Franklin Co. Jail Escapees Back in Custody

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Two escapees from the Franklin County Detention Center are now back behind bars. The men escaped about 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday. According to Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas, law enforcement from several jurisdictions joined in the search, including the Lavonia Police Department, as well as canine units from Lee Arrendale State Prison, and officers […]

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GDOT Names New District Engineer

The Georgia Department of Transportation names a Cumming man as the new District Engineer for the 21 counties in northeast Georgia that makeup District One of the DOT. Georgia DOT Commissioner Keith Golden recently announced the appointment of Brent Cook to that position. Cook replaces Bayne Smith, who now serves as Georgia DOT’s Director of Field Services, supervising operations in […]

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Vogel Stops in Stephens Co.

One of the two men running for the 9th District Congressional seat in northeast Georgia stops in Stephens County. Dr. David Vogel came through Toccoa Tuesday as part of his 500-mile bike tour of the entire 9th District. Vogel started his journey back on September 2. He said the trip is going well so far. “The only problem has been […]

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Collins Introduces ISIL-Related Legislation

Incumbent 9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins is introducing a piece of legislation he says will work towards stopping and ultimately ending the threat of Islamic State terrorism. This week, Collins introduced the “End Financing to ISIL Act.” Collins said that act would require a classified report to Congress from the State and Treasury Departments identifying individuals in foreign countries […]

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Search Warrant Leads to Three Arrests

The execution of an arrest warrant at a Stephens County home on one person leads to the apprehension of three people in all. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said his office and the U.S. Marshal’s Office served an arrest warrant at a residence on Furman Street in Toccoa Friday seeking 27-year-old Timothy Mroz of Carter Drive in Toccoa on a […]

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Stephens Co. Hospital Names Employee of Year

Stephens County Hospital names its Employee of the Year. The hospital handed out the annual award at its Service Awards Banquet last week. This year’s Employee of the Year at Stephens County Hospital is Lenora Scott-Moore, who works in Patient Registration. Stephens County Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell said the award is one chosen by the employees at the hospital. “Our […]

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TCC To Hold Hearing on Proposed Extended Stay Ordinance Next Week

The Toccoa City Commission is expected to hear public comment on a proposed ordinance that would put regulations on hotels and motels in the city that consider themselves extended stay facilities next week. A public hearing on the proposed ordinance is scheduled for the Toccoa City Commission’s meeting on Tuesday, September 23. Under the proposed ordinance discussed by the city […]

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Ga. Law Enforcement Increasing Patrol on I-85 This Week

Georgia is taking part in a multi-state high visibility traffic enforcement campaign along Interstate 85 this week. The Motor Carrier Compliance Division said it is participating in the 72-hour campaign to target unsafe driving behaviors among commercial vehicle drivers through a partnership with the South Carolina Department of Public Safety. They are calling the campaign, “Operation D.R.I.V.E.” It starts today […]

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