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Woman Found Guilty in Franklin Co. Murder Trial

August 13, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A woman convicted in the stabbing and beating death of an elderly Lavonia man now awaits sentencing. On Friday, a Franklin County jury found 39-year old Marian Owens guilty of felony murder, malice murder, and two counts of aggravated assault in the death of 71-year old Tommy Cleveland...

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Toccoa City Commission To Meet Today

August 12, 2013

Toccoa City Commissioners are expected to set the city’s millage rate at a meeting later today. City commissioners will hold their first regularly scheduled meeting for August at 5 p.m. today at Toccoa City Hall. The city commission has proposed keeping the millage rate at an even 6 mills in 2013, the same rate...

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Rep. Collins To Be In Toccoa Thursday

August 12, 2013

9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins will appear in Stephens County later this week. Collins is hosting a “Coffee with the Congressman” event in Toccoa on Thursday. The Hall County Republican will be at the Java Station on BigĀ A Road in Toccoa from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The announcement stated Collins will use...

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DNR Releases Georgia Hunting Seasons and Regulations Guide

August 12, 2013

Area hunters can now take a look at the latest state hunting regulations. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources announced last week that the 2013-2014 Georgia Hunting Seasons and Regulations Guide is now available to the public. DNR Spokeswoman Melissa Cummings said the guide provides hunters in Georgia with a wealth of important information....

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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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