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Photo Exhibit Coming To Toccoa

September 18, 2014

A special exhibit will be arriving in Toccoa next week for the public to view. The Currahee Military Museum and Main Street Toccoa will host an exhibit called “Presidential Pathways” beginning next Thursday, September 25. Main Street Toccoa Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said the exhibit is an interesting collection of presidential photographs. Crosby said...

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Toccoa Unveils New Gateway Sign

September 18, 2014
Toccoa Unveils New Gateway Sign

Toccoa unveils a new sign welcoming those traveling those into town. Wednesday, city officials and others gathered at the corner of Broad and Currahee streets in downtown Toccoa to unveil a new gateway sign that has been placed on the new green space located at that intersection. Toccoa Mayor Gail Fry said she is...

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Police, EMS Rescue People from Creek After Weekend Car Accident

September 18, 2014

An accident over the weekend in Toccoa results in three injuries, but authorities say it could have been much worse if not for the actions of first responders on the scene. Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell said that his department and Stephens County EMS responded to a two-car accident just before 12:45 p.m. Sunday...

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Franklin Co. Commission Considering Re-instating Health Insurance for Commissioners

September 18, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County Commission Chair Thomas Bridges said he wants to hear from that county’s citizens regarding whether the Board of Commissioners should re-instate a policy that provides county health insurance for the board. Last week, the Franklin County Commission voted to advertise their intention to re-instate the county...

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Highway Named for Late Trooper

September 17, 2014
Highway Named for Late Trooper

Georgia honors a fallen trooper from Stephens County by naming a portion of a state highway after him. Tuesday, officials gathered to officially dedicate a stretch of State Route 184 from the Jeanette Jamieson Intersection to 184′s intersection with Dick’s Hill Parkway as the Georgia State Patrol Trooper Edward “Eddie” Clifton Taylor, Badge #696,...

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Stephens Co. BOE Denies Solar Panel Lease Agreement

September 17, 2014

The Stephens County Board of Education turns down a proposed solar panel project on school system property. Tuesday, the Board of Education voted 4 to 3 to deny a final lease agreement with United Renewable Energy of Alpharetta for the company to put solar panels on a piece of land near Stephens County High...

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Franklin Co. Jail Escapees Back in Custody

September 17, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Two escapees from the Franklin County Detention Center are now back behind bars. The men escaped about 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday. According to Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas, law enforcement from several jurisdictions joined in the search, including the Lavonia Police Department, as well as canine units from...

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Man Charged in Stephens Co. Recaptured After Escaping S. Ga. Prison

September 17, 2014

A man charged in Stephens County is back in custody after escaping from a south Georgia prison this week The LaGrange Daily News reports that Lester E. Sullens was captured by law enforcement officials in Troup County Monday evening. According to the LaGrange Daily News, Sullens had escaped from a prison in south Georgia...

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GDOT Names New District Engineer

September 17, 2014
GDOT Names New District Engineer

The Georgia Department of Transportation names a Cumming man as the new District Engineer for the 21 counties in northeast Georgia that makeup District One of the DOT. Georgia DOT Commissioner Keith Golden recently announced the appointment of Brent Cook to that position. Cook replaces Bayne Smith, who now serves as Georgia DOT’s Director...

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Vogel Stops in Stephens Co.

September 17, 2014

One of the two men running for the 9th District Congressional seat in northeast Georgia stops in Stephens County. Dr. David Vogel came through Toccoa Tuesday as part of his 500-mile bike tour of the entire 9th District. Vogel started his journey back on September 2. He said the trip is going well so...

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