Three Charged in Drug Bust Near Franklin Springs

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Three people are in the Franklin County Detention Center after a large drug bust at a home near Franklin Springs. According to Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas, it happened last Friday when neighbors called to report drug activity at a house on U.S. Highway 29. Thomas said deputies and agents with the North Georgia […]

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“A Taste of Toccoa” Set for Today


“A Taste of Toccoa” returns later today for its 26th year. This year’s “Taste” will again happen in downtown Toccoa and will run from 5 p.m. today to 8 p.m. tonight, rain or shine. “Taste” is an annual event at which local restaurants and caterers can show off their specialty menu items in smaller portions. Main Street Toccoa Events Coordinator […]

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Stephens Co. Appoints Interim EMA Director

Stephens County names an Interim Emergency Management Agency Director to fill the position while the search for a full-time person continues. Tuesday, Stephens County Commissioners unanimously approved the appointment of Jamey Gettys to the interim post. County Administrator Phyllis Ayers recommended putting an interim EMA director in place. The position opened up when Denny Folsom resigned from the position of […]

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Collins Sends Another Letter to Windstream

9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins said that it is past time that Windstream address customer complaints. Collins’ office said the congressman sent a letter on Tuesday to Windstream CEO Tony Thomas to follow up on previous concerns and emphasize the growing number of complaints from Windstream customers in northeast Georgia. According to Collins, this letter builds on issues addressed […]

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Stephens Scholars Reception Held

The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce honors top students in the Stephens County School System. On Tuesday, the Chamber’s Education Committee held the annual Stephens Scholars Achievement Awards Reception at Stephens County High School. Each year, the banquet recognizes some of the top academic achievements in the school system. This year, outstanding scores on both the SAT and ACT were […]

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Banks Co. School Joins Ag Dept. Program

A Northeast Georgia school system is among those joining the Georgia Department of Agriculture’s “Feed My School for a Week” program. On Wednesday, Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black announced that the Georgia Grown Feed My School for a Week program is growing to include 27 schools throughout Georgia. Among the new additions is Banks County Elementary School. The Agriculture Department […]

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Former WNEG TV Anchor Chuck Moore Passes Away


North Georgia is remembering a long-time fixture on local and regional television. Former WNEG TV News Anchor Chuck Moore passed away at his home at Chickasaw Point, South Carolina on Friday. Moore worked at WNEG TV in Toccoa from 1999 to 2009 as an Anchor. One of his former colleagues at WNEG is Jennifer Cathey Arbitter, who was an Anchor […]

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