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Arrest Made in Lavonia Smash and Grab

December 14, 2012

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Police have arrested a Lavonia man for the smash and grab burglary of a convenience store. It happened December 2 at the Royal Food Store at the corner of State Routes 59 and 328. Lavonia Police Chief Bruce Carlisle said the entire incident was captured on surveillance video....

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Lavonia Holds First Budget Reading

December 14, 2012

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Lavonia City Council is one step closer to passing the city’s Fiscal Year 2013 budget. At a called session Monday evening, the council heard the first reading of the budget. The Lavonia fiscal year begins on January 1. Lavonia City Manager Gary Fesperman told the council that...

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Reception Today To Honor Michelle Austin

December 14, 2012

The Toccoa-Stephens County Public Library Board has announced that the community is invited to a reception to be held today from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Toccoa-Stephens County Library meeting room in honor of Library Manager Michelle Austin, who is retiring at the end of the month. Last month, the library board unanimously...

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NGTC Selects EAGLE Delegate

December 14, 2012

Three students from the North Georgia Technical College Adult Education Program were honored as Exceptional Adult Georgian in Literacy Education, or EAGLE, winners recently. Cheryl Tooch of Stephens County, Kelly Johnson of Franklin County, and Morgan Ray of Habersham County competed for the honor of being the NGTC delegate and Johnson was selected to...

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Toccoa Police Announces Arrests In Battery Thefts

December 13, 2012

Two people face charges after the Toccoa Police Department arrested them in connection to a string of vehicle battery thefts recently in both the city and Stephens County. According to Toccoa Police Department Interim Chief Tim Jarrell, 17-year-old Brandon Kyle Taylor of Toccoa and 24-year-old Rodney Lorenzo Waldon of Toccoa were arrested in connection...

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SCSO Announces Series of Arrests

December 13, 2012

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office is announcing a series of arrests. First, Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said a Stephens County man has been arrested in connection to a reported theft at a Big A Road business. Shirley said that the Sheriff’s Office was called to the business in connection to a reported incident...

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Toccoa Continues Occupation Tax Ordinance Discussion

December 13, 2012

Toccoa City Commissioners continue to discuss the city’s occupation tax ordinance. City commissioners discussed proposed changes to the ordinance at a work session on Monday. During Monday’s work session, the city commission discussed a number of different topics related to the ordinance. One of those was reporting of a business’s gross receipts. The city...

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Second Suspect Still Being Sought In Martin Light Damage

December 13, 2012
Second Suspect Still Being Sought In Martin Light Damage

Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said authorities are still looking for a second suspect in connection with damage to the Martin Christmas light display last week. Shirley said that the suspect, whose identity has not been released, remains at large. The sheriff did say that the suspect is from Franklin County. Shirley added that...

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Indictment Against Franklin Co. Probate Judge Thrown Out

December 13, 2012

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A judge has thrown out the indictment against Franklin County Probate Judge Eddie Fowler. Fowler was indicted in September on one count of misdemeanor sexual battery after being arrested in late August. During a hearing November 29, in Franklin County Superior Court, Fowler’s attorney, Daniel Moore asked the...

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Wilbros Suit Hearing Recessed; Consent Order Now Court Order

December 12, 2012

The final consent order for the Wilbros facility on Rose Lane signed by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division on Monday will now be an official court order. Tuesday afternoon, Judge Robert Adamson issued a verbal order that the EPD consent order would now be a court order subject to enforcement as with any other...

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