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Franklin Co. Schools Receive Five Year Accreditation

March 23, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Franklin County School System wins accreditation for another five years. “The external review team is recommending to the AdvancedEd Accreditation Commission that the Franklin County School System earn the distinction of district accreditation for the five-year term that expires June 30,2019,” said SACs team leader Dr. Kathy...

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NGTC Honors Adult Education Volunteers

March 23, 2015
NGTC Honors Adult Education Volunteers

On March 12, 2015, the volunteers for North Georgia Technical College’s Adult Education programs in Habersham, White, Rabun, and Stephens Counties were honored at a special breakfast celebration. Throughout Northeast Georgia, North Georgia Technical College’s adult education centers offer free classes to those who wish to attain their GED or prepare for college entrance...

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Wilbros Case Back into Court in Toccoa Today

March 20, 2015

The Wilbros civil case in Stephens County Superior Court will be back in a Toccoa courtroom later today. Judge Robert Adamson will hear from both sides in the case at a hearing today at 9:30 a.m. in the Stephens County Government Building in downtown Toccoa. According to Stephens County Attorney Brian Ranck, the judge...

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Ga. DOT Closes Stonewall Court Bridge Over Railroad

March 20, 2015

Stephens County officials said that the Georgia Department of Transportation has required the county to close a bridge over the Norfolk Southern railroad. According to Stephens County Public Works Director Tim Mitchem, the Georgia DOT has told the county that the Stonewall Court bridge over the railroad requires immediate closing. Mitchem said that an...

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Job Fair Next Week in Stephens Co.

March 20, 2015

The Georgia Department of Labor will host a veterans’ job fair next week in Stephens County. Toccoa Career Center Manager Greg Pitts said the job fair will be on Thursday, March 26 in the Mitchell Allen Meeting Room at the historic train depot in downtown Toccoa. “The event will be from 9 a.m. until...

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Stephens Co. Jury Duty Announcement

March 20, 2015

Stephens County Clerk of Court Tim Quick says that jurors who have received a summons to report for the week of Monday, March 23 do not need to report for the week. Jury duty has been cancelled for the whole week.

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Man Sentenced in Fatal 2013 Accident on I-85

March 20, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A McDonough man will likely spend the rest of his life in prison – convicted in the traffic death of a woman who was in his car during a high-speed chase in Franklin County. Northern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Parks White said late Thursday, a Franklin County Superior...

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Hudgens Marks National Flood Safety Awareness Week

March 20, 2015

This week has been National Flood Safety Awareness Week and with that in mind, Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens wanted to remind the state’s residents that a flood policy can be a valuable addition to standard homeowners’ coverage. According to Hudgens, flood coverage is federally backed by the National Flood Insurance Program. The Insurance...

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Police Make Arrest in Pawn Shop Theft

March 19, 2015

Two people face charges in Toccoa in connection with an alleged theft from an area pawn shop. Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell said that officers responded to a pawn shop on West Currahee Street at about 4:30 p.m. on March 10 in connection to the alleged theft. “Once officers arrived, they met with the...

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Police Arrest Eight for Drugs at Toccoa Home

March 19, 2015

Eight people face drug charges after police show up at a Toccoa home early one morning last week. According to Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell, officers were called to a home on Sunset Lane in Toccoa at about 5 a.m. on Tuesday, March 10. Jarrell said that officers were called to the home to...

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