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Toccoa Commission To Meet Today

June 22, 2015

Toccoa City Commissioners will hold a regular meeting later today. That meeting is set to begin at 5 p.m. at Toccoa City Hall, in the commission meeting room. Items on today’s meeting agenda for the Toccoa City Commission include consideration of a resolution to accept a grant from the Georgia Historic Preservation Division and...

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Autopsy Planned for Today for Lavonia Man Killed Saturday on I-85

June 22, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia An autopsy is planned for today on the body of a Lavonia man who was struck and killed early Saturday morning on Interstate 85. It happened at about 4 a.m. Saturday, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol.. Oconee County, South Carolina Coroner Carl Addis said that 25-year...

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Lavonia Elects New Councilman

June 22, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The City of Lavonia has a new city councilman. He is Courtney Umbehant, director of the Lavonia Chapel of Strickland Funeral Home. Umbehant beat out challenger local businesswoman Nora Chambers in a special election Tuesday for the Lavonia Post 1 City Council seat. The new Lavonia councilman said...

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State Setting Up Learning Resource Review Sites

June 22, 2015

Starting today, educators and the public will have a chance to review textbooks and other learning resources for instruction in K-12 Foreign/Modern Languages & Latin and K-12 English as a Second Language at various locations across the state. There are 14 sites around the state with one in each of Georgia’s congressional districts. In...

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Temps To Remain Warm, Says NWS

June 19, 2015

Warmer than normal weather may stick around for the next little while. That is according to the National Weather Service office in Greenville-Spartanburg. Temperatures have reached the 90s for the past several days. That is above normal for this time of the year as normal temperatures are in the upper 80s typically, according to...

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Child Killed In Franklin Co. Accident

June 19, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia No charges will be filed against the driver who hit a little girl Wednesday evening in Franklin County. It happened just after 6:30 p.m. on the Ga. Highway 77 Extension/Lavonia Highway, just outside of Lavonia, according to Georgia State Patrol Hartwell Post Assistant Commander Matt Baxley. Baxley said...

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Ga. 365 Wreck Victim Identified

June 19, 2015

Authorities have released the name of the woman killed in a car accident Wednesday in Habersham County. According to the Toccoa post of the Georgia State Patrol, 27-year-old Kendra Brooke Dover of Clarkesville died when her car ran off the road sometime Wednesday. The call came into the Georgia State Patrol at about 2...

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Man Arrested After High Speed Chase in Lavonia

June 19, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A high-speed chase overnight Tuesday through Lavonia leads to the arrest of a Royston man, and damage to a power pole and a house. According to Lavonia Police Chief Bruce Carlisle, it happened about 2 a.m. Tuesday after Franklin County Sheriff’s Office deputies received word of a motorist...

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Tugaloo State Park Makes Family Friendly List

June 19, 2015

An area state park is one of four in Georgia recognized by a national campaign. Tugaloo State Park on Lake Hartwell is one of four Georgia State Parks named among the 2015 Top 100 Family Friendly Places to Boat and Fish in the United States, according to the “Take Me Fishing” campaign organized by...

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Toccoa Police Arrest Two For Methamphetamine Trafficking

June 18, 2015
Toccoa Police Arrest Two For Methamphetamine Trafficking

Two people face drug charges after a drug bust at a Stephens County store. According to Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell, police were called to the Toccoa Wal-Mart in the early morning hours of Tuesday in reference to two alleged shoplifters. Jarrell said that police apprehended the two women accused of shoplifting and conducted...

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