Three-Year-Old Bitten By Dog in Franklin Co.

By Charles Robertson, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County Sheriff’s Office deputies respond to a dog bite call. According to Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas, it happened Wednesday afternoon. “Wednesday afternoon, 911 dispatch gave a call to the deputies about a small child who had been bitten by a dog,” said Thomas. “Deputies arrived at Crane trailer park off of New […]

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Early Voting Starts in E-SPLOST Election

Stephens County voters can begin casting their ballots in the E-SPLOST special election today. Early voting starts today in the referendum to decide whether or not Stephens County will continue to collect the one-cent Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax for Education. Stephens County Registrar Bill Cochran said early voting is again taking place at the Stephens County Registrar’s Office. […]

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Details Released on Weekend Wildfire

Stephens County Fire officials have released details on this weekend’s wildfire along Georgia Highway 365. According to Stephens County Volunteer Fire Services Coordinator Jamey Gettys, authorities were notified by 911 at about 3:41 p.m. Saturday to respond to a wildfire just above the Jeanette Jamieson Intersection on Highway 365. Gettys said that when the first units arrived, they observed a […]

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Emory Johnson Park Flagpole Dedicated

The city of Toccoa honors a fallen hero on the anniversary of his death. Friday, city officials and people from throughout the community gathered at Emory Johnson Park to dedicate a flagpole in honor of the late Lance Corporal Emory Johnson on what was the 50th anniversary of his death during the Vietnam War. Toccoa named the park for Johnson […]

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Details Released on Thursday Morning Accident

The Georgia State Patrol has released more information on an accident last week in Stephens County. That one-vehicle accident occurred on Thursday at about 6:30 a.m. on Georgia Highway 184, near Currahee Mountain, though initial reports indicated the accident was on U.S. Highway 123. According to the Toccoa post of the GSP, a 1995 Ford F-150 driven by 34-year-old Matthew […]

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SCMS Holds Black History Month Program

Stephens County Middle School marks Black History Month. The school held its annual Black History Month assembly on Friday. This year’s guest speaker was Quintunya Chapman-Hamilton. She ran track at the University of Georgia and also has competed at the U.S. Olympic Trials. Chapman-Hamilton talked to the students about four points. The first was to be smart. She said it […]

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Hartwell Hosts Polar Bear Plunge Saturday

By Charles Robertson, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The 21st annual Polar bear Plunge and Winter Festival on Lake Hartwell has been moved. The Plunge will still take place Saturday along with the Winter Festival and Chili Cookoff. However, while it was originally set to be at the Big Oaks Recreation Area this year, the event has been moved back to the […]

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Leadership Toccoa Graduates Classes

Leadership Toccoa-Stephens County graduates another group of adults and youth. The graduation ceremony took place back on Thursday, February 16 for the 13 adults that went through the adult Leadership class, as well as the 21 high school seniors that went through the youth class. This year’s guest speaker at the graduation ceremony was Mrs. Ginger Herring, the President of […]

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