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Fatal Wreck Wednesday on I-85 in Franklin Co.

October 30, 2014
Fatal Wreck Wednesday on I-85 in Franklin Co.

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The body of the driver of a tractor trailer that overturned Wednesday morning on Interstate 85 in Franklin County has been sent for autopsy. It happened just before 6 a.m. Wednesday  near mile marker 172 in the southbound lane of I-85. “For reasons unknown, the tractor-trailer left the...

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County, City Talk $$ At Joint Meeting

October 29, 2014

Financial negotiations highlight talks between Toccoa City and Stephens County Commissioners. The two boards met Tuesday for a joint meeting at Toccoa City Hall. First on the list of discussions was the inmate housing agreement between Toccoa and Stephens County. Earlier this month, Stephens County Commissioner Debbie Whitlock questioned why the city of Toccoa...

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Currahee Saddle Club Asks for County’s Help With Property Problem

October 29, 2014

A local organization said it may be forced off of property it has used for over two decades now that the state Department of Transportation has come in and says it is not allowed to be there. Members of the Currahee Saddle Club appeared before Stephens County Commisssioners Tuesday. The club has been using...

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State Announces GEM SE Expansion

October 29, 2014

State officials said a Stephens County company will expand. The Georgia Department of Economic Development announced Tuesday that GEM Southeast will expand its existing operations in Toccoa. According to the state, the expansion will create 30 jobs and represent a $10 million investment. The state said the expansion will involve GEM constructing a new...

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Stephens Co. School System Receives Technology Grant

October 29, 2014

Stephens County is one more than 100 school systems to receive grant money to help with technology improvements. In all, $36.7 million in grants are being awarded through a program called “Connections for Classrooms.” That is a collaborative funding effort between the Georgia Department of Education, Governor’s Office of Student Achievement, and the One...

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Toccoa To Use LMIG Money For Sidewalk Project

October 28, 2014

Toccoa City Commissioners make a decision on what to do with money coming from the state for street-related projects. On Monday, city commissioners voted unanimously to spend the city’s 2015 LMIG money towards construction of a sidewalk on Big A Road from Rose Lane to the entrance of Wal-Mart. LMIG stands for Local Maintenance...

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KTSCB Receives Grant for Community Orchard

October 28, 2014

Grant money is headed to Toccoa to help start a community orchard. Keep Toccoa-Stephens County Beautiful said that it has received a $1,500 grant from the Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation’s Community Orchard Project. The grant is to plant an orchard in the city. Keep Toccoa-Stephens County Beautiful Executive Director Linda Scofield said the grant...

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Toccoa Costume Parade Friday

October 28, 2014

Toccoa is preparing for the annual downtown Halloween Costume Parade. This year’s Halloween Costume Parade is Friday morning and it marks the 24th year that the Toccoa Main Street program is hosting the parade. Preschool age children between the ages of two and five are invited to attend and Main Street Toccoa says that...

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Stephens Co. Commission Meeting Today

October 28, 2014

Stephens County Commissioners will hold a regularly scheduled meeting later today. County commissioners are scheduled to meet at 5:30 p.m. in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. The county commission will begin its meeting with a work session to discuss items that are on the agenda for today’s...

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Joint City-County Meeting This Morning

October 28, 2014

Toccoa City Commissioners and Stephens County Commissioners are scheduled to get together for a joint city-county meeting this morning. That meeting is scheduled to start at 8:30 a.m. at Toccoa City Hall. Among the items on the agenda is discussion of inmate housing agreement. At their meeting earlier this month while discussing an issue...

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