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Deputy Cruz Thomas Laid to Rest in Franklin Co.

May 26, 2014
Deputy Cruz Thomas Laid to Rest in Franklin Co.

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Hundreds of law enforcement officers from as far as away as South Georgia gathered in Franklin Springs Sunday afternoon to pay tribute to one of their own, Franklin and Jackson County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Steven LaCruz Thomas. A long, slow procession of police cruisers from agencies across the...

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Hall Speaks on State House Race

May 26, 2014

Stacy Hall speaks on the results of last week’s election for the state House seat representing Stephens and surrounding counties. Hall lost in last Tuesday’s primary election for the 28th District State House race in northeast Georgia to incumbent Dan Gasaway. He said he appreciates all of the support he received. “When you lose...

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Stephens Co. Marks Memorial Day Today

May 26, 2014

Stephens County will mark Memorial Day with its annual observance later today. Local veterans’ organizations will host this year’s Memorial Day ceremony in Stephens County today at 11 a.m. on the lawn of the historic Stephens County Courthouse. The American Legion Post 104, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4346, and Marine Corps Detachment 1303...

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Ten Killed So Far on Ga. Highways Over Holiday Weekend

May 26, 2014

It has already been a deadly weekend on Georgia highways. The Georgia Department of Public Safety is reporting that as of this morning, 10 people have died on Georgia highways this Memorial Day holiday travel weekend. The Memorial Day travel weekend began at 6 p.m. Friday and continues through midnight tonight. The Department of...

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Interact Club Gives Back

May 26, 2014
Interact Club Gives Back

A local club gives back to the community. Recently, the Stephens County High School Interact Club donated $500 to the Stephens County Recreation Department and the Boys and Girls Club of Toccoa. The monies were raised by the Interact Club during its Second Annual Kickball Tournament, which was held earlier this year at the...

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Police Announce Drug Arrest

May 23, 2014

A Toccoa woman faces drug charges after a traffic stop earlier this month. Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell says that on May 12, the Mountain Judicial Circuit N.C.I.S. Drug Team, working with Toccoa Police and the Georgia State Patrol, acted on information received regarding someone traveling to the Atlanta area to purchase illegal narcotics...

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DOT Ready for Memorial Day Travel

May 23, 2014

The Georgia Department of Transportation is preparing for a lot of motorists to hit the state’s highways this Memorial Day holiday weekend. Department of Transportation Spokesperson Teri Pope said that in order to help with traffic flow, the DOT is suspending construction-related lane closures on Georgia interstates and major state highways from noon today...

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Hudgins Named Active Senior of Year at Senior Expo

May 23, 2014

AM 630 WNEG Radio honors its Active Senior of the Year. The award was handed out during Thursday’s annual WNEG Senior Expo at the Stephens County Recreation Department Complex on Rose Lane. This year’s winner is J.B. Hudgins. He said he loves being a part of the Toccoa and Stephens County community. “The people...

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Former Boggs Mtn. Shelter Director Found Guilty

May 23, 2014

By Craig Salmon, WRBN Radio, Clayton A jury has convicted the woman accused of stealing money from the Boggs Mountain Animal Shelter in Rabun County. Former Boggs Mountain Animal Shelter Manager Lowanda “Peanut” Kilby was found guilty on 60 counts, including charges of theft and racketeering, on Thursday after less than four hours of...

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Investigation in FCSO Deputy’s Death Continues

May 23, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia There isn’t much to go on, but the investigation into the tragic death of Franklin County Sheriff’s deputy Cruz Thomas will continue, according to the Georgia State Patrol. 26-year old Thomas was killed Wednesday night on I-85 while in pursuit of a traffic violator.   Thomas, the son of...

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