Bond Hearing Scheduled in Lanier Shooting Death Case

A 15-year-old charged with the shooting death of his mother in Stephens County last week is scheduled to have a court appearance next week. Court records indicate that the teen is scheduled to appear in Stephens County Superior Court on Wednesday, October 15 for a bond hearing. Mountain Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge Russell Smith is scheduled to preside over […]

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Pre-K Week Marked in Stephens Co.

Georgia marks its annual Pre-K week. 50th District State Senator John Wilkinson read to Pre-K students at Eastanollee Elementary School Wednesday as part of Pre-K week activities in Georgia. Wilkinson said it Pre-K is an important part of the educational system in Georgia. “Obviously, it is a very important time in a child’s life,” said Wilkinson. “It really gives them […]

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Family Connection Plans Fundraiser

A local organization designed to help children and families in Stephens County is holding its annual Fall fundraiser in a few weeks. Family Connection of Stephens County is holding a fundraising event on November 1. This year, the organization is doing “Are you smarter than a Stephens County 5th grader?” Family Connection Coordinator Allyson Warren said the event will be […]

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Georgia Marks Fire Prevention Week

Georgia is marking Fire Prevention Week this week. State Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is using this week to make sure that Georgia residents have working smoke alarms in their homes. Georgia law requires a smoke alarm in every home and Commissioner Hudgens said people should install working smoke alarms on every level of the home, as well […]

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Franklin BOC Votes To Provide Health Insurance Option For Commissioners

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Beginning in January, Franklin County Commissioners will have the option of signing up for county health insurance. Despite ongoing objections from two commissioners, at their regular meeting Monday, Commissioner David Strickland motioned to offer the insurance.  In his motion, Strickland emphasized the coverage was not mandatory. Strickland’s motion was seconded by Commissioner Bob Franklin. […]

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NGTC Currahee Campus Unveils New Health Care Wing

North Georgia Technical College unveils a new wing designed for students entering the health care industry in northeast Georgia. The school cut the ribbon and officially unveiled its new health care wing at the Currahee Campus at a ceremony on Tuesday. The 31,000 square foot addition at the campus on Highway 17 between Toccoa and Martin in Stephens County will […]

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Animal Shelter Still Crowded

The Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter continues to deal with overcrowding at its facility. Shelter Director Jeff Roberts updated the shelter board on that during its monthly meeting on Monday. Roberts said that the shelter has continued to see a significant increase in the number of animals coming into the shelter this year. He said that 42 percent more animals have […]

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GSP Releases More Info on Monday Accident

More information is available on Monday’s fatal accident in Stephens County. 31-year-old Casey Neal Smith of Toccoa died as a result of the accident that occurred at about 2:15 p.m. Monday on Georgia Highway 106 in the area of Old Mize Road in Stephens County. The Georgia State Patrol said Smith was driving a Honda Accord southbound on Highway 106 […]

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Feds To Investigate Habersham Drug Raid

Federal authorities say they are now going to investigate the Habersham County drug raid that injured a young child. U.S. Northern District Attorney Sally Quillian Yates said that federal authorities have been participating in the investigation of this incident and now that a state grand jury has declined to return an indictment, her office will review the matter for possible […]

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