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Amnesty Day Deemed Huge Success

May 4, 2015

The Stephens County Commission praises Amnesty Day. At last Tuesday’s Stephens County Commission meeting, Chairman Dennis Bell and Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers sang the praises of the Stephens County Amnesty Day held in conjunction with Keep Toccoa-Stephens County Beautiful on April 25th. “A lot of people,” Says Ayers; “We started out with 8...

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7th Plaque Dedicated In Historic Downtown Toccoa

May 4, 2015
7th Plaque Dedicated In Historic Downtown Toccoa

Main Street Toccoa installed the 7th of 10 Historic Plaques this past Thursday. The plaque was placed on the building that is currently the office of Mike Van Minos State Farm Insurance on Sage Street. Main Street’s Weslie Clark explains the dedication. “This building has been home to a bowling alley, a furniture store,...

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Two Candidates Qualify in Lavonia City Council Race

May 4, 2015

Courtesy of Sister Station WLHR Qualifying for the Lavonia City Council Post 1 seat is over and only two people have come forward to run in that special election race. Qualifying ended at 4:30p Wednesday with Courtney Umbehant and Nora Chambers the only two candidates to throw their hats into the ring. Umbehant and...

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Franklin County to Upgrade Technology

May 4, 2015

Courtesy of Sister Station WLHR Franklin County Commissioners have received information from Franklin County Manager Beth Thomas on her plan to upgrade the computer technology at the Franklin County Commission offices. At their work session Tuesday, Thomas told the Board she has developed a long-term plan to upgrade the computers and server, but she...

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Pedestrian Struck By Vehicle In Front Of Toccoa City Hall

May 1, 2015

A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle this morning in front of Toccoa City Hall. Toccoa Police Officer John Hubbard provides the details; “Basically the vehicle was backing out in front of the municipal building. Another person was crossing the road outside of the crosswalk at the municipal building. The driver backed in to...

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Taste Of Toccoa Is Saturday

May 1, 2015

One of Toccoa’s premier events celebrates its 25th year this year as the annual Taste of Toccoa returns Saturday to Downtown Toccoa. Toccoa Main Street Program Coordinator Sharon Crosby says this one will be special. “It is.” Says Crosby; “imagine a popular event going over that period of time. This year is going to...

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Stephens County Rabies Clinic Is Saturday  

May 1, 2015

The annual Stephens County Rabies Clinic will be held tomorrow at various locations.  Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter Director Jeff Roberts says “with the recent occurrence of a rabies positive dog in the county, it kind of brings it to the forefront and people can realize that it’s one of the least expensive things you...

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Go Tell Crusade Comes To Stephens County

May 1, 2015

Over 40 churches in the Stephens County and surrounding area have united to bring the Go Tell Crusade to the Stephens County High School Football Stadium Sunday through Wednesday at 7 p.m. nightly.  The event will feature music, testimonies, and a clear gospel message. Billy Shaw is one of the local leaders helping to...

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Traffic Stop Nets Cache of Synthetic Marijuana, Three Arrested

May 1, 2015

By M.J. Kneiser-WLHR Three people are charged in Franklin County with possession of a carload of synthetic marijuana. According to Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas, the arrests came after deputies stopped a vehicle on I-85 for erratic driving. “Deputies observed a vehicle traveling southbound on I-85 crossing the center line,” Thomas said. “Deputies conducted...

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Interact Club Wins Bee Smart

May 1, 2015
Interact Club Wins Bee Smart

The Pendulum swung the way of the Rotary Interact Club at last night’s Bee Smart Spelling and Trivia Bee Hosted by the Toccoa Rotary Club at the Schaefer Center Thursday night. The word pendulum was the final word in what became a lengthy battle the team from Stephens County High School and the runner-up team...

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