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New Hartwell GSP Post Off to Busy Start

April 3, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The commander of the new Hartwell post of the Georgia State Patrol says the new post is already making a difference in the region. Hundreds gathered last month to celebrate the official opening of the new Hartwell Georgia State Patrol Post. That is after Post 52 opened in...

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Toccoa Unveils Historic Plaque

April 3, 2015
Toccoa Unveils Historic Plaque

Toccoa marks another downtown building with a historic plaque. Thursday, city officials gathered on North Sage Street at the Urban Barn and West Realty to dedicate the latest downtown historic plaque. The building was built in 1946 and originally housed Allgood Auto Supply. It has been home to a variety of businesses over the...

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Toccoa Veterans Services Office Closed Until July 1

April 2, 2015

State officials said that the Toccoa office of the Georgia Department of Veterans Services will re-open when the new state budget year starts in July. The office closed last month in what was called a temporary measure. Georgia Department of Veterans Services Spokesman Jon Suggs said a tight budget has affected offices that are...

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GSP Releases Additional Info on Sunday Wreck

April 2, 2015

The Georgia State Patrol has released more information on a serious accident last weekend on the Toccoa By-pass involving a van from Martin Baptist Church. The accident occurred during the noon hour on Sunday. According to the GSP report, a GMC Sierra driven by 29-year-old Jason Christopher Howell of Toccoa was traveling east on...

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Pope Says DOT Willing to Look at Signal At Site of Sunday Wreck

April 2, 2015

Georgia Department of Transportation Spokesperson Teri Pope said that the agency would look at any official request received for a traffic signal at the intersection of the Toccoa By-pass and Memorial Drive. Following Sunday’s accident, Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said he was going to reach out to state officials regarding a signal there....

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Stephens Co. Schools Finance Director Search to Start in Near Future

April 2, 2015

Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey said the school system will hopefully start advertising the Finance Director’s position in the near future. Angel Terry submitted a letter of resignation last week from that position, according to Dorsey, who says the Board of Education must still officially accept that letter at their next board meeting...

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Franklin Co. Fugitive Caught in Toccoa

April 2, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A Franklin County man is finally behind bars after trying to skip out on a prison sentence for selling drugs. According to Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas, 63-year old Toy Lee Fowler pleaded guilty in Franklin County Superior Court on March 23rd to two counts of felony possession...

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Judge Issues New Order in Wilbros Case

April 1, 2015

The judge in the Wilbros civil case in Stephens County issues a new court order in light of last month’s hearing. Judge Robert Adamson issued a new Emergency Contempt Order on March 24 and it was released Tuesday. In it, Judge Adamson ordered that Wilbros shall immediately stop receiving, accepting, or transporting to its...

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Two Arrested After Drug Investigation

April 1, 2015

A drug investigation in Stephens County leads to two arrests. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley announced this week that 34-year-old Joshua Louis Starrett of Toccoa had been arrested and charged with Trafficking Methamphetamine, while 32-year-old Brian Keith Fowler of Lavonia was arrested and charged with Possession of a Schedule 3 Narcotic. The sheriff said...

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Accident Leads to Drug Arrest

April 1, 2015

A Royston man faces charges after an accident last week in Stephens County. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that on March 24 at about 6:35 p.m., deputies with the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office responded to a one vehicle accident at the intersection of Camp Road and Isbell Road in Eastanollee. Shirley said that...

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