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Jack-Knifed Tractor Trailer Cause of I-85 Delays Tuesday

October 1, 2014

A traffic accident on Interstate 85 in Franklin County caused major traffic delays Tuesday. The accident on Interstate 85 southbound at about 10 a.m. Tuesday at Mile Marker 174, near the Franklin-Hart County line. Reports indicate that an 18-wheeler jack-knifed and landed on its side, crossing all lanes of I-85 southbound and trapping the...

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SCSO, GBI Investigating Death on Prather Bridge Road

September 30, 2014

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office and Georgia Bureau of Investigation are investigating a death Monday morning in Stephens County. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that authorities received a 911 call at around 11 a.m. in regards to a residence on Prather Bridge Road. “We received a 911 call that a shot had been...

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City of Toccoa Gets in New Natural Gas Trucks

September 30, 2014
City of Toccoa Gets in New Natural Gas Trucks

The city of Toccoa’s natural gas vehicle fleet continues to grow. Toccoa Utilities Director Harry Scott said the city recently converted five new Ford F-150 pick-up trucks to bi-fuel. That allows them to run off either natural gas or regular gasoline. Scott said that city workers took the trucks to a company in Asheville,...

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Scam Alert in Stephens Co.

September 30, 2014

The Toccoa Record is reporting an apparent scam. Toccoa Record Publisher Tom Law said that the paper has received reports from individuals that someone is calling people in the area, claiming to be from the Record and asking people to purchase subscriptions for the paper over the phone. Law said that the Record is...

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Renovations Continue on Lavonia Library

September 30, 2014
Renovations Continue on Lavonia Library

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Work on the exterior of the Lavonia Carnegie Library is nearing completion. Crews have been doing repairs and doing a general restoration for most of the summer on the 103-year old building. The Lavonia Carnegie Library is one of the last working Carnegie Libraries in the country. Lavonia...

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Georgia Starting Up “Leaf Watch” Website

September 30, 2014

Georgia State Parks is again offering its online “Leaf Watch” website to help both residents and travelers keep track of the state’s Fall color. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources said that beginning in October, regular updates will keep travelers posted on how Fall color is progressing across the state. According to the DNR,...

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New Deer Rut Map Available

September 30, 2014

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division says it has recently updated the statewide deer rut map. DNR officials said this is a question that they receive each Fall from hunters. The deer rut refers to the breeding season for white-tailed deer, which can vary at the local scale, especially in areas...

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Stephens Co. Jury Duty Announcement

September 29, 2014

Stephens County Clerk of Court Tim Quick said that jurors who received a summons to report for jury duty this week do not need to report for the remainder of the week. Jury duty has been cancelled for the week in Stephens County.

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Drive-Thru Flu Clinic To Be Offered at Stephens Co. Health Dept.

September 29, 2014

With the arrival of Fall last week, health officials are urging people to start making plans to get that flu shot. This year, the Stephens County Health Department will offer its first drive-thru flu shot clinic on Wednesday, October 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Stephens County Health Department. District Two...

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August Unemployment Numbers Released for Stephens Co.

September 29, 2014

August unemployment numbers are out for Stephens County. According to those figures from the Georgia Department of Labor, Stephens County had a preliminary unemployment rate in August of 7.7 percent. That is down two-tenths of a percentage point from the revised rates for both July and August 2013, which were both at 7.9 percent....

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