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Sheriff Announces Juvenile Charged in Monday Shooting Death

October 1, 2014

A 15-year-old is charged in connection to the death of his mother in Stephens County on Monday, Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said Tuesday. Authorities have charged the 15-year-old juvenile, whose name was not released by authorities, with malice murder in connection to the shooting death of 46-year-old Kim Lanier at her Prather Bridge...

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NCIS Drug Team Disbands; Stephens Co. Joins Appalachian Drug Task Force

October 1, 2014

The Mountain Judicial Circuit N.C.I.S. Drug Team is no more. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that his office, along with the Rabun and Habersham County Sheriff’s Offices and the Toccoa Police Department, are now members of the Appalachian Drug Task Force starting today. Shirley said the end of the N.C.I.S. Drug Team came...

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Big A Earns Blue Ribbon Designation

October 1, 2014

A Stephens County elementary school receives national recognition. Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Education named Big A Elementary School as a National Blue Ribbon School for 2014. The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program honors public and private elementary, middle, and high schools where students either achieve very high learning standards or are making notable...

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Toccoa Harvest Festival Sign-Ups Underway

October 1, 2014

The Toccoa Main Street program continues to seek vendors for the upcoming Toccoa Harvest Festival. Toccoa’s 38th annual Harvest Festival will take place on Saturday, November 1 and Sunday, November 2. Main Street Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said vendors can sign up to take part in this year’s Harvest Festival through October 16. “We...

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Jack-Knifed Tractor Trailer Cause of I-85 Delays Tuesday

October 1, 2014

A traffic accident on Interstate 85 in Franklin County caused major traffic delays Tuesday. The accident on Interstate 85 southbound at about 10 a.m. Tuesday at Mile Marker 174, near the Franklin-Hart County line. Reports indicate that an 18-wheeler jack-knifed and landed on its side, crossing all lanes of I-85 southbound and trapping the...

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SCSO, GBI Investigating Death on Prather Bridge Road

September 30, 2014

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office and Georgia Bureau of Investigation are investigating a death Monday morning in Stephens County. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that authorities received a 911 call at around 11 a.m. in regards to a residence on Prather Bridge Road. “We received a 911 call that a shot had been...

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City of Toccoa Gets in New Natural Gas Trucks

September 30, 2014
City of Toccoa Gets in New Natural Gas Trucks

The city of Toccoa’s natural gas vehicle fleet continues to grow. Toccoa Utilities Director Harry Scott said the city recently converted five new Ford F-150 pick-up trucks to bi-fuel. That allows them to run off either natural gas or regular gasoline. Scott said that city workers took the trucks to a company in Asheville,...

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Scam Alert in Stephens Co.

September 30, 2014

The Toccoa Record is reporting an apparent scam. Toccoa Record Publisher Tom Law said that the paper has received reports from individuals that someone is calling people in the area, claiming to be from the Record and asking people to purchase subscriptions for the paper over the phone. Law said that the Record is...

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Renovations Continue on Lavonia Library

September 30, 2014
Renovations Continue on Lavonia Library

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Work on the exterior of the Lavonia Carnegie Library is nearing completion. Crews have been doing repairs and doing a general restoration for most of the summer on the 103-year old building. The Lavonia Carnegie Library is one of the last working Carnegie Libraries in the country. Lavonia...

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Georgia Starting Up “Leaf Watch” Website

September 30, 2014

Georgia State Parks is again offering its online “Leaf Watch” website to help both residents and travelers keep track of the state’s Fall color. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources said that beginning in October, regular updates will keep travelers posted on how Fall color is progressing across the state. According to the DNR,...

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  • September 15, 2014The Currahee Thunder Equestrian Drill Team of Stephens County High School
  • October 16, 2014Hardman Farm Fall Guided Tours
  • October 31, 2014 5:00 pmFall Festival & Trunk of Treats
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