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Lavonia Police Searching for Stolen Pizza Delivery Vehicle

March 11, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Lavonia Police are asking for the public’s help to locate a car stolen from a restaurant parking lot over the weekend. According to Lavonia Police Chief Bruce Carlisle, it happened Saturday evening at the Pizza Hut on State Route 17. “When officers arrived they learned that a pizza...

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TCC Purchases Mowers for Golf Course

March 10, 2015

Toccoa City Commissioners approve the purchase of equipment for the Pines golf course. Monday, the city commission unanimously approved the bid of Swinehart’s Power Equipment of Baldwin for two scag industrial mowers for the golf course. The total bid from Swinehart’s Power Equipment was $19,842. It was the lowest of three bids received for...

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City of Toccoa Recognizes Local Animal Advocate

March 10, 2015
City of Toccoa Recognizes Local Animal Advocate

The city of Toccoa honors a local resident for her work over the years with animals. Monday, the city commission read and presented a proclamation to Joan Allen. Allen has been involved with the Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter, as well as previously being involved with the Humane Society and Hearts for Homeless Pets. Toccoa...

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Stephens Co. Commission To Meet This Morning

March 10, 2015

Stephens County Commissioners are expected to consider a request for additional funding for the county’s 4-H program at their meeting this morning. County commissioners are scheduled to meet at 8:30 a.m. today in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. During today’s meeting, Stephens County Extension Agent Forrest Connelly...

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SCSO Using New K-9, “Kilo,” In Drug Enforcement

March 10, 2015

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office is introducing a new deputy into its ranks of the four-legged variety. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that the Sheriff’s Office has added a new K-9 deputy, “Kilo,” to the ranks at the Sheriff’s Office. Shirley said the K-9 program was newly implemented last year. “We are getting...

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Police Blotter

March 10, 2015

A Tallulah Street resident reports a burglary to authorities. According to a report on file with the Toccoa Police Department, an officer responded to Tallulah Street on Friday. There, a resident told the officer that someone had taken her 32-inch flat screen TV, valued at $250, and her dog, described as a Pit bull....

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Franklin Co. Schools Recognize Honor Students

March 10, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The honor students of the Franklin County High School Class of 2015 are honored by the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce. This year’s STAR Student, STAR Teacher, Valedictorian and Salutatorian along with 41 honors students and their parents were recognized by the Chamber and treated to a breakfast...

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Toccoa City Commission To Meet Today

March 9, 2015

Toccoa City Commissioners are expected to open bids for two different items at their regularly scheduled meeting later today. The city commission is scheduled to meet at 5 p.m. today at Toccoa City Hall. During the meeting, city commissioners are expected to open bids for both two scag industrial mowers for the Pines Golf...

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Body Found in Lake Hartwell

March 9, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The search for a South Carolina man on Lake Hartwell missing since early February may be over. On Sunday, the body of a white male was discovered in Lake Hartwell on the Georgia side near Shoal Creek by a fisherman. Georgia Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement officer...

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School System Still Waiting on FY 2014 Audit; No Action Taken at Weekend Meeting

March 9, 2015

The Stephens County School System continues to wait on its Fiscal Year 2014 audit. Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey said that state auditors still have not begun the process of conducting the audit for the fiscal year that ended back in July. “At this point, I do not think the Department of Audits...

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