Franklin Co. Searching For Attorney … Or Not

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia They’re searching for a new county attorney, but they’re not. …officially. Franklin County’s Board of Commissioners have decided to form a search committee to review applications for the County Attorney position – but they claim they are not looking for a new county attorney. Current county attorney Bubba Samuels’ contract is up the end […]

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Historic Plaque Unveiled at Hayes of Toccoa

Main Street Toccoa unveils the latest in its yearly series of historic plaques. The newest plaque in this year’s series was unveiled last Thursday at a ceremony at Hayes of Toccoa on Pond Street in downtown Toccoa. Members of the Tabor family, former employees of Tabor Motor Company and current employees of Hayes of Toccoa, the Toccoa Historic Preservation Commission, […]

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Busy Holiday Weekend in Toccoa


Toccoa wraps up a busy Christmas weekend. This past weekend, Stephens County played host to a number of Christmas activities. First on Friday night, it was the annual Christmas Fest in downtown Toccoa. Main Street Toccoa Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said that this year’s Christmas Fest was very successful. “We had a great crowd and that is what really makes […]

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Busy Weekend for SCHS Basketball


The Stephens County Indian boys’ basketball team scores its highest point total of the season in defeating the Habersham Central Raiders 78-34 on Saturday night at the Currahee Arena in Toccoa. Stephens County jumped out to an 18-7 lead and never looked back. Ty Nails led the Indians with 17 points and Micah Oglesby had 13 points. Caleb Hodges led […]

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High Speed Chase on I-85 in NE Ga. Leads to Charges Against S. Carolina Man

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia An Abbeville, South Carolina man is behind bars in Greenville after leading Georgia authorities on a high-speed chase last week. It happened last Wednesday night. Banks County Sheriff’s Office Spokesperson Sergeant Carissa McFaddin said it began on Interstate 85 Northbound near Banks Crossing. “We were conducting a motor vehicle accident investigation at the time […]

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Gambrell Honored At Love Light

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The Stephens County Hospital Auxiliary honors retiring Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell at its annual Love Light program. Hospital officials and community members gathered at the Stephens County Hospital cafeteria on Thursday to celebrate the annual Love Light program. Each year, the Hospital Auxiliary honors someone during its Love Light program, usually someone associated with the Auxiliary. Stephens County Hospital Foundation […]

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