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Son of Hart Co. Commission Chair Pleads Guilty in Shooting

December 4, 2012

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia More than six years since the crime occurred, the son of Hart County Commission Chair R.C. Oglesby pleads guilty to going on a shooting rampage at a Hartwell hamburger stand. On Friday, 38-year old Frederick L. Oglesby pleaded guilty to three counts of felony aggravated assault and two...

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Busy Christmas Week in Toccoa

December 3, 2012
Busy Christmas Week in Toccoa

Toccoa kicks off the holiday season. Downtown Toccoa hosted Christmasfest on Friday night. Santa, carriage rides, a live nativity, church walk, and entertainment were all part of the festivities. Toccoa Main Street Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said that the evening went very well. “It was a beautiful night because it was a little nippy,...

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Toys for Tots Program Underway in NE Ga.

December 3, 2012

The Marine Corps is once again seeking “Toys for Tots” this holiday season. The annual holiday program to help collect toys for families and children in need during the Christmas season is underway. Don Alexander is the Toys for Tots Coordinator for Stephens, Franklin, Hart, Elbert, Habersham, and White counties. He said the need...

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Fatal Wreck on I-85 in Franklin Co. Friday Night

December 3, 2012

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Authorities in Franklin County are hoping dental records and a vehicle identification number will help them identify the driver of an 18-wheeler killed Friday night in a fiery crash on Interstate 85. Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas said Saturday the driver’s remains were sent to the GBI Crime...

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Phase III Landfill Closure To Take Longer

December 3, 2012

The final phase of work involved with officially closing the Stephens County Landfill will take a little longer than first planned. Last Tuesday, Stephens County Commissioners unanimously approved an extension of 60 days in the Phase III landfill closure contract with Fort Lamar Services, LLC. Harbin Engineering, the firm working with the county on...

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Stephens Co. Hospital Employees Entered in Statewide Logo Contest

December 3, 2012

Three Stephens County Hospital employees will have Patient Safety Week logos submitted to the statewide competition. Angela Jackson, Meg Thomason, and Cheri Clary were the hospital winners of the Patient Safety Week Logo Contest at Stephens County Hospital, sponsored by the Georgia Hospital Association. The Quality And Patient Safety branch of the Georgia Hospital...

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Multiple Injuries in By-pass Wreck Friday

November 30, 2012

Multiple people are injured after a three-vehicle accident this morning on the Toccoa By-pass. The accident occurred around 11:30 a.m. According to the Toccoa post of the Georgia State Patrol, a 2007 Dodge Caravan driven by 61-year-old Hilda Jean Smallwood of Cornelia was traveling north on the by-pass, while a 2000 Chevy Impala driven...

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UPDATED Stephens Co. Jury Duty Announcement

November 30, 2012

Stephens County Clerk of Court Tim Quick said Thursday that jurors scheduled to report in Stephens County on Monday, December 3 do not have to report.  

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State Says Prison Labor Will Remain Available After Whitworth Switch

November 30, 2012

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Georgia Department of Corrections says that it will offer prison work details once Whitworth Detention Center in Hartwell changes to an all-female facility. The prison is currently a male facility, but will be switching to an all-female prison. Georgia Department of Corrections spokeswoman Gwendolyn Hogan said that...

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Busy Christmas Weekend in Toccoa

November 30, 2012

A busy Christmas weekend awaits in Toccoa and Stephens County. Tonight is the annual “Christmasfest” in downtown Toccoa. That will run from 5 to 8 p.m. Main Street Toccoa Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said there will be some new activities during Christmasfest for people to enjoy. “New this year is a Christmas Sage Market...

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