Ethan Martin Set to Pitch Tuesday in Atlanta for Phils

August 12, 2013

Toccoa native Ethan Martin is expected to start his next game in Atlanta against the Braves. The Philadelphia Phillies have listed Martin as the scheduled starter for Tuesday’s game against the Braves at Turner Field in Atlanta. The Braves would counter with right-hander Kris Medlen. Martin’s first two starts came at home in Philadelphia....

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Franklin Co. Commission Tables Commissioners’ Health Insurance Question

August 12, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County is tabling for now the issue of whether Franklin County Commissioners should receive county-paid health insurance while the county attorney researches the matter. At a recent meeting, Franklin County Commisioner Robert Franklin motioned to approve the plan, which was seconded by commissioner David Strickland. However, before...

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Jurors in Stephens County Must Report

August 12, 2013

Jurors scheduled to report today in Stephens Co. must report as scheduled, said Stephens Co. Clerk of Court Tim Quick.

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Shelter Fundraiser Approaching on August 24

August 9, 2013

Time remains to sign up for this year’s “Jailhouse Rock” fundraiser to benefit the Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter. This year’s fundraiser is set for Saturday, August 24 at the Currahee Campus of North Georgia Technical College and is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. The August 24 date is a new one after it...

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Rain Causes Two Sanitary Sewer Spills in Stephens Co.

August 9, 2013

City of Toccoa officials said Thursday that excessive inflow from heavy rains caused two sanitary sewer spills Wednesday afternoon at two different liftstations in Stephens County. According to announcements from the city of Toccoa, the spills both started between 12:30 and 1 p.m. Wednesday. The first overflow came from at a manhole just outside...

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Franklin Co. Authorities Seek Toccoa Man in Armed Robbery

August 9, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Authorities in Franklin County said a Toccoa man is one of two suspects being sought in connection with an armed robbery last week in the Gumlog community outside of Lavonia. Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas identified that suspect as 26-year-old Reco Marshall. “Reco is wanted by the Franklin...

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