City, County Announce Holiday Schedule

Local government offices have announced their schedule for the Easter holiday. Both Toccoa City Hall and Stephens County Government Offices will close Friday, March 25 in observance of Good Friday. In the city of Toccoa, routes for garbage and recyclables scheduled to be picked up on Friday, March 25 will be picked up on Monday, March 28. Commercial garbage will […]

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Franklin Co. Set to Announce School Superintendent Finalists

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Franklin County School Board is set to announce its three finalists for the position of School Superintendent. Tonight, the Franklin County Board of Education will hold a special called meeting at the School Administration offices in Carnesville to make the announcement. Current Franklin County School Superintendent Dr. Ruth O’Dell is retiring at the […]

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Stephens Co. Considers More Changes to Nuisance Ordinance

Stephens County Commissioners are considering some more changes to the county’s nuisance ordinance. On Tuesday, the county commission held a public hearing and first reading of the proposed changes. County Attorney Brian Ranck said that the county is proposing to eliminate some county guidelines from the current ordinance in the agricultural area. “It basically eliminates what were spelled out distances […]

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Stephens Co. Hospital Total Joint Program to Pursue Certification

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Stephens County Hospital will pursue a special recognition for one of its programs. Hospital Administrator Lynne Anderson said that representatives from the Joint Commission will be in Toccoa next month to review the hospital’s Total Joint Program. Anderson said that Stephens County Hospital is pursuing a separate and special certification for that program. “Dr. Vaughn has worked really hard with […]

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I-85 Traffic Stop Leads To Drug Arrest in Franklin Co.

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia An Oklahoma man is behind bars in Franklin County facing drug trafficking charges. According to Georgia State Patrol Hartwell Post Spokesman Corporal Matt Baxley, the arrest came Saturday night on Interstate 85 near mile marker 173. Baxley said that Trooper First Class Roger Fuller conducted a traffic stop on a 1993 Nissan passenger car […]

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Ga. DNR Receives Emergency Medical Kit Donation

State officials said that DNR law enforcement rangers are now better equipped to deal with potentially life-threatening injuries, even in the most remote areas of the state, thanks to a donation of important medical equipment. Thanks to a grant made possible through the Georgia Trauma Commission and the Georgia Association of Emergency Medical Services, DNR Law Enforcement received 250 personal […]

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