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Toccoa Police Offering Counterfeit Class

January 12, 2015

The Toccoa Police Department is hosting a class designed to help business owners identify counterfeit currency. The class will take place this Friday, January 16 at the James A. Neal Training Center in Toccoa. Times for the class will be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Friday. It will be taught by someone...

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BBB Offers Scam Safety Tips

January 12, 2015

The Better Business Bureau of Northeast Georgia is offering tips to help people try to stay scam-free in 2015. First, the BBB urged people to keep their computer programs up to date. The agency says people should remember to update their Internet browser, operating system, and other software. BBB officials also urged people to...

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Ga. DOT Announces Routine Maintenance

January 12, 2015

The Georgia Department of Transportation has announced its weekly maintenance schedule for the area this week. No work is scheduled in Stephens, Franklin, or Banks counties. In Habersham County, the DOT said crews are scheduled to seal cracks in the driving surface of State Route 115 between Clarkesville and the White County line. The...

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Chase Ends With Wreck, Arrest in Toccoa

January 9, 2015
Chase Ends With Wreck, Arrest in Toccoa

A South Carolina man faces charges in two states after allegedly stealing a car and leading area law enforcement on a chase through two counties that ended in Toccoa Thursday. It started in Franklin County Thursday morning. Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas said deputies received word of a stolen vehicle out of South Carolina....

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USFS Announces Prescribed Burn For Today

January 9, 2015

The U.S. Forest Service said it will conduct a prescribed burn later today in Stephens County. The prescribed burn will involve about 200 acres and be located in the Davis Mountain area of the county. According to the Forest Service, the burn will be centered in the area of Davis Mountain Road and Quarry...

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Long-Range Weather Forecast Shows Possible Below Normal Temps Moving Forward

January 9, 2015

Now that winter has arrived in full swing, the question becomes what kind of winter will the area have over the next few months. State Climatologist Bill Murphey said that long-term weather models are always less predictable and more subject to change because circumstances can change over time. With that in mind, Murphey said...

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Power Outage Thursday Morning, But Few Other Problems in Toccoa

January 9, 2015

It is a little warmer in downtown Toccoa this morning, but it is still cold. That is after temperatures Thursday morning got down to 12 degrees in the downtown area. City of Toccoa officials said they had no problems with any water or utility lines on Thursday. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said that...

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Franklin Co. BOE To Meet Saturday

January 9, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County’s School Board will be meeting Saturday for a work session retreat and among the issues the board plans to discuss is the recent release of the State’s College and Career Readiness Performance Index or CCRPI. The CCRPI is Georgia’s statewide accountability system. Implemented in 2012, it...

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Dorsey Responds to Grand Jury Report

January 8, 2015

Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey said there were no surprises in his mind in the grand jury report released Tuesday regarding the financial problems that have plagued the Stephens County School System. Dorsey said everything that the grand jury said in its report is what he expected to hear. “I think it was...

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Pinkerton Responds to Grand Jury Report

January 8, 2015

Stephens County Board of Education Chair Dr. Elizabeth Pinkerton is also responding to the grand jury report. She echoed the thought that the report contained no surprises. “I guess it was mostly as was expected,” said Pinkerton. In its report Tuesday, the grand jury said it believes a combination of leadership missteps and external...

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  • January 13, 2015CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) training class
  • January 13, 2015Free blue ribbons to display in support of local law enforcement
  • January 22, 2015Benefit Fundraiser; Ronald “Peck” Ivester
  • January 31, 2015Fishers of Men Revival Meeting
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