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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USFS Conducted Controlled Burns Tuesday in Area

May 6, 2015

The U.S. Forest Service said that it conducted two controlled burns Tuesday in the Stephens County area. Those burns were three miles north and seven miles northeast of Toccoa Tuesday and totaled about 165 acres. According to the Forest Service, the burns may have caused smoke to be visible Tuesday in the U.S. Highway...

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Hartwell Bank Bought By South State

May 6, 2015

A bank with Toccoa ties is purchasing 13 locations from another bank. The website GSA Business said recently that South State Corp. announced that it plans to purchase 12 South Carolina branch locations and one Georgia branch location from Bank of America. GSA Business reported that the Georgia purchase is in Hartwell. South State...

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SCSO Announces Arrests In Connection With Reported Va. Homicide

May 5, 2015

Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said Monday that three people have been arrested in Toccoa in connection with a Virginia homicide over the weekend. In a Facebook post, Shirley said the homicide occurred in Franklin County, Virginia in the early morning hours of Saturday. He said that investigators from Stephens County and Franklin County,...

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“Stamp Out Hunger” This Saturday

May 5, 2015

Local post offices and letter carriers are looking for the community’s help this weekend in stamping out hunger. This Saturday is the 23rd annual “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive nationwide. The National Association of Letter Carriers organizes the food drive each year across America and locally, letter carriers in Toccoa, Martin, and Eastanollee will...

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