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Stephens Commission Meeting Today

May 14, 2013

The Stephens County Commission will gather this morning for a regularly scheduled meeting and work session. County commissioners will start at 8:30 a.m. in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. At 8:30 a.m., county commissioners will hold a work session on the scheduled agenda items. Following the work...

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Ga. DOT Announces Area Road Work

May 14, 2013

The Georgia Department of Transportation is announcing road work for this week in Stephens and surrounding counties. In Stephens County, the DOT said that a crew will be sealing cracks that developed in the asphalt on State Route 365. Work is also scheduled in neighboring counties as well. The DOT said a crew will...

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Royston Receives Economic Opportunity Zone Status

May 14, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Over two years of hard work to be designated an economic opportunity zone has finally paid off for the City of Royston. This week, Royston learned that the Georgia Department of Community Affairs has approved the city for Economic Opportunity Zone tax credits. Royston city officials have spent...

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Stephens, Franklin Counties March for Babies Kicks Off

May 13, 2013

Organizers kick off the 2013 March for Babies to benefit the March of Dimes. A kick-off breakfast for the October 19 Stephens and Franklin County March for Babies at Tugaloo State Park took place last Wednesday at the Toccoa First United Methodist Church. The March for Babies raises money yearly for the March of...

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SPLOST VI Meeting Today

May 13, 2013

Representatives from Stephens County and its municipalities will get back together this morning to continue discussions on SPLOST VI. Stephens County representatives, along with representatives from Toccoa, Martin, and Avalon are scheduled to meet at 9 a.m. at Toccoa City Hall for their second meeting. Those officials are discussing proposals for splitting and spending...

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Calico Country Store Holds Ribbon Cutting

May 13, 2013

A Stephens County store celebrates new ownership. The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday to celebrate new ownership at the Calico Country Store near Lake Hartwell in the Martin area. Rebecca Lambert is the new owner of the Calico Country Store. She said she is excited to continue providing food,...

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Top Five Banquet Tuesday in Toccoa

May 13, 2013

Final preparations are underway for this year’s Toccoa Rotary Club Top Five Banquet. The Top Five Banquet will take place Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Stephens County High School in the Arrowhead Café dining facilities. The annual banquet recognizes graduating seniors from Stephens County High School who have performed academically in the top five...

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FCSO Says Toccoa Couple Burglarized Two Churches

May 13, 2013

More information is available on a Toccoa couple charged in burglaries in both Stephens and Franklin counties. Stephens County authorities arrested 22-year-old Megan Spearman and 23-year-old Joshua Spearman May 5 in connection to an alleged vehicle break-in at First Alliance Church of Toccoa. According to Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley, the couple is suspected...

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DEA, FCSO Search Carnesville House

May 13, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Authorities looking for a possible connection to an illegal drug operation swarmed a Carnesville house last week. It happened last Tuesday evening at a home on Keller Road off State Route 320. Neighbors say several Franklin County Sheriff’s deputies and agents with the DEA descended on a home...

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Search Warrant Leads to Arrest

May 10, 2013

Authorities in Stephens County say they have arrested one person after serving a search warrant that was connected to a manhunt in Hart County that resulted in two arrests. Hart County authorities arrested 29-year old Brandon Wayne Arnold and 25-year old Heather Elaine Frankum of Seneca, South Carolina after a daylong manhunt Tuesday. According...

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