Georgia DFCS Starts Child Abuse Registry

The Georgia Division of Family and Children Services is launching a registry that will allow employers of certain child-serving agencies to find out if a job applicant has been deemed an alleged child abuser by the Division. This central child abuse registry is called the Child Protective Services Information System or CPSIS. State officials said the registry will only be […]

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Little League Update

It was a busy weekend on the Little League diamond for Toccoa baseball and softball All-Stars. First on Friday night, Toccoa lost to Hart in the District 7 10-11 baseball championship game in Clarkesville, 13-10. Hart scored nine runs in the top of the second inning to erase an early Toccoa lead on its way to the win and a […]

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Douglassville Man Indicted in Colbert Murder

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A Stephens County grand jury has indicted the person arrested in April in the death of Tomas Colbert. The grand jury issued a true bill of indictment on Thursday against Marqkeela Lawain Hill of Douglasville, Georgia on multiple counts in connection to Colbert’s death. Hill is indicted on one count of malice murder for allegedly shooting the 21-year-old Colbert at […]

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Use Caution on Water This Weekend

The July 4th holiday weekend is the highest boating traffic weekend of the summer in America and the National Safe Boating Council is taking the opportunity to urge boaters to make sure they have the right life jacket before they hit the water. So far this year in Georgia, the Department of Natural Resources said that 42 boating incidents have […]

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DOT Ready for July 4th Weekend

The Georgia Department of Transportation is preparing for a busy Fourth of July holiday weekend. DOT officials say they expect very heavy traffic on the highways around the state this weekend. Spokesperson Annalysce Baker said that as always, the DOT will suspend construction-related lane closures throughout the weekend in an effort to help keep traffic moving in Georgia. “We are […]

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Independence Day Government Schedules Set

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Local governments are setting their schedules for the Independence Day holiday. Both Stephens County government offices and Toccoa City Hall are closed on Monday in observance of Independence Day. In the city of Toccoa, routes for garbage and recycling scheduled to be picked up on Monday will be picked up on Tuesday. Commercial garbage will be picked up as usual, […]

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Franklin Co. Commission Passes FY 17 Budget

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County now has a new budget for Fiscal Year 2017. A final budget was presented to the Franklin County Commissioners at their work session Tuesday evening by County Manager Beth Thomas. Thomas said there were only minor changes made to the budget since her initial presentation and those changes did not impact the […]

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