Franklin Co. Preparing For Next SPLOST

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County Commissioners are moving forward to put the next SPLOST referendum on the November ballot. Last month, Franklin County Commissioners voted to do just that. Franklin County’s current SPLOST doesn’t run out until the end of 2016, but County Commissioners are asking voters to approve the next SPLOST a year early. In June, […]

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State Announces Delay In Some TANF Cards

State officials said that delivery of debit cards for more than 4,000 recipients of child support and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families has been delayed by a contractor. The cards, called Georgia EPPICard, provide access to child support payments and funds to TANF recipients. Also, a small number of Department employees also use the cards to receive bi-weekly pay. The […]

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Lavonia Clinic Welcomes New Addition

The Lavonia Clinic is welcoming a new staff member. Physicians and staff of Lavonia Clinic have announced Tara F. Brown as a new certified nurse practitioner at the clinic. Brown is a Franklin County native. She earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Georgia Southern University and the primary care nurse practitioner certification from Kennesaw State University. Her professional career […]

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Fight Leads To Stabbing, Arrest

A fight between two people this week results in an arrest. Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell said officers were called to a residence on Tuesday night. “Officers were called to respond to a residence on South Pond Street,” said Jarrell. “When we arrived, our investigation revealed that a fight had taken place and one of the individuals involved had stabbed […]

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Meet the Indians on Saturday

The Stephens County Indian football team may not have a game this weekend, but they will get together to help a good cause. There will be a “Meet the Indians” event Saturday at Captain D’s of Toccoa, in the Wal-mart Shopping Center. Brent Farrar is working with the Boys’ and Girls’ Club of Toccoa-Stephens County on this project. Farrar said Saturday’s […]

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Stephens Co. Man Indicted in Va. Death

Reports indicate that a Stephens County man has been officially indicted in the death of his former father-in-law in Virginia. The Franklin News Post reports that Daniel Percy Arnot was indicted on a first-degree murder charge and 12 other charges related to the death of his former father-in-law, 66-year-old Brian Edward Foy, and several thefts in Franklin County, Virginia. According […]

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