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Toccoa Fire Crews Respond To Two Calls on Sunday

October 13, 2014

Nobody was hurt in two weekend fires in Toccoa. Fire Chief Tommy Ayers said city fire crews responded to two fires on Sunday in Toccoa. Ayers said the first one occurred at about 5:30 a.m. Sunday on Collins Road. He said the fire caused heavy damage to the house, but there were no injuries...

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Early Voting Underway in Stephens County

October 13, 2014

Voters can start casting ballots today for the November election. In Stephens County, early voting starts today downstairs in the Stephens County Government Building in downtown Toccoa. Stephens County Registrar Theresa Kelley said polls will open at 8 a.m. today for those who are ready to vote in the general election. “We are here...

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Toccoa City Commission To Meet Today

October 13, 2014

Toccoa City Commissioners are scheduled to look at the issue of streets again at their meeting coming up today. The city commission meets today at 5 p.m. at Toccoa City Hall for a regularly scheduled meeting. During the meeting, Toccoa City Commissioners are scheduled to consider the LMIG Street Project List for 2015. LMIG...

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Weekend Storms Move Through Toccoa, Stephens Co.

October 13, 2014

Weekend storms bring rain and some power outages to Stephens County. Storms moved through the area Sunday morning and early Sunday afternoon. At one point, some of those storms around noon on Sunday knocked out power to part of Toccoa for a time, including some parts of Big A Road. In all, the storms...

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Search for New Franklin Co. Manager Continues

October 13, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County continues its search for a new county manager. At a regular meeting last week of the Franklin County Commission, Commission Chair Thomas Bridges announced that they had received 12 applications to this point for the position. Bridges said he is asking the Franklin County Board of...

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Wilkinson Part of Legislative Livestock Event

October 13, 2014

50th District State Senator John Wilkinson was among state legislators who participated in this year’s annual Legislative Livestock Showdown. It took place during the 2014 Georgia National Fair at the New South Arena in Perry, Georgia. Co-sponsored by the Georgia Department of Agriculture and the Georgia National Fair, this event brings together members of...

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DOT Announces Water Line Work Today in Martin

October 10, 2014

Water line work in the Martin area associated with the Highway 17 road construction project in Stephens County could affect water service to some areas of Martin today. The Georgia Department of Transportation said it is working to install a new water line for the Anderson Thomas Road area of Martin this week and...

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Sage Purchased By Private Equity Firm

October 10, 2014

A private equity firm purchases a company with ties to Stephens County. The publication GSA Business reported this week that Clearlake Capital Group of Santa Monica, California has bought Greenville, South Carolina-based Sage Automotive Interiors for an undisclosed sum. The GSA Business report said Sage management also invested in the transaction. According to the...

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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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