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Leader Dog Program Continues To Benefit Area Residents

August 18, 2015
Leader Dog Program Continues To Benefit Area Residents

A national program helps yet another Toccoa resident. Recently, Toccoa resident David Chase completed Leader Dog training in Michigan and returned home with his dog, “Shadow.” “Shadow” helps David, who has vision problems, get around. That is according to state Leader Dog representative and Toccoa Lions Club member Bill Graham. Graham said that David...

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Stephens Co. BOE Meeting Today

August 18, 2015

The Stephens County Board of Education is scheduled to hold its regular monthly meeting later today. That meeting is scheduled to start at 5:30 p.m. in the Tugaloo Building at the Stephens County School System Administrative Offices on Mize Road. Items on today’s Board of Education meeting agenda include consideration of the school system’s...

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Hartwell Dam Walking Trail Temporarily Closed

August 18, 2015

A walking trail at the Hartwell Dam is closed for the next couple of days. The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Hartwell Project Office said that it closed the walking trail located above the South Carolina earthen embankment section of the dam beginning yesterday. Corps officials said that the area, which is located...

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Franklin Co. Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Bust

August 18, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A routine traffic stop on Interstate 85 in Franklin County leads to the arrest of a South Carolina man and a major drug bust. Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas said that it happened earlier this month. According to Thomas, Franklin County Sheriff’s Office deputies, along with troopers from...

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Smooth Transition/Slow Traffic for First Day of School

August 17, 2015

Though first day traffic slowed things down, overall the first day of school under the new elementary and middle school restructuring of grades pre-k through 5 was a smooth transition. Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey said everything went as planned.”We had what I would call a traditional first day of school. We had...

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Stephens County Schools Receive Good Budget Report

August 17, 2015

At Thursday’s Stephens County Board of Education meeting a review of the general fund balance from July 1, 2014-June 30, 2015 showed an excess of revenue of $547,935.83 with 100 percent of the fiscal year complete. The general fund balance also showed that the Stephens County School System came in under budget in expenditures...

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Salvation Army Couple Happy to be in Toccoa

August 17, 2015

A couple from Atlanta is now in charge of operations and ministry at the Salvation Army in Toccoa. Lts. Shaning and Melody Moran arrived from the Salvation Army Training School in Atlanta a little over a month ago. The Moran’s feel they are called to do this service. “It is definitely a special calling...

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Royston City Council, Mayor Approve Raise

August 17, 2015

The Royston City Council and Mayor have voted themselves a pay raise – the first one in ten years. At their meeting Tuesday evening, the Council went over a comparison of what their members are paid a month compared to other Franklin County municipalities and what they found was a surprise. According to the...

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Toccoa Man Pleads Guilty in Connection to Double Homicide

August 13, 2015

A man charged with malice murder in Stephens County has entered a guilty plea, avoiding a possible death penalty trial. 29- year-old Larrist Elcondo Mack of Toccoa pleaded guilty Friday in Stephens County Superior Court to a host of charges. Those charges include malice murder, felony murder, and possession of a firearm during the...

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Stephens County Commission to Wait on Tower Ordinance

August 13, 2015

At Tuesday’s Stephens County Commission meeting commissioners were expecting to adopt a new tower ordinance, but after hearing from citizens Brian Dooley, and John Smith concerning the language used in the proposed ordinance, commissioners decided to revisit the language used in the ordinance and table a decision until their September meeting. Other actions taken...

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