Former Boggs Mtn. Shelter Director Found Guilty

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 deliberation. Kilby was charged with fraudulently […]

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Investigation in FCSO Deputy’s Death Continues

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 Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas, lost […]

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Memorial Day Government Schedules Announced

Toccoa City Hall and Stephens County Government offices will be closed on Monday in observance of Memorial Day. In the city of Toccoa, garbage and recycling routes that are scheduled to be picked up on Monday, May 26th will be picked up on Tuesday, May 27th. Commercial garbage will be picked up as usual, but yard waste and other items […]

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Stephens Co. School System Finds Accounting Errors

Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey says that staff has discovered accounting errors that are leaving the school system unsure about all of its financial numbers heading into a new budget year. Dorsey discussed the matter with Stephens County Board of Education members at their meeting on Tuesday. He says that the accounting errors were discovered while working on the […]

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Woodruff Appointed Stephens Co. Solicitor

Toccoa attorney Willie J. Woodruff, Jr. will serve as the Stephens County State Court Solicitor pending a special election to fill the post vacated by the passing of State Court Solicitor Dan. T. Pressley, Sr. back in December. Georgia Governor Nathan Deal officially appointed Woodruff to fill the position recently and it became effective upon his swearing in. He had […]

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Gasaway Speaks on Election Win

28th District State Representative Dan Gasaway says he appreciates the support from the community in winning a second term to the Georgia Legislature. With no Democratic opposition on the ballot in the fall, the Republican incumbent won re-election for all intents and purposes after defeating challenger Stacy Hall in Tuesday’s primary election. Gasaway says he was pleased to have won the […]

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Toccoa Approves FY 2015 Budget

The city of Toccoa has its Fiscal Year 2015 operating budget in place. City commissioners unanimously approved the budget Tuesday. Toccoa Mayor Gail Fry said she is pleased with how the budget came together. “I feel comfortable about the budget,” said Fry. “We met with all of the department heads and we met with our city manager. We discussed all […]

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FCSO Deputy, Son of Sheriff, Dies in Accident

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia An accident overnight has taken the life of Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Cruz Thomas, the son of Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas. It happened at about 9 p.m. Wednesday on Interstate 85 Northbound near mile marker 163. Troopers said witnesses reported Deputy Thomas was traveling northbound in pursuit of a traffic violator when […]

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Stephens Co. Hires Temporary Building Inspector

Stephens County Commissioners are putting some help in place to cover the need for building inspections in the county. During a called meeting Wednesday, the county commission unanimously approved a motion to hire a company called Nova Engineering and Environmental, LLC of Kennesaw to take care of building inspections in Stephens County on a temporary basis. The county has been […]

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