City Discusses Alewine Park at Work Session

Toccoa City Commissioners are trying to figure out what to do with Alewine Park as multiple youth sports organizations are all asking for the space. Monday, the city commission held a work session to discuss the current lease agreements for Alewine Park and Doyle Street Park. While there was no question among the commission that the city would continue to […]

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Hellenga Previews Goals for 2016 for City

The city of Toccoa sets its goals for the year ahead. Last month, city commissioners met with City Manager Billy Morse and department heads for an all day planning retreat to look at the upcoming 12 months. Toccoa Mayor Evan Hellenga said he feels the retreat provided a great opportunity for the commission and staff to come together and plan. […]

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Stephens Co. Holds Retreat

Stephens County is also preparing for the year ahead. Recently, county commissioners gathered for a planning retreat. County Commission Chair Dennis Bell said it went well. “This was a good thing we did at the first of the year just to get everything on track and keep it going on track,” said Bell. Bell said they were able to talk […]

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Basketball Season Ends At SCHS

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The basketball season ended for both the Indian and Lady Indian basketball teams in the quarterfinals of the Region 8-AAAA tournament Wednesday. On the boys’ side, Stephens County lost to Monroe Area, 60-59, at Buford. The Indians trailed by six at the half, but outscored Monroe Area 23-6 in the third to take an 11-point lead into the fourth. However, […]

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Franklin Co. High Speed Chase Leads to Arrest

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A high-speed chase in Franklin County leads to an arrest and the discovery of multiple thefts. Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas says it happened on Thursday, February 4th. Thomas says deputies were on routine patrol in Carnesville when they observed two vehicles, a blue car and a black Dodge pick-up, riding in a local […]

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Governor Makes D.A. Appointment

Current acting Mountain Judicial Circuit District Attorney George R. Christian will serve out the remainder of former D.A. Brian Rickman’s term. Tuesday, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal announced the appointment of Christian as district attorney of the Mountain Judicial Circuit, which covers Stephens, Habersham, and Rabun counties. Christian fills the vacancy created when Rickman was appointed to the Georgia Court of […]

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Flames Fest Starts Thursday in Toccoa

Toccoa is hosting a series of events starting this week designed to pay tribute to some local Rock and Roll Hall of Famers. Starting Thursday and continuing through March 3, Toccoa will host four events that together have been dubbed “Flames Fest.” Main Street Toccoa put these four events together to honor the Famous Flames, who were all from the […]

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Franklin Co. Student Arrested for Making Threat on Social Media Site

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A potentially dangerous situation at Franklin County High School was averted Monday thanks to a concerned student and a quick response by the school and local law enforcement. According to Franklin County School Superintendent Ruth O’Dell, it started early Monday morning when a student found a threatening post by another student on a social […]

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GBI Investigating Rabun Co. Bank Robbery

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is asking for the public’s help in finding who robbed a Rabun County bank on Monday. Monday at about 12:50 p.m. a bank robber entered the Rabun County Bank on U.S. Highway 441 North in Dillard and demanded money. An undisclosed amount of money was taken. According to the GBI, the suspect left the scene […]

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