Sims Sentencing Delayed

By Charlie Bauder, WNEG Radio, Toccoa The Sentencing hearing for a Toccoa man convicted of felony murder last week is on hold.  Court officials report sentencing for Steve A. Sims, Jr. of Toccoa has been moved to October 15th.  He was to have had his hearing yesterday. A jury found Sims guilty last Friday of felony murder, voluntary manslaughter, possession […]

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Franklin County Approves New EMS Station in Lavonia

After years of waiting, Lavonia emergency service personnel will  be getting a new EMS station. At Monday’s meeting, Franklin County commissioners came out of executive session and voted to accept the offer of three-quarters of an acre of land on Gerrard Road from the Franklin County Industrial Building Authority for the new station.  The site was one of two locations […]

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Depot Renovation Ahead of Schedule

Work should be done ahead of schedule on the Lavona train depot renovation. Crews have been working for the past seven weeks to take the building back to how it looked when it first opened in 1912. Originally scheduled to be completed in December,  it now looks like the work will be done by November. “We’ve got everything demolished on […]

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Public’s Help Sought in Stephens County Home Invasion

Authorities in Stephens County are asking for the public’s help in locating three men involved in a weekend home invasion that left one suspect dead. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said it happened about 9:30p Sunday evening at a home in the Gumlog Community. “Four subjects, armed with handguns and long guns, forced their way into a residence located at […]

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Boggs Mountain Shelter Under New Leadership

The Boggs Mountain Animal Shelter in Rabun County will soon have a new name and new people running it. According to a report by WAGA-TV in Atlanta,  a newly formed rescue group called Rabun Paws 4 Life will take over running the shelter once the Rabun County Board of Commissioners approves it. In July, an undercover investigation by Fox5 into […]

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