Toccoa Commission Meeting Today

The Toccoa City Commission will wrap up its calendar year later today with a regularly scheduled meeting. Toccoa City Commissioners will meet at 5 p.m. today at Toccoa City Hall for their final scheduled meeting of 2016. City commissioners moved this meeting up a week since December 26 is a city holiday. On today’s agenda, the city commission is expected […]

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Bell Speaks on Recent Ga. Police Shootings

Peace Officers Association of Georgia President and Stephens County Commissioner Dennis Bell is speaking out after two officers were shot and injured in Lavonia this week. Bell, who is also the Police Chief in the Madison County town of Comer, made his comments not only after the Lavonia incident, but also after a week in which six police officers were […]

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Hospital Announces Christmas Card Contest Winner

Stephens County Hospital recognizes a local student for winning its annual Christmas Card contest. Thursday, hospital officials went to Toccoa Elementary School to congratulate 4th grader Luke Duncan on winning this year’s Christmas Card contest. Each year, 4th and 5th graders submit artwork that the hospital chooses from and the winning design is used on the front of the hospital’s […]

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Jarrell Issues Counterfeit Bill Warning

Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell is asking area retailers to be on the lookout for counterfeit bills this holiday season. Jarrell said that the Toccoa Police Department has been receiving several counterfeit bills in denominations of $5 and $20. He said the police department is asking everyone to check money they receive, especially restaurants who deliver. According to Jarrell, most […]

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Lavonia Holding Vigil Sunday for Law Enforcement

Throughout the week many have been looking for ways to show their support for the Lavonia police force in the wake of Monday’s shooting. Lavonia Police Chief Bruce Carlisle said Pleasant Hill Baptist Church is planning a candlelight vigil in Lavonia at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday.  It has been moved to the Lavonia Elementary School gymnasium because of the threat […]

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Franklin Co. Chase Leads to Wreck, Fatality

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A high-speed chase Wednesday afternoon down Interstate 85 ends with a fatality. Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas said it began when his deputies spotted a silver vehicle with Tennessee tags speeding down the Interstate. “The driver of the vehicle refused to stop,” said Thomas. “Deputies activated their blue lights and sirens. The chase began.” […]

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Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Arrest

A traffic stop leads to two drug arrests in Stephens County. It happened last Thursday at about 4:50 a.m. on Big A Road. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said deputies stopped a vehicle for having a suspended registration. Shirley said both the driver and passenger became very nervous and talkative. He added that the driver told the deputy there was […]

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Salvation Army Looking For Donations

The Toccoa-Stephens County branch of the Salvation Army is looking for the community’s help to make the holiday season brighter for some area children. According to Lt. Melody Moran with the Salvation Army in Toccoa, the distribution for the Salvation Army’s local Angel Tree program is coming up on Friday and more donations are needed. She said that 150 children […]

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Arrest Announced in Monday Chase

A foot chase Monday in Stephens County leads to one arrest. According to Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley, it started at about 9 a.m. Monday when deputies responded to a vacant home on Georgia Highway 106 near Old Mize Road regarding a burglary in progress. Shirley said that deputies arrived and began questioning a man and woman that were at […]

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NGTC Names New Currahee Campus Director

A Franklin County native will take over as the next director of the Currahee Campus of North Georgia Technical College. The school announced that current North Georgia Technical College Director of Economic Development Tim Bennett will assume duties as the Currahee Campus Director beginning next month. Current Currahee Campus Director Greg Roach is retiring at the end of the month […]

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