Corps Recognizing National Public Lands Day Saturday

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District will waive all day use fees for visitors during Fee-Free Day this Saturday, September 26, which held in conjunction with National Public Lands Day. Also, the Corps says National Public Lands Day volunteers are additionally eligible to receive a fee-free coupon valid for one year from the issue date. Corps officials say Fee-Free Day covers […]

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Wilkinson Receives Legislator of the Year Award

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia 50th District State Senator John Wilkinson is the recipient of an award from the Association of County Commissions in Georgia. At the regular Franklin County Board of Commissioners meeting Monday evening, Shaun Adams, Associate Legislative Director for ACCG presented their 2015 Legislator of the Year award to Wilkinson. Adams said the award was for […]

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Investigation Into Possible Northern Circuit DA Candidate

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A possible candidate for the Northern Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s race is now under investigation by the State. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is looking into allegations that Banks County Assistant District Attorney Sam Skelton may have removed items from the Banks County Sheriff’s Office evidence room. According to a report on Mainstreet.com, Piedmont […]

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Amnesty Day on Saturday in Stephens Co.

Stephens County will hold its second amnesty day for dumping of large trash this weekend. The amnesty day for Stephens County residents only will be on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Stephens County Road Department at 1597 Scenic Drive. That is off of Prather Bridge Road and organizers say there will be signs to follow. Keep […]

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Memorial Drive, Sorrells Road Project Underway, Says County

Work is underway on miles of street re-surfacing in Stephens County. County Administrator Phyllis Ayers updated Stephens County Commissioners on the status of road work at Tuesday’s county commission meeting. “While we were sleeping Sunday night and Monday night, Sorrells Road and Memorial Drive were paved, although they are not completely done,” said Ayers. She said crews had a number […]

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Habersham Search Leads to Two Arrests

A drug investigation in Habersham County leads to two arrests. According to a press release from the Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office, their office, the Habersham County Sheriff’s Office, and the Baldwin Police Department executed a search warrant at an apartment in Baldwin on Monday. This search was part of a month long investigation that began after agents received several […]

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Royston Woman Drowns in Hudson River

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A Royston woman is dead after trying to cross the Hudson River over the weekend. It happened late Friday evening, according to Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas. “Rescuers and first responders were dispatched along with the Sandy Cross and Bold Springs fire departments at 11p Friday to a Hudson Terrace Road address in the […]

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NGTC Offering Driver’s Ed Classes

North Georgia Technical College said it is now partnering with the Georgia Driver’s Education Commission to offer a free Driver’s Education Course. The state-approved Joshua’s Law Course meets the new requirements for anyone under the age of 18 seeking to obtain a driver’s license. According to North Georgia Technical College, most insurance companies also give a discount of up to […]

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