Franklin Co. Commission Tables Jail Funding Decision

May 13, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Commissioners in Franklin County are putting off a decision on how to fund a proposed jail expansion until after a detailed budget review. Franklin County is considering adding a four-pod, 96 bed extension to its current detention center to house non-violent offenders and women at a proposed cost...

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Top Five Banquet at SCHS Tonight

May 13, 2014

Just a reminder, tonight’s annual Top Five Banquet is at Stephens County High School. Dinner will begin at 6 p.m. in the high school bistro with the Top Five program to follow in the Tugaloo Center for the Performing Arts. The Toccoa Rotary Club sponsors the Top Five banquet each year. It honors the...

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Chamber Looks Ahead to New Year

May 12, 2014

The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce looks forward to the year ahead. Last Thursday at its annual meeting, the Chamber heard from both Current Chamber Board Chair Brian Akin, whose term ends on June 30 and Incoming Board Chair Greg Roach, who begins his year as chair on July 1. Akin said it has...

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SCHS Football Spring Practice Starts Today

May 12, 2014

The Stephens County High School football team is starting spring practice today. New Head Coach Frank Barden will lead the Indians in the first of 10 practices later today. Barden said he is excited to get onto the field. “We will just get out there just find some kids that play hard and do...

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Toccoa Commission Meeting Tuesday, Not Today

May 12, 2014

There is a change in the schedule for the Toccoa City Commission this week from the board’s normal schedule. City commissioners will not meet today. Instead, the city commission will meet Tuesday for its first meeting for the month of May. Tuesday’s Toccoa City Commission regular meeting will get underway at 5 p.m. Meanwhile,...

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Toccoa Celebrates Train Day

May 12, 2014
Toccoa Celebrates Train Day

Toccoa celebrates National Train Day. Saturday, residents gathered to greet the Amtrak Crescent train as it arrived in Toccoa for its morning stop as part of the festivities. That wait took a little longer than normal Saturday as the Crescent was nearly two hours late, arriving just before 8 a.m. instead of at its...

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