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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Toccoa Commission To Meet Today

The Toccoa City Commission will take another step towards implementing Sunday alcohol sales for on-site consumption at its meeting later today. Toccoa City Commissioners are scheduled to meet at 5 p.m. today at Toccoa City Hall. During today’s meeting, the city commission is scheduled to consider a Sunday Alcohol Sales Ordinance. In November, city of Toccoa voters approved Sunday sales […]

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Lavonia To Raise Some Water Rates

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The city of Lavonia is raising water rates. At its meeting this past week, the Lavonia City Council heard from Assistant City Manager Charles Cawthon. Cawthon recommended raising rates 25 cents per 1,000 gallons on the overage and increasing the new account set-up fee to $25 from the current $10. According to Cawthon, a […]

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SCHS Basketball Splits With Franklin Co.

The Stephens County Indian boys stage a huge comeback to extend their winning streak to four games. Stephens County’s boys trailed by as many as 13 points in the third quarter before staging a huge run to win by 12 over Franklin County, 60-48. Trailing 32-19 in the third quarter, Stephens County outscored the Lions 41-16 the rest of the […]

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