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Stephens BOE Set To Approve Budget Tonight

August 3, 2015

The Stephens County Board of Education will meet today and is expected to vote on the final Fiscal Year 2016 budget. School board members are set to meet at 5:30 p.m. today at the Stephens County School System Administrative Offices on Mize Road in Toccoa for a called meeting to set the budget for...

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Georgia Health Officials Joining “Million Hearts Initiative”

August 3, 2015

The state of Georgia is taking part in a national initiative to try and reduce the number of heart attacks and strokes. It is called the Million Hearts Initiative and the goal is to prevent a million heart attacks or strokes by 2017. Georgia Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald said the...

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Charges Filed Against FCSO Deputy

August 3, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Hart County Sheriff Mike Cleveland says he expects to file charges against suspended Franklin County Sheriff’s Office deputy Kevin Bowers. Bowers is currently being treated at a north Georgia medical facility after an altercation last month. The incident happened in the early morning hours one day in July...

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Trachte Employees Go Through NGTC Program

August 3, 2015

Trachte Southeast in Toccoa recently offered seven employees the opportunity to take the new Certified Production Technician, or CPT, training through North Georgia Technical College. CPT is a nationally recognized Industry Certified program that prepares participants to take four Manufacturing Skills Standards Council CPT examinations. The course prepares students to take the four separate...

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GSP Still Finalizing Accident Report From Friday Wreck

August 3, 2015

The Georgia State Patrol is still investigating a multiple-vehicle accident Friday morning on the Toccoa By-pass. It happened at the intersection of Georgia Highway 145 and the Toccoa By-pass prior to 8 a.m. on Friday. Officials with the Toccoa post of the Georgia State Patrol did not have final information on the wreck as...

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Burglary On City Property Investigated

July 31, 2015

Police in Toccoa are investigating a burglary last week on city property. According to Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell, it happened at the city gas shop on Locust Street sometime between 5:30 p.m. on July 22 and 8 a.m. on July 23. “Someone entered the grounds, broke into one of the buildings,” said Jarrell....

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Man Charged After Leaving Child in Car

July 31, 2015

A Stephens County man is charged after authorities say he left his child in a vehicle while he went inside an area business earlier this month. According to Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell, it happened earlier this month when police were called to the Big A Road branch of Oconee Federal during the afternoon...

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Franklin Co. BOC Approves Property Tax Hike

July 31, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County gets the community support it was looking for in its plan to raise property taxes. “The people I’ve talked with appreciate the work y’all have done” said local citizen Woody Woodward. “I’m real excited about the tax increase.” Well, you don’t hear that very often when...

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Back to School Sales Tax Holiday This Weekend

July 31, 2015

With the start of school around the corner around the area and the state, Georgia is once again holding its Tax Free Back to School Weekend today and Saturday. Under the tax-free weekend, certain clothing, computers, and school supplies will have not state sales tax applied. On clothing, items with a sales price below...

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Local Restaurant Recognized By State

July 31, 2015

A local restaurant sees one of its menu items receive state recognition. The Cornerstone Restaurant in downtown Toccoa saw its fish tacos named one of the “100 Plates that Locals Love” by the Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Tourism division. The list is featured in the state’s new culinary guide, Georgia Eats. Georgia Department...

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