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Stephens Co. Trail Getting Grant Money for Repairs

April 8, 2013

A Stephens County trail will receive grant money to help with repairs. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources announced last week that the U.S. Forest Service’s Frady Branch trail system is getting a $100,000 grant. The Frady Branch Trail System is located in the Lake Russell Wildlife Management Area off of Highway 184 in...

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Fatal Habersham Accident Under Investigation

April 5, 2013

A Toccoa woman is dead after a two-car accident Wednesday evening in Habersham County. Habersham authorities stated that 23-year-old Haley Amber Holmes of Toccoa died in the accident at the intersection of Antioch Church Road and Glade Creek Parkway. The Toccoa post of the Georgia State Patrol reported the accident occurred just after 10...

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Local Officials React To Hwy. 17 Announcement

April 5, 2013

Local officials are reacting to the state Department of Transportation’s announcement that the Highway 17 widening project is headed towards construction later this year. Wednesday, the Georgia DOT announced that construction would begin this summer on the widening of Highway 17 to a four-lane divided highway between the Franklin-Stephens County line and Memorial Drive...

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Toccoa Police Announce Arrests for Making False Statements to Police

April 5, 2013

Toccoa Police said that three people face charges after allegedly making false statements to police. According to Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell, two incidents have occurred in recent weeks. In one incident, Jarrell said that a man reported to police that his gun was stolen from his brother’s vehicle at a local store. Jarrell...

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Spa and Salon Anastasia Holds Ribbon Cutting

April 5, 2013
Spa and Salon Anastasia Holds Ribbon Cutting

The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce holds a ribbon cutting for a local spa and salon. The Chamber gathered for a ribbon cutting Thursday at Spa and Salon Anastasia in downtown Toccoa. Owner Rebekah Harris said that the spa and salon opened a little over a year ago. “We are an organic spa and...

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Toccoa Student Among NGTC SkillsUSA Winners

April 5, 2013

A Toccoa student at North Georgia Technical College is one of nine headed to the national SkillsUSA contest later this year. Jamie Mayes of Toccoa took first place in Marine Service Technology at last month’s Georgia SkillsUSA competition. Mayes is one of nine first place winners that will participate in June’s national competition in...

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Lavonia Testing Fire Hydrants

April 5, 2013

By WLHR Radio, Lavonia If you live in or around the city of Lavonia, expect to see firefighters working on the city’s fire hydrants over the weekend. Crews with the Lavonia Fire Department will be releasing water from all of the fire hydrants. Chad Marcengill with the Lavonia Fire Department says the process is...

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Highway 17 Widening Moving Forward As DOT Awards Project

April 4, 2013

Stephens County receives good news on the Highway 17 project. The Georgia Department of Transportation announced Wednesday that it had officially awarded both phases of the Highway 17 widening project. The two phases of the project, which will create a four-lane divided Highway 17 between the Franklin-Stephens County line and Memorial Drive in Toccoa,...

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SCSO Arrests Three on Child Molestation, Other Charges

April 4, 2013

A multi-agency child abuse investigation in Stephens County leads to three arrests. According to Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley, the investigation involved his office, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, and the Mountain Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office. Shirley said the investigation took about three weeks and resulted in arrests last month. “Three individuals in...

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Powell Reacts to Corps Caucus Creation

April 4, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin and Hart County State Representative Alan Powell is reacting to Doug Collins’ announcement regarding a new Corps of Engineers’ Reform Caucus. Collins announced this week that he was chairing the new group, which is designed to help come up with ideas to reform the way the Corps...

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