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Top Five Banquet Tuesday in Toccoa

May 13, 2013

Final preparations are underway for this year’s Toccoa Rotary Club Top Five Banquet. The Top Five Banquet will take place Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Stephens County High School in the Arrowhead Café dining facilities. The annual banquet recognizes graduating seniors from Stephens County High School who have performed academically in the top five...

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FCSO Says Toccoa Couple Burglarized Two Churches

May 13, 2013

More information is available on a Toccoa couple charged in burglaries in both Stephens and Franklin counties. Stephens County authorities arrested 22-year-old Megan Spearman and 23-year-old Joshua Spearman May 5 in connection to an alleged vehicle break-in at First Alliance Church of Toccoa. According to Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley, the couple is suspected...

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DEA, FCSO Search Carnesville House

May 13, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Authorities looking for a possible connection to an illegal drug operation swarmed a Carnesville house last week. It happened last Tuesday evening at a home on Keller Road off State Route 320. Neighbors say several Franklin County Sheriff’s deputies and agents with the DEA descended on a home...

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Search Warrant Leads to Arrest

May 10, 2013

Authorities in Stephens County say they have arrested one person after serving a search warrant that was connected to a manhunt in Hart County that resulted in two arrests. Hart County authorities arrested 29-year old Brandon Wayne Arnold and 25-year old Heather Elaine Frankum of Seneca, South Carolina after a daylong manhunt Tuesday. According...

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Train Day Saturday in Toccoa

May 10, 2013

Toccoa will again celebrate National Train Day this weekend. This year’s National Train Day festivities will take place Saturday in downtown Toccoa at the historic train depot. Toccoa Main Street Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said everything will get started when the Amtrak Crescent arrives at its scheduled time of 6:15 a.m. “We hope a...

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NGTC Instructor Runner-Up for Rick Perkins Award

May 10, 2013

North Georgia Technical College Math Instructor Leslie McFarlin of Carnesville is the first runner up for the Technical College System of Georgia’s Rick Perkins Instructor of the Year for 2013. McFarlin follows behind Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s Troy Peco who won the award. The announcement was made at a banquet in Atlanta last month...

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Stephens Co. Schools Do Well On Initial CCRPI

May 9, 2013

Stephens County schools come in above the state averages as Georgia releases the first edition of its new College and Career Ready Performance Index. The state’s Department of Education released the initial CCRPI results this week. According to Stephens County School Superintendent Sherrie Whiten, the CCRPI replaces Adequate Yearly Progress as the state’s mechanism...

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Petreaus Joins Camp Toccoa at Currahee Board

May 9, 2013

The man who once led U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan is signing up for a new mission that involves Stephens County. Retired general and former CIA Director David Petreaus has agreed to join the “Camp Toccoa at Currahee” board. The “Camp Toccoa at Currahee” project is an effort to preserve and develop the...

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Vehicle Break-In Leads to Two Arrests

May 9, 2013

Two people will face charges in two counties after an alleged vehicle break-in leads to their arrest. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said it started when deputies responded to First Alliance Church in Toccoa Sunday in reference to a purse that was stolen from a vehicle. Shirley said deputies were able to get a...

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Manhunt in Hart Co. Leads to Arrest of Seneca, SC Couple

May 9, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A Seneca, South Carolina couple is behind bars in Hart County after a massive manhunt Tuesday afternoon spearheaded by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms. Hart County Sheriff Mike Cleveland said his office received notice from the ATF’s Macon office that 29-year old Brandon Wayne Arnold and...

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