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Memorial Day Observance Preparations Underway in Stephens Co.

May 19, 2014

Preparations are underway for this year’s Memorial Day observance in Stephens County. Local veterans’ organizations will host this year’s Memorial Day ceremony in Stephens County a week from today, on May 26 at 11 a.m., on the lawn of the historic Stephens County Courthouse. The American Legion Post 104, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post...

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Steve Stovall Foundation Awards Scholarships

May 19, 2014

A number of Stephens County High School band students will head to camp this summer after receiving a scholarship. The Steve Stovall Music Scholarship Foundation presented scholarships to a number of students at the Stephens County High School Band’s annual Spring Concert last Thursday in the Tugaloo Center for the Performing Arts. Steve Stovall...

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Stephens Co. Holds Relay for Life

May 19, 2014
Stephens Co. Holds Relay for Life

Stephens County gathers to fight cancer in downtown Toccoa. The annual Relay for Life took place Friday night in downtown Toccoa. Teams representing businesses, schools, and organizations throughout the county gathered on downtown to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Relay included food, games, and entertainment, along with the annual Luminaires’ ceremony and...

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Martin Man Found Guilty Of Assaulting Franklin Co. Sheriff’s Office Deputies

May 19, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A Martin man is awaiting sentencing in Franklin County after being found guilty on multiple felony counts of aggravated assault on a peace officer. A Franklin County jury took just 30 minutes Thursday to deliver their verdict against Donald Jaynes. Authorities in Franklin County arrested Jaynes back in...

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Primary Tuesday; No Voting Today

May 19, 2014

Just a reminder, there is no voting today for Tuesday’s primary election in Stephens County. The last day to vote early at the Government Building or request a mail-in, paper absentee ballot was on Friday. Those who did not vote early or request a paper ballot will have to wait until Tuesday to vote...

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Corps Says Ga. Gun Bill Does Not Affect Its Property

May 19, 2014

Georgia’s House Bill 60, or the Safe Carry Protection Act of 2014, signed into law by Governor Nathan Deal, April 23 and effective July 1, does not affect lakes and lands in Georgia managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. That is according to a statement issued last week by Corps officials. House...

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Early Voting Ends Today

May 16, 2014

Time is running out to vote early for Tuesday’s primary election in Stephens County. Stephens County Registrar Theresa Kelley said those who have not voted early and wish to do so can do so today starting at 8 a.m. today downstairs in the Stephens County Government Building in downtown Toccoa. “Today is the last...

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Relay for Life Tonight in Downtown Toccoa

May 16, 2014

Stephens County comes together to help fight cancer tonight. Tonight is the annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life in Stephens County. Stephens County American Cancer Society Community Manager Tracey Long said they are looking forward to a great night starting at 6 p.m. tonight. “We have a survivor walk and our Luminaries service,”...

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Toccoa Commission Discuss Shelter Budget

May 16, 2014

Toccoa City Commissioners said they will not give the Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter more than the $150,000 they have budgeted for the shelter and animal control in Fiscal Year 2015. The city commission discussed the issue during a work session on Tuesday. Toccoa Mayor Gail Fry said that money is limited and the shelter...

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Tornado Touches Down Wed. in Banks County

May 16, 2014

The National Weather Service said a tornado touched down in Banks County during storms that moved through the region overnight Wednesday. According to the Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center, it was an EF-1 tornado that touched down about one mile northeast of Homer. The National Weather Service said the tornado produced a two-mile path...

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