Stephens Co. Marks Veterans Day

Stephens County marks Veterans’ Day. The annual observance of Veterans Day took place this morning on the lawn of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. Each year, the American Legion Post 104, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4346, and Marine Corps Detachment 1303 organize the program. This year’s guest speaker was Retired U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant Major Shanda […]

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Teacher at Center of SCHS Cat Incident Withdraws Resignation

The teacher who school officials say had resigned following a cat castration controversy at Stephens County High School has withdrawn that resignation. Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey said Tuesday morning that Mr. Daniel Hebert officially withdrew his resignation. Dorsey had reported that Hebert had originally resigned last week after school officials said he castrated his personal cat in his […]

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Sole Finalist Named for Franklin Co. Manager Post

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County has named a finalist for the job of County Manager. After coming out of an executive session Monday, County Commission Chair Thomas Bridges announced the Board’s choice for sole finalist. “The person we have chosen for the sole candidate for the County Manager position is Elizabeth Thomas,” Bridges said. After the announcement, […]

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Hudgens Offers Home Heating Safety Tips

With potential cooler weather in the forecast, Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens wants to remind Georgians of some heating tips to help keep their homes safe this winter. “As temperatures go down, the number of home fires tends to go up,” Hudgens said. “Please keep safety in mind while you’re keeping warm.” • Heating equipment is one of the leading causes […]

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Teen Indicted in Mother’s Death

A Stephens County grand jury has indicted the teen accused of killing his mother in September. The grand jury handed down a formal indictment against the teen on Monday. That indictment charges the teen with Malice Murder, Felony Murder, and Aggravated Assault in connection with the death of 46-year-old Kim Lanier on September 29. Authorities allege that the teen shot […]

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City Staff Presents Golf Course Proposal

Toccoa city staff present a proposal for putting the Pines golf course back under full city control as a department of city government. City commissioners met with Public Works Department staff at a work session on Monday to talk about the nine-hole golf course off of Black Mountain Road, which has remained closed since late August when the operator leasing […]

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Toccoa Commission Makes Appointments

Toccoa City Commissioners make a number of appointments at their regularly scheduled meeting. City commissioners met Monday at Toccoa City Hall. During the meeting, the city commission unanimously re-appointed Bob Sneed to serve another two-year term as the city’s Municipal Court Judge. Sneed was initially appointed to the position in December 2012 and began serving as Toccoa Municipal Court Judge […]

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Stephens Co. Marking Veterans Day Today

Today is Veterans Day and multiple events in northeast Georgia will mark the occasion. In Stephens County, a ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. today on the lawn of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. Again this year, the program is sponsored by the American Legion Post 104, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4346, and Marine Corps […]

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Stephens Co. Commission Meeting Today

Stephens County Commissioners will meet for a regularly scheduled meeting later this morning. County commissioners will meet at 8:30 a.m. today in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa for their meeting. The county commission will start its meeting with a work session to discuss items on the meeting agenda for today. Items on today’s […]

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