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Lavonia Woman Charged After Boarding School Bus

February 8, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A Lavonia woman faces charges after she allegedly boarded a Franklin County School bus and confronted the driver. It happened Monday at about 7 a.m. on Poole Street in Lavonia. Lavonia Police Chief Bruce Carlisle said that 36-year-old Tabitha Mitchell Simmons of Grogan Street was angry because the...

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Georgia Marking Prescribed Fire Awareness Week

February 8, 2013

The state of Georgia is using this week to call attention to the benefits of prescribed fires and burning. Governor Nathan Deal has declared this week Prescribed Fire Awareness Week in Georgia. Officials said that prescribed fire is a safe way to apply a natural process, ensure ecosystem health, and reduce wildfire risk. According...

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Toccoa City Commission Continues To Discuss Water Rate Hike for County Customers

February 7, 2013

Toccoa City Commissioners continue to discuss what to do about a proposal to increase the differential in water rates between customers who live inside the city limits of Toccoa and those who live outside the city limits in Stephens County. At Monday’s city commission work session, Toccoa City Manager Mike Jackson said that a...

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Stephens Co. To Honor STAR Student, Teacher Today

February 7, 2013

The Stephens County School System will recognize its STAR student and teacher this afternoon at Stephens County High School. The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce says this year’s STAR student is Annabelle Zhuno. She then selected her 11th grade SAT preparation class teacher Carolyn Frady as her STAR teacher. The Student Teacher Achivement Recognition...

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Franklin Co. Woman Charged in Infant Death

February 7, 2013
Franklin Co. Woman Charged in Infant Death

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A Lavonia woman is behind bars charged with murder in the death of her two-month baby last month. On Tuesday, agents with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and Franklin County Sheriff’s Office investigators arrested 21-year old Cheyenne Nicole Burtch of 10234 Highway 59, Lavonia. Burtch is charged with...

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SCSO Arrests One for Vehicle Theft

February 7, 2013

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office is reporting an arrest in connection to a recent vehicle theft. Sheriff Randy Shirley said that on Sunday, deputies responded to the area of Big A Road in reference to a report of a stolen vehicle. According to Shirley, the victim told deputies that he was inside his house...

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Stephens Co. Issues Reminder About E-911 Posting Ordinance

February 7, 2013

Stephens County officials are issuing a reminder for residents to make sure their E-911 addresses are posted properly. County officials indicate that beginning on April 1, the county will begin citing and issuing fines for penalties for violation of the E-911 posting ordinance. According to Stephens County ordinances, the address shall be posted and...

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Toccoa, YMCA Talk Doyle Street Pool

February 6, 2013

Discussions will continue regarding the opening of the Doyle Street Pool in Toccoa this summer. Monday, Toccoa-Stephens County YMCA CEO Robin Dake appeared before Toccoa City Commissioners to request an increase in the management fee that the city pays the YMCA to operate the pool. Currently, that management fee is $25,000. Dake said the...

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Toccoa Looking At Re-financing GEFA Debt

February 6, 2013

Toccoa City Commissioners are considering re-financing the city’s debt with the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority to save money. During a Monday work session, Brian Ubell from Robert W. Baird and Company of Atlanta appeared before city commissioners to talk about the possibility of re-financing the city’s GEFA debt. As of January 1, the city...

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Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest

February 6, 2013

A Toccoa woman faces drug charges after a traffic stop in Eastanollee last week. According to Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley, deputies stopped a vehicle on Highway 17 south near Whispering Pines Road for an expired tag on January 31. During the stop, Shirley said deputies first discovered that the tag had been expired...

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