Two FCHS Students Killed, One Injured in Wreck

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County High School is mourning the loss of two students this week. Wednesday afternoon, two Franklin County High School seniors, identified as 17-year old Timothy Hartman of Canon and 17-year old Maleke Moon of Canon were killed in a car accident. Georgia State Patrol Hartwell Post Commander Sergeant Al Whitworth said it happened […]

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SCSO Arrests Four For Theft

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office makes four arrests in connection to a theft this week at a local textile business. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley says that 61-year-old William Marvin Pruitt of Valley Road in Toccoa and 31-year-old Adam Kyle Drinkwater of Valley Road in Toccoa entered the property of the textile company at around 3 a.m. on Monday. Shirley […]

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Judge Upholds EPD Decision on Wilbros

An administrative law judge upholds the Georgia Environmental Protection Division’s administrative order revoking permits issued to the Wilbros facility. Administrative Law Judge Ronit Walker issued that ruling Wednesday. The EPD originally issued an administrative order last January calling on Wilbros to stop receiving waste and begin closure proceedings. In the order, the EPD accused the Rose Lane facility of violating […]

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Stephens Co. BOE Names Chair, Vice Chair

The Stephens County Board of Education sets its Chair and Vice-Chair for the year ahead. Tuesday, the Board of Education selected Tony Crunkleton as the chairman of the school board for 2015. Four board members voted for Crunkleton. They were Jim Bellamy, Jeff Webb, Rodney Moore, Jr., and Jim Ledford. Board member Dr. Elizabeth Pinkerton, the former chair, voted for […]

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Stephens Co. BOE Abolishes Crossroads, Adds More Calendar Reduction Days to Staff

The ongoing financial crisis within the Stephens County School System is costing the school system the Crossroads program and costing all staff more calendar and work reduction days. Tuesday, the Stephens County Board of Education voted to both abolish the Crossroads program and eliminate all certified and classified staff positions associated with the program, as well as reducing the school […]

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Stephens Co. Hospital FY 14 Audit Shows Positive Bottom Line

Stephens County Hospital receives good financial news in its Fiscal Year 2014 audit. The audit results were presented at Monday’s regular Hospital Authority meeting. Administrator Ed Gambrell said that Stephens County Hospital received a clean audit opinion, which is the opinion one wants to receive. Furthermore, the audit shows that the hospital had a positive bottom line for its Fiscal […]

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Toccoa Dedicates Downtown Historic Plaque

Main Street Toccoa dedicates another historic building plaque downtown. Earlier this month, city officials and others gathered at 12 Doyle Street to dedicate the fourth of ten historic plaques for the 2014-2015 series. The building has been home to a variety of drug stores, as well as several clothing stores and service businesses, along with a hair salon and jewelry […]

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