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Multiple Boards Meeting Today; “Project Hummingbird” On Agenda

May 26, 2015

A possible economic development related issue appears on the agenda for three local boards who have all planned meetings for today. The Stephens County Development Authority has called a meeting for 3:30 p.m. today in its conference room. Listed under Board Action Items is “Project Agreement for Project Hummingbird.” Meanwhile, Stephens County Commissioners are...

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Renovations Continuing At City-Owned Golf Course

May 26, 2015

Progress continues on re-opening the city-owned Pines golf course in Toccoa. The nine-hole course on Black Mountain Road has been closed since last summer. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said that the renovations are proceeding right on schedule. “The existing equipment up there has been all refurbished,” said Morse. “We are in the process...

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15 Killed on Ga. Highways Over Memorial Day Weekend

May 26, 2015

The Georgia Department of Public Safety has said 15 people were killed on the state’s highways over the Memorial Day holiday travel weekend. This year’s holiday travel period ran from 6 p.m. Friday through midnight Monday. One of those traffic fatalities was reported by the Toccoa post of the Georgia State Patrol. Accessnorthga.com reported...

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Child Injured After Falling Into Pool in Banks Co.

May 26, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Banks County authorities are continuing their investigation into how a 4-yr old child fell into a pool. According to Banks County Sheriff’s Office Spokesperson Sergeant Carissa McFaddin, it happened Monday afternoon at a home on Canter’s Run in Homer. McFaddin said it is not yet clear how the...

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SCHS Holds Band, Auxiliary Awards Program

May 26, 2015

Stephens County High School band and auxiliary members gather to mark the end of another year. The Stephens County High School Band and Auxiliary held their annual awards ceremony last Tuesday night in the Tugaloo Center for the Perfoming Arts at the high school. Seniors were presented plaques. Stephens County High School Band Director...

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Memorial Day Observance Set for This Coming Saturday in Toccoa

May 25, 2015

Stephens County will host its annual Memorial Day observance coming up this weekend. The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4346 in Toccoa, American Legion Post 104 in Toccoa, and Marine Corps League Detachment 1303 in Toccoa are hosting this year’s ceremony this coming Saturday. Rick Hack is with the Toccoa VFW Post and is...

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Nine Killed on Ga. Highways So Far This Weekend

May 25, 2015

The Georgia Department of Public Safety is reporting nine traffic fatalities on Georgia highways so far during the Memorial Day holiday travel weekend. Those fatalities were reported by Georgia State Patrol posts in Calhoun, Cumming, Thomasville, and Albany, where there were two, as well as by authorities in Gordon County, Bibb County, Richmond County,...

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Graduation Held At SCHS

May 25, 2015
Graduation Held At SCHS

The Class of 2015 graduates at Stephens County High School. Graduation took place Friday night at the Stephens County High School football stadium in Toccoa. 229 graduates received their diplomas. 97 of those were honor graduates. The Class of 2015 earned more than $1.4 million in scholarship money, not including potential HOPE scholarship money...

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Local Law Enforcement Ride to D.C. To Honor Fallen Deputy Cruz Thomas

May 25, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Members of Lodge 105 of the Fraternal Order of Police say they were privileged to honor fallen comrade Franklin/Jackson County Sheriff’s Deputy Steven LaCruz Thomas last week during National Police Week. Deputy Thomas is the son of Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas. He was killed in May, 2014...

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Ga. Ag Dept. Watching For Card Skimmers at Fuel Pumps

May 25, 2015

With the official kickoff to the summer travel season here, the Georgia Department of Agriculture is conducting a campaign to check Georgia gas pumps for “skimmers,” devices that capture consumers’ credit and debit card information, in an effort to protect consumers’ wallets. The Georgia Department of Agriculture is conducting the skimmer operation in conjunction...

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