Downtown Toccoa Storefront Decoration Contest Winners Announced

December 30, 2014

Main Street Toccoa has announced the winners for this year’s downtown Christmas Storefront Window Contest. 13 downtown businesses decorated their storefront windows and voting took place between December 5 and December 23 by the public. First place in this year’s contest went to Victoria’s Sweet Treats. Second place went to Feral and third place...

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Ginn Sets Franklin Co. IBA Goals for 2015

December 30, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County’s new Industrial Building Authority Director, Frank Ginn, is settling into his new role and setting some goals for 2015. Ginn took over the job at the end of October. He said since then, he has been re-acquainting himself with Franklin County and its leadership. “For me,...

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Habersham Shooting Suspect in Custody

December 30, 2014

A man wanted in connection with a weekend shooting in Habersham County is now in custody. Robert Lynn Shook of Lakemont turned himself in at the Habersham County Sheriff’s Office early Monday morning. Habersham County authorities say the 37-year-old Shook allegedly shot a victim during a burglary in Cornelia early Sunday. Shook has been...

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Eastanollee Man Killed in Friday Wreck

December 29, 2014

A Stephens County man dies in a Friday morning accident. The Toccoa post of the Georgia State Patrol says that 53-year-old Ronald “Peck” Ivester of Eastanollee was traveling southbound on Brookhaven Circle in a 1984 Ford pick-up at about 9:11 a.m. on Friday. According to the GSP, the vehicle traveled onto the west shoulder...

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SCSO Announces Drug Arrests

December 29, 2014

Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said two separate traffic stops earlier this month resulted in two drug arrests. Shirley said his office’s Crime Suppression Unit conducted both traffic stops. The first one was on December 8. According to the sheriff, deputies pulled over a silver Isuzu Rodeo for an invalid vehicle tag. Shirley said...

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Unemployment Down in Nov. in Stephens Co.

December 29, 2014

The unemployment rate goes down in November in Stephens County. According to figures released last week by the Labor Department, Stephens County had a preliminary November unemployment rate of 6.2 percent. That is three-tenths of a percentage point lower than the revised October rate of 6.5 percent and six-tenths of a percentage point lower...

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