...

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Stephens Co. School System Finds Accounting Errors

May 22, 2014

Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey says that staff has discovered accounting errors that are leaving the school system unsure about all of its financial numbers heading into a new budget year. Dorsey discussed the matter with Stephens County Board of Education members at their meeting on Tuesday. He says that the accounting errors...

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Woodruff Appointed Stephens Co. Solicitor

May 22, 2014

Toccoa attorney Willie J. Woodruff, Jr. will serve as the Stephens County State Court Solicitor pending a special election to fill the post vacated by the passing of State Court Solicitor Dan. T. Pressley, Sr. back in December. Georgia Governor Nathan Deal officially appointed Woodruff to fill the position recently and it became effective...

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Gasaway Speaks on Election Win

May 22, 2014

28th District State Representative Dan Gasaway says he appreciates the support from the community in winning a second term to the Georgia Legislature. With no Democratic opposition on the ballot in the fall, the Republican incumbent won re-election for all intents and purposes after defeating challenger Stacy Hall in Tuesday’s primary election. Gasaway says he...

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Toccoa Approves FY 2015 Budget

May 22, 2014

The city of Toccoa has its Fiscal Year 2015 operating budget in place. City commissioners unanimously approved the budget Tuesday. Toccoa Mayor Gail Fry said she is pleased with how the budget came together. “I feel comfortable about the budget,” said Fry. “We met with all of the department heads and we met with...

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FCSO Deputy, Son of Sheriff, Dies in Accident

May 22, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia An accident overnight has taken the life of Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Cruz Thomas, the son of Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas. It happened at about 9 p.m. Wednesday on Interstate 85 Northbound near mile marker 163. Troopers said witnesses reported Deputy Thomas was traveling northbound in...

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