Illinois Fugitive Arrested in Toccoa

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office assists in the arrest of an out-of-state fugitive in Toccoa. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said his office’s DELTA unit was called to assist U.S. Marshals in the arrest of 29-year-old Richard W. Taylor of Trenton, Illinois last week. Shirley said authorities caught up with Taylor at an Avon Street residence in Toccoa to arrest […]

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Toccoa City Commission Meeting Today

Toccoa City Commissioners have a busy day planned. Today, city commissioners will meet for both a retreat and a regular meeting. The retreat will begin at 12 p.m. and take place in the Mitchell Allen Meeting Room in downtown Toccoa. During the retreat, the city commission will first look back at accomplishments by department during the year 2014. Then, the […]

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TFC Offering First Responder Tuition Discount

Toccoa Falls College said it is offering 50 percent off tuition to all full time emergency first responders. The school made the announcement earlier this month in recognition of National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. TFC President Dr. Robert Myers said the school wanted to do something tangible for all first responders including police officers, fire fighters, and emergency medical personnel. […]

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Stephens Co. BOE Finalizes Cuts, Adjusts Calendar

The Stephens County school system finalizes the laying off of about 30 employees. On Thursday, the Stephens County Board of Education voted 6 to 1 to approve a Human Resources Report that included the termination of 28 classified employees and the resignation of 1 classified employee. Board member Rodney Moore, Jr. was again the lone Board member to vote against […]

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Toccoa Holds Main Street Awards

The Toccoa Main Street program honors businesses and individuals for their efforts downtown. Thursday, Toccoa held its annual Main Street Awards Reception at the Schaefer Center. Main Street Toccoa Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said the awards reception allows them to recognize people for their hard work over the last year. “Each one of these winners was chosen because of their […]

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Two FCHS Students Killed, One Injured in Wreck

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County High School is mourning the loss of two students this week. Wednesday afternoon, two Franklin County High School seniors, identified as 17-year old Timothy Hartman of Canon and 17-year old Maleke Moon of Canon were killed in a car accident. Georgia State Patrol Hartwell Post Commander Sergeant Al Whitworth said it happened […]

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SCSO Arrests Four For Theft

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office makes four arrests in connection to a theft this week at a local textile business. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley says that 61-year-old William Marvin Pruitt of Valley Road in Toccoa and 31-year-old Adam Kyle Drinkwater of Valley Road in Toccoa entered the property of the textile company at around 3 a.m. on Monday. Shirley […]

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