Lavonia To Get New EMS Station

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia After years of waiting, Lavonia emergency service personnel will get a new EMS station. At Monday’s meeting, Franklin County commissioners came out of executive session and voted to accept the offer of three-quarters of an acre of land on Gerrard Road from the Franklin County Industrial Building Authority for the new station. The site […]

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Crossroads Receives AED From Hospital

New and potentially life-saving equipment is in place at Crossroads Success Academy thanks to a donation from the Stephens County Hospital Foundation. Stephens County School Superintendent Sherrie Whiten, Crossroads Director Jerry Brown, and School System Nurse Supervisor Marie Brownlow recently accepted the donation of an automated external defibrillator, or AED device, to place at the Crossroads school. An AED is […]

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NGTC Starting Quality Enhancement Plan

North Georgia Technical College is formally starting a five-year quality enhancement plan. It is part of requirements for reaffirmation of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges accreditation. Officials with North Georgia Tech said that the plan involves a college-wide focus on math achievement, including instituting a re-design of basic math courses referred to as learning support. […]

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GSP To Hold Career Fair Next Month

The Georgia State Patrol will be hosting a career fair next month. It is scheduled to take place on Friday, November 9, at the Georgia State Patrol Post 6 in Gainesville, 2000 Cleveland Highway, from 1-3 p.m. The patrol will be accepting applications for the 93rd Georgia State Patrol Trooper School. More information is available at www.dps.ga.gov.

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Fatal Home Invasion Remains Under Investigation

More information is available on an apparent home invasion in Stephens County that left one of the alleged intruders dead. According to Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley, the home invasion occurred Sunday at approximately 9:30 p.m. “Four subjects, armed with handguns and long guns, forced their way into a residence located at 696 Waters Edge Drive in Martin,” said Shirley. […]

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Food Bank Dealing with Commodity Shortage

A lack of funding last fiscal year at the federal level has led to a shortage of USDA commodity foods in northeast Georgia. According to Northeast Georgia Food Bank President and CEO John Becker, the government did not provide enough funding to supply enough commodities to last for the entire federal fiscal year, which runs from October 1 through September […]

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Sims, Jr. Sentencing Delayed

A sentencing hearing for a Toccoa man convicted of felony murder last week is on hold. Officials report that sentencing for Steve A. Sims, Jr. of Toccoa has been pushed back from this morning until October 15. Sims, Jr. was convicted of felony murder, voluntary manslaughter, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and possession of a firearm during […]

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Stephens Co. August Unemployment Figures Out

Recently released figures from the Georgia Department of Labor show mixed unemployment numbers for Stephens County. According to the August figures, Stephens County’s preliminary unemployment rate in August was 9.4 percent, which is down three-tenths of a percent from the revised July rate of 9.7 percent. However, the number of employed in Stephens County also went down from July to […]

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Carnesville Man Indicted

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A Carnesville man has been indicted on felony Theft by Deception charges after he allegedly bilked at least one customer out of almost $8,000 for cabinets he never delivered. A Franklin County Grand Jury indicted Joe Graham, of 2130 Hwy 145, Carnesville last week. Prosecutors claim Graham, had an online business selling custom-made cabinets […]

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Lavonia Train Depot Renovations Continuing

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Work should be done ahead of schedule on the Lavonia train depot renovation. Crews have been working for the past seven weeks to take the building back to how it looked when it first opened in 1912. Originally scheduled to be completed in December, Lavonia City Manager Gary Fesperman says it now looks like […]

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