Fesperman Retirement Official In Lavonia

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia It’s official … Lavonia City Manager Gary Fesperman has retired. On Monday, a reception was held for Fesperman at the historic Lavonia Train Depot. Fesperman said he was touched by the response from the community to his departure and called his retirement bittersweet. “You look back at what you did and where the City […]

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NGTC Receives Donation for Criminal Justice Scholarships

A Toccoa business makes a donation to the North Georgia Technical College Foundation. Recently, the North Georgia Technical College Foundation received a check for $5,000 from detective agency Phillips and Associates Inc. in Toccoa to be used for five $1,000 scholarships for students in the Criminal Justice Program at North Georgia Technical College. North Georgia Technical College Director of Institutional […]

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Toccoa Sets Up Sunday Sales Parameters

Sunday sales of alcohol by the drink for on-site consumption is now officially in place in the city of Toccoa. On Monday, the Toccoa City Commission unanimously adopted changes to the city’s Alcohol Beverage Control ordinance to allow for Sunday alcohol sales for on-site consumption and waived the second reading, meaning the changes take effect immediately. Back in November, city […]

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Toys for Tots Campaign Wrapping Up

Another Toys for Tots campaign is wrapping up in Stephens County and northeast Georgia. Local Toys for Tots Coordinator Don Alexander said that toy distributions and collections are pretty much coming to a close over the next several days. As the campaign comes to a close, Alexander said he wants to dispel some misinformation regarding where donated toys to the […]

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Rats Overtake Highway 145 Sunday in Franklin Co.

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Health Department officials in Franklin County are seeking a permanent solution for a rat invasion in part of Franklin County near the Stephens County line. Sunday morning, Franklin County Sheriff’s Office deputies came upon miles of dead rats along Highway 145 near the Stephens County line. Some motorists took videos and others said at […]

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SCMS Basketball Update

Franklin County took three of four from Stephens County in middle school basketball on Friday. The 7th grade boys lost to Franklin County 35-29. Kenny Colwell led the 7th grade boys with 14 points, while Malachi Colbert added nine points. In 7th grade girls’ action, Stephens County beat Franklin County, 32-21. Breanna Taylor had 12 points to lead the 7th […]

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Clarkesville Mayor Dead After Apparent Sunday Shooting Incident

Clarkesville Mayor Dr. Terry Greene is dead after an apparent domestic shooting Sunday night at his home. Greene’s death was announced early this morning by hospital officials at Atlanta Medical Center, where he was airlifted following the shooting. It occurred at about 7 p.m. Sunday at the Greene’s house on Asbury Street, according to a report on accessnorthga.com. Clarkesville Police […]

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Martin Provides Caterpillar Update to SCDA

Local economic development officials said that Caterpillar plans at this point to wind down operations at its Stephens County facility in the first part of 2016. Stephens County Development Authority Executive Director Tim Martin updated the authority board at its meeting on Thursday. Martin said that Caterpillar is still operating at full power as the company prepares to shut down […]

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People First, Peer Center Hold Christmas Party

Two local organizations come together for a special holiday party. People First of Stephens County hosted its annual Christmas Party on Friday at the Stephens County Peer Center in Toccoa. Again this year, the Peer Center joined with People First at the party. According to Stephens County People First Supporter Jeraldine Hayes, People First puts the party together every year […]

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