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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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Wilkinson Co-Hosts Ag Summit

August 9, 2013

50th District State Senator John Wilkinson said a recent summit on agriculture went well. Wilkinson and Elberton-areaState Representative Tom McCall co-hosted the Joint Agriculture Chairman Ag Issues Summit in Perry on Tuesday. According to officials, legislators joined with agriculture community advocates to listen and learn on a variety of topics. They included Georgia Agriculture...

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Back to School Sales Tax Holiday Underway in Ga.

August 9, 2013

Area residents can save a little money this weekend on back-to-school items as a new school year draws ever closer in StephensCounty. Today and Saturday marks the “back-to-school” sales tax-free holiday weekend. According to the Georgia Department of Revenue, clothing and footwear with a sales price of $100 or less per item will be...

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Police Blotter

August 9, 2013

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a vehicle reported stolen was found missing many of its parts. According to a report on file, the Sheriff’s Office responded to the Wildlife Management Area in the area of Bend ‘n Hickory in reference to a stolen vehicle recovery. The victim said that he had...

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More Than Four Inches of Rain Wednesday in Downtown Toccoa

August 8, 2013
More Than Four Inches of Rain Wednesday in Downtown Toccoa

Stephens County is drying out after a prolonged period of heavy rain in Stephens County Wednesday. Downtown Toccoa received more than four inches of rain between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. Wednesday, with much of that coming between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. That heavy rain in the county caused numerous areas of high water and...

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Wilbros Hearing Postponed

August 8, 2013

A hearing originally scheduled for Wednesday in the Wilbros’ civil suit case will take place at a later date after the judge postponed it. Officials said that Judge Robert Adamson contacted both sides at about 10 p.m. Tuesday to postpone the hearing that was to take place Wednesday morning in Stephens County Superior Court....

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Franklin Co. Still Considering Voting Precinct Consolidation Plan

August 8, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Franklin County Board of Elections is considering whether its idea of consolidating 13 voting precincts down to four is the plan they’re going to stick with – that after hearing from some voters at a public hearing. Dozens of concerned citizens packed the JusticeCenter in Carnesville Tuesday...

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Police Blotter

August 8, 2013

The Toccoa Police Department is announcing a number of drug arrests. According to a report on file, an officer was on patrol back on July 24 when he viewed a vehicle with no tag lights and stopped it at the intersection of Broad and Whitman streets. The report states that Justin Z. McDonald of...

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One Injured in Monday Wreck

August 8, 2013

Authorities said one person was taken to the hospital after an accident earlier this week on Currahee Street. The accident occurred at about 1:20 p.m. Monday around mile marker 61 on Currahee   Street in Stephens County. According to the Toccoa post of the Georgia State Patrol, 23-year-old Brandon Crowe of Toccoa was traveling...

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Stephens Co. Land Use Committee Continues Work

August 7, 2013

Stephens County’s Land Use Regulation Committee continues to move closer to having a proposed land use plan to put on the table. The committee met Tuesday at the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. Committee members received an updated draft of the current proposed plan, which is now headed for review by the...

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