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Franklin Co. Gets Extension from NE Ga. Animal Shelter

December 10, 2012

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County and the Northeast Georgia Animal Shelter board have reached an agreement to extend animal intake services through the end of this month. The shelter board had originally set December 8th as the cut off date for animal intake services to Franklin County because of a shortfall...

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USPS Offers Holiday Mailing Tips, Deadlines

December 10, 2012

The United States Postal Service has announced deadlines for getting mail to a destination by Christmas Day. The deadline for Express Mail International is December 11. For parcel post, the deadline is December 14. The deadline is December 20 for First-Class Mail, December 21 for Priority Mail, and December 22 for Express Mail. Meanwhile,...

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Martin Christmas Lights Damaged, Reward Offered

December 7, 2012

The town of Martin said Friday that vandalism caused an estimated $7,000 worth of damage to the town’s Christmas light display. According to Martin town officials, 25 pieces of the town’s display were damaged. Some of the damage was very extensive, with town officials noting a bucket truck was required to fix some of...

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Stephens Co. Hospital Holds Love Light Program

December 7, 2012

Stephens County Hospital celebrates the holiday season. Thursday, the hospital held its annual “Love Light” ceremony in the hospital cafeteria. The Stephens County Hospital Auxiliary sponsors the event each year. Auxiliary President Ann Hauerland said this event is one the auxiliary truly enjoys. “We work for this all year long,” said Hauerland. “We cannot...

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Chamber Holds Fern Point Ribbon Cutting

December 7, 2012
Chamber Holds Fern Point Ribbon Cutting

The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce welcomes a new housing complex to Stephens County. The Chamber held a ribbon cutting Thursday for the Fern Point Apartments off of Fernside Drive. Fern Point is a 48-unit housing development consisting of one-to-three-bedroom units. Managing General Partner Bill Rea said the project is funded with tax credits...

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New Downtown Toccoa Historic Plaque Unveiled

December 7, 2012
New Downtown Toccoa Historic Plaque Unveiled

The Toccoa Main Street program unveils another historic downtown plaque. Thursday, the latest historic plaque was unveiled at the Addy Building, located on the corner of Tugalo and Pond streets. According to Kembra Landry with the Toccoa Main Street program, the building has housed a number of businesses over the years. “The row of...

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Driver Killed in I-85 Wreck Last Friday Identified

December 7, 2012

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County authorities have identified the man killed in a fiery truck crash on Interstate 85 last Friday evening. On Thursday, Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas said the driver was 47-year old Mitchell Ray Faulkner from Glencoe, Alabama. Sheriff Thomas said Faulkner was driving for a company called...

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Drought Continues To Worsen in Ga.

December 7, 2012

With little rain falling, drought conditions continue across both northeast Georgia and the entire state. According to the latest report from the U.S. Drought Monitor, far northern Stephens County and much of Habersham County is in severe drought. Most of Stephens County, along with Franklin, Hart, Banks, and southern Habersham County, are in moderate...

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Busy Christmas Weekend in NE Ga.

December 7, 2012

Christmas activities continue this weekend in northeast Georgia. On Saturday, the annual “Truckers for Kids” toy run will return to Toccoa. This is the 18th annual big truck toy run to collect toys, clothes, baby items, and more for children and families in need in northeast Georgia. Organizer Bear Weaver says that the public...

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Accident Thursday on Rock Creek Rd.

December 7, 2012

The Georgia State Patrol is continuing to investigate an accident on Rock Creek Road Thursday afternoon. The accident occurred just before 2 p.m. Thursday on Rock Creek Road. Reports indicate it occurred in the general area of Shady Lane and involved two vehicles. One of the vehicles overturned in the accident and ended up...

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