Stephens Co. Board of Education Meets Today

The Stephens County Board of Education is scheduled to meet later today. This is the Board of Education’s regularly scheduled monthly meeting for October. Today’s scheduled Board of Education meeting is set to begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Tugaloo Building of the Stephens County School System Administrative Offices on Mize Road. The Stephens County Board of Education meeting is […]

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Sinkhole Repairs On SR 51 Almost Complete

Work to repair a Hart County highway is on pace to wrap up this week. The Georgia Department of Transportation said that it expects to finish repairs on the State Route 51 sinkhole this Friday, if the weather continues to cooperate. Repairs were delayed in recent weeks because of rain. However, Georgia DOT District Engineer Brent Cook said that work […]

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Stephens, Franklin Counties March for Babies

Local residents gather to again march for babies. The annual Stephens-Franklin County March for Babies to benefit the March of Dimes took place Saturday at Tugaloo State Park in Franklin County. Volunteers and participants from both counties gathered to walk to raise awareness for the March of Dimes and celebrate the completion of another fundraising campaign. They did so under […]

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Workforce Development Career Coach in Toccoa Today

A mobile unit designed to help people with their job searches will be in Stephens County today. The Georgia Mountains Regional Commission Workforce Development Career Coach will visit the Toccoa-Stephens County Library today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The library is located on West Savannah Street in Toccoa. Workforce Development Trainer Micah Thomas said that the mobile unit is […]

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DOT Announces Weekly Routine Maintenance

The Georgia Department of Transportation will conduct routine maintenance in a number of area counties this coming week. No work is planned for Stephens County. However, on Interstate 85 in Banks County, a crew will remove and re-pour damaged concrete slabs in the outside or right lane of I-85 north beginning north of Exit 149 starting on Monday. The DOT […]

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Former Lavonia Police Chief Jimmy Bennett Remembered

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Local law enforcement officials are remembering former Lavonia Police Chief Jimmy Bennett. Bennett passed away October 11 after a long illness and one former co-worker says he will be missed. Lavonia Mayor Ralph Owens served with Bennett when he was in the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department and as a Lavonia Police officer. Owens said […]

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City Loop Trail Unveiled

Local officials gather to unveil a new walking trail in Toccoa. Officials unveiled the City Loop Trail on Thursday at one of its starting points, the Rotary Park, located next to the Foothills Center on Big A Road. The trail is a joint effort of the Stephens County High School Interact Club, Leadership Toccoa-Stephens County class, Toccoa Rotary Club, and […]

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Martin Man Arrested for Stealing Mail

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A Martin man sits in the Franklin County Jail, charged with stealing mail out of people’s mailboxes. Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Chief Investigator Jimmy LeCroy said the arrest happened last week in the Gumlog Community. According to LeCroy, 37-year old Vernon Chad McIntyre of Martin was arrested after Franklin County officers received multiple complaints […]

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Hydrant Flushing Continues in Toccoa

Hydrant flushing continues on the Toccoa water system for the remainder of this month. City water department crews started opening and flushing fire hydrants throughout the Toccoa water system on the evening of Sunday, October 5. The hydrant flushing is expected to continue through Thursday, October 30. According to city officials, this “free-flow” operation flushes out possible sediment build-up and […]

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