Stephens Co. Commission Meeting Today

Stephens County Commissioners will meet later today for their second regularly scheduled meeting in the month of September. Today’s county commission meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse. County commissioners will start with a work session to discuss items on today’s business meeting agenda. There are only two items on the agenda […]

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Homicide Under Investigation in Franklin Co.

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A body found over the weekend in Franklin County is believed to be the victim of a homicide. Franklin County Sheriff Steve Thomas said a passerby found the victim on a back road in the northern part of the county early Saturday morning. “Authorities remained at the scene throughout the day on Saturday collecting evidence,” said […]

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Franklin Co. Preparing For Next SPLOST

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County Commissioners are moving forward to put the next SPLOST referendum on the November ballot. Last month, Franklin County Commissioners voted to do just that. Franklin County’s current SPLOST doesn’t run out until the end of 2016, but County Commissioners are asking voters to approve the next SPLOST a year early. In June, […]

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State Announces Delay In Some TANF Cards

State officials said that delivery of debit cards for more than 4,000 recipients of child support and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families has been delayed by a contractor. The cards, called Georgia EPPICard, provide access to child support payments and funds to TANF recipients. Also, a small number of Department employees also use the cards to receive bi-weekly pay. The […]

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Lavonia Clinic Welcomes New Addition

The Lavonia Clinic is welcoming a new staff member. Physicians and staff of Lavonia Clinic have announced Tara F. Brown as a new certified nurse practitioner at the clinic. Brown is a Franklin County native. She earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Georgia Southern University and the primary care nurse practitioner certification from Kennesaw State University. Her professional career […]

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Fight Leads To Stabbing, Arrest

A fight between two people this week results in an arrest. Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell said officers were called to a residence on Tuesday night. “Officers were called to respond to a residence on South Pond Street,” said Jarrell. “When we arrived, our investigation revealed that a fight had taken place and one of the individuals involved had stabbed […]

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