Corps Looking For Volunteers At Lake Hartwell

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said that advocates of Lake Hartwell seeking a volunteer opportunity are invited to apply for two positions at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Hartwell Project site for the 2016 recreation season. According to the Corps, the volunteer positions available are for day use gatehouse attendants and in-campground cleanup assistants. Corps officials said the […]

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Gasaway, Wilkinson Recap Legislative Session

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Local leaders hear from state legislators on a wide array of topics at a legislative wrap-up. The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Post-Legislative Breakfast event on Monday with 28th District State Representative Dan Gasaway and 50th District State Senator John Wilkinson. A large crowd filled the Mitchell Allen Meeting Room at the historic train depot in downtown […]

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Police Investigating Attempted Armed Robbery

Toccoa Police continue to investigate an attempted armed robbery last week behind a city business. According to Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell, two men were at the rear of the Sav-a-Lot store on Collins Road at 6:03 a.m. last Thursday unloading a dairy truck when a man walked up to them and allegedly attempted to rob them. “While they were […]

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Vehicle Fire Monday on Toccoa By-pass

A vehicle fire sends crews out to the Toccoa By-pass. The call went out during the 1 p.m. hour for Carnes Creek Volunteer Fire Department to respond to a vehicle fire on the By-pass in the area of Rock Road. Reports indicate that a vehicle was fully involved. While the incident did affect traffic on the By-pass for a time […]

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State Update on Turkey Hunting Season

State wildlife officials say that more than 2,500 hunters fortunate enough to have gotten a gobbler during the 2016 turkey hunting season have become familiar with the requirement to log their bird on their harvest record and report that effort within 72 hours to Georgia Game Check. The Georgia Department of Natural Resrouces says that all turkey hunters, including those […]

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Man Arrested By SCSO For Identity Fraud

Stephens County authorities arrest a man for identity fraud charges. According to Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley, the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office began investigating a report of identity fraud that occurred to an elderly woman back in December. Shirley said that the woman told authorities that between February and December of 2015, a person suspected to be a relative used […]

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Franklin Co. Commissioner Expresses Concern over Zoning Ordinances

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County Commissioner David Strickland is concerned about the kinds of businesses that might be coming to Franklin County. At last week’s Board of Commission work session, Strickland asked that Franklin County staff take a look at the current zoning ordinances. Strickland said he is concerned about Franklin County’s lack of controls should a […]

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