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Forest Service Releasing Mobile App

August 12, 2013

The Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest is going mobile. The Forest Service announced recently that the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest has released its first mobile app that helps visitors locate recreational activities on the two national forests in Georgia. According to the Forest Service, the app is free and delivers information about 49 recreation sites. In addition,...

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Franklin Co. Commission Tables Commissioners’ Health Insurance Question

August 12, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County is tabling for now the issue of whether Franklin County Commissioners should receive county-paid health insurance while the county attorney researches the matter. At a recent meeting, Franklin County Commisioner Robert Franklin motioned to approve the plan, which was seconded by commissioner David Strickland. However, before...

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Jurors in Stephens County Must Report

August 12, 2013

Jurors scheduled to report today in Stephens Co. must report as scheduled, said Stephens Co. Clerk of Court Tim Quick.

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Shelter Fundraiser Approaching on August 24

August 9, 2013

Time remains to sign up for this year’s “Jailhouse Rock” fundraiser to benefit the Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter. This year’s fundraiser is set for Saturday, August 24 at the Currahee Campus of North Georgia Technical College and is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. The August 24 date is a new one after it...

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Rain Causes Two Sanitary Sewer Spills in Stephens Co.

August 9, 2013

City of Toccoa officials said Thursday that excessive inflow from heavy rains caused two sanitary sewer spills Wednesday afternoon at two different liftstations in Stephens County. According to announcements from the city of Toccoa, the spills both started between 12:30 and 1 p.m. Wednesday. The first overflow came from at a manhole just outside...

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Franklin Co. Authorities Seek Toccoa Man in Armed Robbery

August 9, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Authorities in Franklin County said a Toccoa man is one of two suspects being sought in connection with an armed robbery last week in the Gumlog community outside of Lavonia. Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas identified that suspect as 26-year-old Reco Marshall. “Reco is wanted by the Franklin...

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Wilkinson Co-Hosts Ag Summit

August 9, 2013

50th District State Senator John Wilkinson said a recent summit on agriculture went well. Wilkinson and Elberton-areaState Representative Tom McCall co-hosted the Joint Agriculture Chairman Ag Issues Summit in Perry on Tuesday. According to officials, legislators joined with agriculture community advocates to listen and learn on a variety of topics. They included Georgia Agriculture...

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Back to School Sales Tax Holiday Underway in Ga.

August 9, 2013

Area residents can save a little money this weekend on back-to-school items as a new school year draws ever closer in StephensCounty. Today and Saturday marks the “back-to-school” sales tax-free holiday weekend. According to the Georgia Department of Revenue, clothing and footwear with a sales price of $100 or less per item will be...

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Police Blotter

August 9, 2013

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a vehicle reported stolen was found missing many of its parts. According to a report on file, the Sheriff’s Office responded to the Wildlife Management Area in the area of Bend ‘n Hickory in reference to a stolen vehicle recovery. The victim said that he had...

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More Than Four Inches of Rain Wednesday in Downtown Toccoa

August 8, 2013
More Than Four Inches of Rain Wednesday in Downtown Toccoa

Stephens County is drying out after a prolonged period of heavy rain in Stephens County Wednesday. Downtown Toccoa received more than four inches of rain between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. Wednesday, with much of that coming between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. That heavy rain in the county caused numerous areas of high water and...

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