Charges Pending Over Tuesday Accident

Authorities have said charges are pending in Tuesday’s two-car accident on the Toccoa By-pass in Stephens County. It happened Tuesday afternoon during the 2 p.m. hour on the By-pass, or Georgia Highway 17, at its intersection with Currahee Lane. The Toccoa post of the Georgia State Patrol said that a 2005 Ford DRW Super Duty was traveling north on Highway […]

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Margaret Ayers Award Winners Announced

The annual winners of a community award in Lavonia are announced. Earlier this month, Randy and Gwen Moore were named as the recipients of the thirteenth annual Margaret Ayers Award for Civic Health in Lavonia. The award is presented by the Lavonia Clinic and the Northeast Georgia Regional Medical Associates. It honors a community member for volunteerism, exceptional character, dignified […]

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NGTC, Stovall Machine Products Team Up For Scholarship

A northeast Georgia industry announces a new scholarship for Franklin County students in conjunction with North Georgia Tech. The North Georgia Technical College Foundation has announced that Stovall Machine Products has established a scholarship for the CNC and Tool and Die Programs at the college. The first scholarship will be awarded for spring semester 2017, and a student may receive […]

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Stephens Co. Commissioners Approve Inmate Work Detail Agreement

Stephens County Commissioners sign off on a new work detail agreement with the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office. Commissioners approved it by a unanimous vote at their meeting on Tuesday. This is the agreement that provides inmates from the county jail for duties like litter pickup in the county. Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said that the original agreement expired June […]

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Timber Harvesting Changes Approved

Stephens County approves changes to its timber harvesting ordinance. On Tuesday, county commissioners approved the proposed amendments to the timber harvesting ordinance following a second reading and public hearing. Nobody spoke either for or against the changes to the timber harvesting ordinance at Tuesday’s meeting. According to Stephens County Attorney Brian Ranck, no changes were made to the ordinance amendments […]

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Wilkinson Part of Legislative Livestock Showdown

50th District State Senator John Wilkinson of Stephens County leads the State Senate in its annual Legislative Livestock Showdown. Wilkinson chaired the Senate team as they tried their hand at showing dairy heifers at the sixth annual Legislative Livestock Showdown in Perry on October 8. Senators Elena Parent, John Kennedy, Butch Miller, Michael Rhett, and Larry Walker made up the […]

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Powell Named to Law Enforcement Task Force

Franklin and Hart County’s state representative, Alan Powell, will serve on a Law Enforcement Task Force appointed by Georgia Governor Nathan Deal. The governor made the announcement on Tuesday. According to the governor’s office, the Law Enforcement Task Force will examine the Basic Law Enforcement Officer Training Course and establish competency-based standards for any course revisions deemed appropriate. It is […]

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Main St. Toccoa Gets Snapchat Geofilter

Main Street Toccoa now has a Snapchat Geofilter. On Tuesday, Main Street announced it was approved. Snapchat is a popular free phone application that allows people to take and edit photographs that are published through the application for 10 seconds at a time. Meanwhile, Geofilters are special filters for Snapchat that work within a certain area. Main Street Toccoa said […]

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