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Deputy Cruz Thomas Scholarship Awarded

May 8, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia One Franklin County High School senior will have a little extra financial help when she enters college in the Fall, courtesy of the Lavonia Police Department. Tuesday night, Lavonia Police Chief Bruce Carlisle presented a $5,000 scholarship to Rebecca Herring. She is the recipient of the Steven LaCruz...

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Va. Homicide Apparently Part of Burglary String, Says Sheriff

May 7, 2015

Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that it appears burglary was a motive behind an apparent homicide in Franklin County, Virginia that led to the arrest of three people in Toccoa over the weekend. 66-year-old Brian Edward Foy of Moneta, Virginia was shot and killed in his home Saturday. On Sunday, authorities here arrested...

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Accident Leads To Drug Charges

May 7, 2015

A Toccoa man faces charges after a recent motor vehicle accident in Stephens County. According to Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley, the accident occurred recently on Brookhaven Circle. Shirley said a 2001 BMW driven by 40-year-old Michael James McAllister of Holly Springs Road in Toccoa apparently traveled off of the road into a ditch....

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National Day of Prayer Today in Stephens Co.

May 7, 2015

Stephens County will mark National Day of Prayer with an event later today. The annual National Day of Prayer observance in Stephens County is set to start at 12 noon today on the lawn of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. Again this year, the Stephens County High School Fellowship of Christian...

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Toccoa Water Quality Report Available

May 7, 2015

The city of Toccoa said its annual water quality report for calendar year 2014 is now available. City officials said the report contains information about the source and quality of the drinking water produced by the city of Toccoa. Paper copies of this year’s water quality report are available at Toccoa City Hall in...

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Lavonia Receives 2014 Audit

May 7, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The city of Lavonia has received another clean opinion from its auditors. At its regular meeting on Monday evening, the Lavonia City Council and Mayor Ralph Owens heard from Chris Hollifield of the CPA firm of Rushton and Company in Gainesville. He went over the city of Lavonia’s...

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Virginia Suspects Arrested in Toccoa Await Extradition Hearings

May 6, 2015

Three individuals remain in custody in Stephens County awaiting extradition hearings in connection to a homicide investigation in Franklin County, Virginia. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that 31-year-old Daniel Percy Arnot of Stephens County faces charges of First-Degree Murder, Breaking and Entering, and Grand Larceny in Virginia in connection to the death of...

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Toccoa Gets Grant for Historic Resources Survey

May 6, 2015

The city of Toccoa will receive some grant funding to help with an upcoming historic preservation project. This week, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Historic Preservation Division announced that Toccoa would receive $6,000 in grant funding to help pay for a city-wide historic resources survey. Weslie Clark with Main Street Toccoa said that...

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Controversial Franklin Co. Poultry Farm Approved

May 6, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A controversial proposed poultry operation near Ty Cobb Regional Medical Center got the go-ahead from Franklin County Commissioners Monday night, despite the objections of those living near and next to the property. David Brown owns 25 acres on SR59 near Ty Cobb Regional Medical Center. He plans to...

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Animal Shelter Receives Donation From Local Business

May 6, 2015
Animal Shelter Receives Donation From Local Business

A local business provides some funding to help the Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter. Recently, the American Woodmark Foundation provided a $500 grant to the shelter to help with its operating expenses. Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter Executive Director Jeff Roberts said that the grant will help the shelter provide food, medical care, and other needs...

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