Lavonia Police Capture Alabama Prison Escapee

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Lavonia Police have captured a prison escapee from Alabama. It happened Wednesday afternoon, according to Lavonia Police Chief Bruce Carlisle. Alabama authorities say 45-year old Stephen Lamar Vaughn escaped from the Decatur Work Release in Morgan County, Alabama at approximately 7:00PM Tuesday. Carlisle said his office received word Wednesday morning from Vaughn’s daughter that […]

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Toccoa Approves Pool Related Bids

Toccoa continues moving forward with construction of a new city pool. On Monday, city commissioners unanimously approved bids for both the construction of the pool parking lot and concrete work at the pool. The commission accepted a base bid of $37,840 from Thomason Construction of Toccoa for the parking lot and a bid of $24,800 from Concrete Specialist of Toccoa […]

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Stephens Co. Residents Speak on Proposed Tax Hike

Stephens County residents speak on a proposed tax increase. Tuesday, county commissioners held the first public hearing on the proposed Fiscal Year 2015 budget. The county is proposing a Fiscal Year 2015 budget that includes a 2.85 mill tax increase on property owners. Resident James Thomas said he wants to know why the county waited to do one large increase. […]

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SCDA Appointments Tabled

Stephens County Commissioners will re-visit the issue of who to appoint to five-year terms on the county’s Development Authority. Commissioners voted to table the matter on Tuesday. The commission must appoint two board members to the Development Authority to fill seats currently held by Tim Ash and Barry Roberts. Three names were put forth at Tuesday’s meeting. They are Georgia […]

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Stephens Co. Hospital Names Nurse Heroes

Stephens County Hospital names its Nurse Heroes for 2014. Last month, the hospital announced the two winners of this year’s annual award as part of Nurses’ Week. Typically, only one person receives the Nurse Hero award for any given year. However, Stephens County Hospital Director of Nursing Faye Taylor said this year, the hospital had an overwhelming number of excellent […]

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NGTC Holds Spring Graduation

North Georgia Technical College celebrates its latest class of graduates. The school announced this week that 210 students completed their program of study in the Spring of 2014. For all degree and diploma graduates wishing to participate, formal commencement ceremonies were held on Thursday, June 5, at The Torch in Demorest and Friday, June 6, at the Towns County Recreation […]

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Toccoa to Re-surface 25 Streets

The city of Toccoa is looking to have 25 city streets re-surfaced this year using state and local funds. Monday, city commissioners unanimously approved a project resolution to move forward with the street re-surfacing project. Previously, city commissioners had approved a list of nine streets for re-surfacing this year with state funds. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said the city […]

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Stephens Co. Commission To Meet Tuesday

Stephens County Commissioners will hold the first public hearing on the proposed Fiscal Year 2015 budget at their meeting today. County commissioners will hold that public hearing on the budget at the start of their scheduled meeting today at 8:30 a.m. in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. Currently, the county is presenting a […]

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