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Toccoa Commission Expected to Take FY 16 Budget Vote Today

May 11, 2015

Toccoa City Commissioners are expected to vote on approving a Fiscal Year 2016 operating budget for the city of Toccoa at their meeting later today. The city commission meets at 5 p.m. at Toccoa City Hall. City commissioners will hold the second and final reading of the proposed Fiscal Year 2016 operating budget at...

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SCSO, Drug Task Force Announce Arrests

May 11, 2015

Two separate drug investigations in Stephens County lead to multiple drug arrests. First, agents of the Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office, the Georgia Department of Corrections Canine Unit, and the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office arrested numerous individuals on May 1. Authorities said that 35-year-old Brandy Handberry and 42-year-old Robert Handberry, both of Toccoa, were...

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Stephens Co. Special Olympics Holds Spring Games

May 11, 2015
Stephens Co. Special Olympics Holds Spring Games

Stephens County Special Olympians take to the field. The annual Stephens County Special Olympics Spring Games took place Friday at the Stephens County High School football stadium. Athletes from all over the county gathered to compete in a number of events and also enjoy other activities. Stephens County Special Olympics Local Coordinator Kevin Phillips...

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“A Taste of Toccoa” Award Winners Announced

May 11, 2015

Main Street Toccoa has recognized the winners of this year’s “A Taste of Toccoa” awards. The 25th annual “Taste” took place last Saturday in downtown Toccoa. Friday, Main Street handed out the awards in an event at Toccoa City Hall. Award winners are as follows: Best Representation of Business First Place: Victoria’s Sweet Treats...

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Progress Continues in Hospital Administrator Search

May 8, 2015

The search for the next Stephens County Hospital Administrator could be nearing a conclusion. Stephens County Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell said that the Hospital Authority Personnel Committee met on Monday. No action was taken at that meeting. However, Gambrell said that the search for his replacement is continuing to move forward. “The Personnel Committee...

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Stephens Co. Commemorates National Day of Prayer

May 8, 2015

Stephens County marks National Day of Prayer. The annual Day of Prayer event took place on Thursday on the lawn of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. Again this year, the Stephens County High School Fellowship of Christian Athletes organized the local National Day of Prayer commemoration. Kenneth Brock with the Stephens...

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Toccoa To Mark Train Day Saturday

May 8, 2015

Toccoa is taking time this weekend to celebrate trains. The city is holding its annual National Train Day festivities on Saturday at the historic train depot on Alexander Street in downtown Toccoa. Main Street Toccoa Director Connie Tabor said the public is welcome to join city officials as they welcome the Amtrak Crescent line...

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Employer Committee Recognizes Law Enforcement, First Responders

May 8, 2015

Local law enforcement and first responders receive recognition from a local committee. The Northeast Georgia Employer Committee held its annual Employment Law Seminar on Thursday at the Pointe Church on Highway 17 in Stephens County. Charles Craig is the President of the Northeast Georgia Employer Committee. Craig said that supporting these local groups is...

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Oconee County, SC Authorities Charge Baldwin Woman With Filing False Report

May 8, 2015

A Baldwin woman faces charges in Oconee County, South Carolina for filing a false police report. The Oconee County, South Carolina Sheriff’s Office said that officers in Habersham County arrested 21-year-old Eulalia Miguel of Baldwin Thursday. Miguel has been charged with Filing a False Police Report of a Felony Violation. According to the Oconee...

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Deputy Cruz Thomas Scholarship Awarded

May 8, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia One Franklin County High School senior will have a little extra financial help when she enters college in the Fall, courtesy of the Lavonia Police Department. Tuesday night, Lavonia Police Chief Bruce Carlisle presented a $5,000 scholarship to Rebecca Herring. She is the recipient of the Steven LaCruz...

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