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Franklin BOC Votes To Move Forward on Jail Expansion Project

October 10, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Two of four proposed jail pods for the Franklin County Detention Center could be under construction by spring of 2015. At their regular meeting Monday evening, the Board of Commissioners voted to begin work on the design plan and cost of the project. The original plan calls for...

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Accident Thursday Afternoon on Hwy. 17

October 10, 2014

Crews in Stephens County responded Thursday afternoon to an automobile accident in Martin. The accident took place on Highway 17 close to Freeman Road Extension, according to reports. Initial reports indicate two vehicles were involved and one of those vehicles reportedly overturned in the accident.

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GDOL Summit This Month in Habersham Co.

October 10, 2014

The Georgia Department of Labor and several employer committees in northeast Georgia will co-sponsor a Business and Employer Summit this month. It is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, October 28, in Demorest from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at The Torch Worship Center. The summit is designed to help business owners and managers...

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Bond Hearing Scheduled in Lanier Shooting Death Case

October 9, 2014

A 15-year-old charged with the shooting death of his mother in Stephens County last week is scheduled to have a court appearance next week. Court records indicate that the teen is scheduled to appear in Stephens County Superior Court on Wednesday, October 15 for a bond hearing. Mountain Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge Russell...

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Pre-K Week Marked in Stephens Co.

October 9, 2014
Pre-K Week Marked in Stephens Co.

Georgia marks its annual Pre-K week. 50th District State Senator John Wilkinson read to Pre-K students at Eastanollee Elementary School Wednesday as part of Pre-K week activities in Georgia. Wilkinson said it Pre-K is an important part of the educational system in Georgia. “Obviously, it is a very important time in a child’s life,”...

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Family Connection Plans Fundraiser

October 9, 2014

A local organization designed to help children and families in Stephens County is holding its annual Fall fundraiser in a few weeks. Family Connection of Stephens County is holding a fundraising event on November 1. This year, the organization is doing “Are you smarter than a Stephens County 5th grader?” Family Connection Coordinator Allyson...

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Georgia Marks Fire Prevention Week

October 9, 2014

Georgia is marking Fire Prevention Week this week. State Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is using this week to make sure that Georgia residents have working smoke alarms in their homes. Georgia law requires a smoke alarm in every home and Commissioner Hudgens said people should install working smoke alarms on every...

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Franklin BOC Votes To Provide Health Insurance Option For Commissioners

October 9, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Beginning in January, Franklin County Commissioners will have the option of signing up for county health insurance. Despite ongoing objections from two commissioners, at their regular meeting Monday, Commissioner David Strickland motioned to offer the insurance.  In his motion, Strickland emphasized the coverage was not mandatory. Strickland’s motion...

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NGTC Currahee Campus Unveils New Health Care Wing

October 8, 2014
NGTC Currahee Campus Unveils New Health Care Wing

North Georgia Technical College unveils a new wing designed for students entering the health care industry in northeast Georgia. The school cut the ribbon and officially unveiled its new health care wing at the Currahee Campus at a ceremony on Tuesday. The 31,000 square foot addition at the campus on Highway 17 between Toccoa...

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Animal Shelter Still Crowded

October 8, 2014

The Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter continues to deal with overcrowding at its facility. Shelter Director Jeff Roberts updated the shelter board on that during its monthly meeting on Monday. Roberts said that the shelter has continued to see a significant increase in the number of animals coming into the shelter this year. He said...

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