Boating Accident on Hartwell Leads to BUI Charges

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A Columbia, South Carolina man is out on bond after being cited for boating under the influence on Lake Hartwell over the weekend. Georgia Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement officer Craig Fulghum said it happened just after midnight Sunday between the Big Oaks Recreation Area and the Hartwell Dam. “On May 29th at […]

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Local Workers Gain Special Certification

A Stephens County industry recognized a group of employees for obtaining a special certification. North Georgia Technical College recently celebrated the graduation of 13 employees from ASI Southeast of Toccoa, who received a Manufacturing Skill Standards Council Certified Production Technician certification. The national certification required 72 hours of classes and four modules of training which included safety topics; quality practices […]

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Currahee Military Museum Recognizes SCHS JROTC Graduates

The Currahee Military Museum takes time to honor local graduates. This month, the local veterans showcase within the museum’s Loden Exhibit Hall is honoring this year’s Stephens County High School JROTC graduates. The 2016 JROTC graduates are: Kieran Alexander, Brian “Austin” Blanchette, Crystal Duerr, Emily Edgeman, Jean-Pierre “J.P.” Rondeau, Travis Wikstrom, Christian Tyler Churchwell, Ben Cope, Sierra Gailey, Toni “Tiger” […]

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Stephens Co. To Observe Memorial Day

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Stephens County is marking Memorial Day today. This year’s Memorial Day observance is scheduled for 11 a.m. today on the lawn of the historic Stephens County Courhouse in downtown Toccoa. The guest speaker will be Jackie Whitmire. If it rains, the location for the program will be the VFW Post 4346 on West Savannah Street in Toccoa. Meanwhile, Toccoa City […]

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SCSO Investigating Series of Entering Autos

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The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office said it is working a rash of “entering autos” in the middle and southeastern part of the county. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that his office is reminding homeowners to make sure their vehicles are locked. Shirley said the thefts are generally one person who is walking in the late night to early morning […]

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GBI Offering Reward in Rabun Co. Bank Robbery

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says a reward is now being offered for information leading to the arrest of the person responsible for robbing the Rabun County Bank in Dillard earlier this year. Last week, the GBI announced a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the bank robbery. On February 8 […]

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Georgia Running “Safe To Sleep” Campaign

Each year in the U.S., more than 4,000 infants without a prior known illness or injury die suddenly from causes attributed to their sleep environment. In fact, Georgia averages about three infant deaths per week due to sleep-related causes and nearly 90 percent of those deaths happen in the first six months of a baby’s life. Georgia Department of Public […]

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NFPA Offers Grilling Safety Tips

As Memorial Day weekend arrives, home chefs everywhere are reaching for their grills, eager to usher in the long-awaited barbecue season. With that in mind, the National Fire Protection Association recommends that grillers pay particular attention to safety in the spring and summer months when home fires involving grilling incidents occur most often. Three out of five households own a […]

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Memorial Day Travel Weekend Expected to be Busy

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Memorial Day weekend is considered one of the heaviest travel times and keeping that in mind, the Georgia Department of Transportation will again seek to ease traffic congestion by suspending construction-related lane closures. DOT Spokesperson Annalysce Baker said that the DOT will suspend construction-related lane closures starting later today. “Starting at noon (today), we are suspending construction-related lane closures to […]

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