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Toccoa Commission Meeting Today

November 11, 2013

Toccoa City Commissioners will meet later today for a regularly scheduled meeting. The city commission’s first regularly scheduled monthly meeting for November will get underway at 5 p.m. at Toccoa City Hall. During the meeting, Toccoa City Commissioners are expected to hold public hearings on two planning-and-zoning-related requests. The first is a request from...

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Festival of Trees Signups Underway

November 11, 2013

Preparations are underway for an annual holiday event in downtown Toccoa. Toccoa will once again host the Festival of Trees during the first full weekend of December. Main Street Toccoa Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said the Festival of Trees is a great way for businesses, organizations, and others to support the area’s non-profits during...

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Franklin Co. Teen Killed in Wreck

November 11, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County High School students are mourning the loss of one of their own this morning after a wreck over the weekend. It happened Saturday on State Route 63. Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas said that 16-year old Matt Walters was driving down State Route 63 near his...

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Stephens Co. Day Use Area To Close Jan. 1

November 8, 2013

More cuts by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will affect one of the Corps’ recreation areas in Stephens County. This week, the Corps of Engineers announced that it was reducing park operations and visitor services at a number of areas on both Lakes Hartwell and Thurmond for Fiscal Year 2014. Among the announced...

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Toccoa Man Pleads Guilty to Burglaries, Break-ins

November 8, 2013

A Toccoa man charged in connection to multiple burglaries, along with a vehicle break-in at a local church earlier this year will serve time in prison after pleading guilty. 24-year-old Joshua Franklin Spearman of Toccoa pleaded guilty in Stephens County Superior Court last week to two counts of burglary in the first degree, four...

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USFS Waiving Fees At Day Use Sites for Veterans Day

November 8, 2013

The U.S. Forest Service will waive fees at most of its day-use recreation sites over the Veterans Day holiday weekend this weekend. The fee waivers are offered in cooperation with other federal agencies under the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act. The Forest Service said day-use fees will be waived at all standard amenity fee...

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Hartwell Elementary Slated to Re-open Monday

November 8, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Hartwell Hartwell Elementary School is closed today because of a problem with bats. According to school officials, the bats are nesting in a corner crawl space at one end of the school building. Hart County Assistant School Superintendent Kathy Leard said school officials met Tuesday night with concerned parents...

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Area Leaders React to SPLOST VI Vote

November 7, 2013

Area leaders in Stephens County are reacting to the approval of SPLOST VI by county voters on Tuesday. Stephens County voters approved SPLOST VI on Tuesday by a nearly 3 to 1 margin. SPLOST VI will begin on July 1, 2014, picking up right after the current one-cent Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax...

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Drug Operation Leads To Arrests, Charges

November 7, 2013

Four people face charges after a drug investigation last week. Mountain Judicial Circuit N.C.I.S. Drug Team agents, working together with the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office Uniform Patrol and Criminal Investigations Divisions, Toccoa Police Department Uniform Patrol and Criminal Investigation Divisions, and the Habersham County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit, conducted an undercover drug operation in...

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SCSO Announces Theft Arrests

November 7, 2013

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office said four people face theft charges in connection to two different incidents. First, Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that his office arrested two men recently after investigating the theft of more than $7000 in stolen items from a local business. Shirley said items like truck bumpers, batteries, large...

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