FCC Looking at New Rules to Help “Orphan” TV Counties

The Federal Communications Commission is working on implementing new rules designed to provide more local channel options for counties who are located in an out-of-state television market, like Stephens County. Recently, the FCC announced that it had adopted new rules that allowed modification of satellite television markets to help ensure that satellite operators carry the broadcast stations of most interest […]

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United Way Campaign Kick-off on Tuesday

The United Way of Stephens County will kick off its 2015 campaign this week. On Tuesday, the United Way of Stephens County is hosting its 2015 Kickoff Event at 11 a.m. at Gate Cottage on the campus of Toccoa Falls College. United Way of Stephens County Campaign Chair Tammy Riddle said those thinking about helping with this year’s United Way […]

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Toccoa Commission To Meet Today

Toccoa City Commissioners will gather for a regularly scheduled meeting today. The city commission is scheduled to meet at 5 p.m. today at Toccoa City Hall. During today’s meeting, city commissioners are scheduled to receive a report from the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce, as well as the monthly financial report. Also, the city commission is expected to consider two […]

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Canon Man Charged in Mother’s Death

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Investigators with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office have leveled formal murder charges against a Canon man accused in the death of his mother. Earlier this month, Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Chief Investigator Jimmy LeCroy announced that 40-year old John Robert Dye has been charged with felony murder, felony aggravated assault and felony animal cruelty. […]

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Dorsey Still Monitoring School Traffic

Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey said traffic is something they are continuing to watch at the schools. Dorsey updated the school board at its work session and called meeting on Thursday. He said he does feel like the traffic situation has continued to get better. “It has improved tremendously over at Big A with the re-structuring of the buses […]

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Lavonia Woman Charged With Threatening Collins

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A Lavonia woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges she threatened the life of U.S. Representative Doug Collins and his daughter. Pam Spivey of Augusta Road in Lavonia was indicted on two counts of making terroristic threats. According to Lavonia Police Chief Bruce Carlisle, it happened the evening of August […]

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Archery Deer Season Starts Saturday

Archers will get the first opportunity at bringing home a deer this weekend. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division says that archery deer season starts on Saturday. Statewide archery season runs through October 9, although hunters may hunt deer with archery equipment through the entire 2015-2016 deer season. According to the DNR, hunters are allowed a season […]

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NE Ga. Agencies Receive Spay/Neuter Grants

A number of area agencies are among those who have received grant money to assist with the spaying and neutering of Georgia’s companion animals. The grants were awarded recently. According to the Georgia Department of Agriculture, 41 state licensed animal shelters and animal rescue organizations were awarded a total of more than $200,000 in grants. A number of those were […]

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NGTC Students Receive Scholarship

Two North Georgia Technical College students are the recipients of scholarships thanks to a corporation. Automotive Technology student Nicolas Ramirez of Alto and Criminal Justice student Pamela Jones of McDonough were recently chosen to receive $2,500 Grainger Tools for Tomorrow® Scholarships. Grainger, who awarded the scholarships, is a local distributor of products used to maintain, repair or operate facilities. According […]

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Chamber Updates Stephens County Commission

Marketing and membership are the two main goals right now of the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce. That’s according to Chamber President Julie Paysen, who presented a report on Chamber activities Tuesday to the Stephens County Commission. Paysen said that after taking over last year as Chamber President and talking to people in the community, she feels the Chamber has […]

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