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Progress Continues On Repairs to SR 51 in Hart Co.

October 3, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia In Hart County, there may be light at the end of the culvert tunnel. The new giant steel pipe has now been laid in the area where a massive sinkhole developed last Spring on State Route 51 near Hartwell. Georgia Department of Transportation Spokesperson Teri Pope said crews...

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Solar Panel Company Wants BOE To Re-consider Request

October 2, 2014

A company that has spent months trying to convince the Stephens County Board of Education to allow it to place solar panels on land near Stephens County High School is asking the school board to consider its proposal one more time. United Renewable Energy President William Silva has written an open letter to the...

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“Band of Brothers” Episode Showing Tonight at Schaefer Center

October 2, 2014

Most of the activities for Currahee Military Weekend get started on Friday. However, there will be one event tonight to get things started in downtown Toccoa. Tonight, Main Street Toccoa and the Currahee Military Museum are teaming up to show the first episode of the “Band of Brothers” mini-series at the Schaefer Center in...

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Agreement Reached Between Blue Cross, NGHS

October 2, 2014

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia and Northeast Georgia Health System say they have a new agreement in place. Both sides say the new, multi-year agreement, which was announced earlier this week and took effect on October 1, will allow patients with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia health insurance to continue to receive...

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Charges Filed in Tuesday I-85 Wreck

October 2, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The driver of the 18-wheeler that overturned Tuesday on Interstate 85 in Franklin County faces charges in Georgia. It happened about 10 a.m. Tuesday near mile marker 174 in the southbound lane of I-85 near the Franklin/Hart County line. Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas says the driver of...

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Funeral Services Set For Kim Lanier

October 2, 2014

Funeral services are set for Kim Lanier. Lanier will be laid to rest at 2 p.m. on Saturday at Toccoa Creek Baptist Church. Also, organizers have announced that there will be a candlelight vigil for Kim Lanier and to show love and support for the Lanier family tonight at 7 p.m. at the Cutting...

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TFC Volleyball Player Wins Award

October 2, 2014

A Toccoa Falls College volleyball player receives national recognition. TFC’s Kaitlin Weidner has been selected as the National Christian College Athletic Association student-athlete of the week for NCCAA Division II volleyball. Kaitlin is a freshman middle blocker from Corry, Pennsylvania. She had 47 attack attempts and 24 kills with only one error in six...

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Grand Jury Meets Again on School Finance Issue

October 2, 2014

Court officials report that a number of former Stephens County School System administrators met with the Stephens County grand jury Wednesday. The grand jury is meeting with these individuals as part of a fact-finding inquiry into the financial issues that came to light earlier this year regarding the Stephens County school system. Meeting with...

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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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