Lavonia Main Street Program Recognized

March 14, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The City of Lavonia is being honored by the State once again for its Main Street Program. Recently, the Georgia Department of Community Affairs’ Office of Downtown Development awarded Lavonia for having the greatest volunteer support among Main Street programs across the state. Lavonia Downtown Development Authority Executive...

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All Clear After Fire Crews Respond to Local Industry

March 13, 2014
All Clear After Fire Crews Respond to Local Industry

Everything is back to normal after fire crews responded to a Stephens County industry this morning. Crews from Toccoa’s Station 10 and 11 responded to Team Metal Finishing on the Clary Connector between 8 and 8:30 a.m. this morning. They were assisted by crews from Carnes Creek and Eastanollee. Toccoa Fire Chief Tommy Ayers...

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SCSO Arrests Two After Searching Long Circle Residence

March 13, 2014

Two people face drug charges after Stephens County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a Toccoa residence last weekend. This week, Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said his office has arrested 18-year-old Whitleigh Sharee Swinton of Toccoa and taken warrants against 27-year-old Jamal Marcus Brown of Toccoa in connection to the incident. Swinton is charged...

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Investigation Into Clarkesville Square Fire Ongoing

March 13, 2014

Investigators have still not figured out what caused last week’s major fire on the Square in downtown Clarkesville. The fire took place during the overnight hours of Wednesday into Thursday last week, causing heavy damage to a number of buildings. State investigators were on the scene last week collecting samples to send off for...

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Toccoa PD Arrests Two After Traffic Stop

March 13, 2014

Two Franklin County men face drug charges in Stephens County after a traffic stop last week. Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell said that Officer Erick Carter stopped a 1997 Honda Accord on Currahee Street near its intersection with Big A Road last Friday evening. Jarrell said the traffic stop resulted in the arrest of...

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Moore Says He Wants Be Advocate for Children and Educators on Stephens Co. School Board

March 13, 2014

The candidate for the District Two, Post One seat on the Stephens County Board of Education said he wants to serve the community as an advocate for the children and educators of the county. Rodney Moore, Jr. qualified as a Republican and the only candidate to run for the school board’s District Two, Post...

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