AAA Offers Summer Travel Tips

Even though the busy Fourth of July holiday travel weekend is past, there is still plenty of time to take that summer road trip. With that in mind, AAA is offering a number of tips for those getting ready to still hit the highways over the coming weeks. AAA said that Americans drive the most during the summer months. Spokesperson […]

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Banks Co. Homicide Investigation Ongoing

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia More information is expected this week in the homicide investigation of a body found last Thursday in Banks County. Banks County Sheriff Carlton Speed said his officers discovered the body after being called to a home in Homer early Thursday morning. “Authorities were dispatched to conduct a welfare check at 1100 block of McDonald […]

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Six Killed on Ga. Highways Over Holiday Weekend

The Georgia Department of Public Safety is reporting that there were six traffic fatalities on Georgia highways this holiday weekend. None of those traffic fatalities was in the northeast Georgia area. This year’s Fourth of July holiday travel period started at 6 p.m. Thursday and went through midnight Sunday. Three of the traffic fatalities were reported by the DeKalb Police […]

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Toccoa Display Featured at GMA Convention

Toccoa is one of twelve Georgia cities to have local art initiatives recognized by the Georgia Municipal Association. The Schaefer Center facade renovation was recognized during the GMA’s 2015 convention in Savannah last month. Each of the 12 cities involved had their art initiative displayed on a 4 by 8 sign in the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center, which […]

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Little League Update

Toccoa drops two games in the opening day of the second day of Little League District 7 All-Star play in northeast Georgia. The Little League and Junior League baseball tournaments opened Sunday in Habersham County. First in Little League baseball, Hart beat Toccoa 8-3. After Hart jumped to a 2-0 lead in the top of the first, Toccoa tied the […]

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Clarkesville Company Receives Award Nomination

A Clarkesville company receives a nomination for the honor of Manufacturer of the Year. North Georgia Technical College says it nominated Initials, Inc., for the honor of 2015 Manufacturer of the Year in the small business category. In recognition of its high degree of corporate responsibility, economic impact on Georgia, and overall workforce development, Initials, Inc. was recognized as a […]

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Billy Dilworth Passes Away; Services Held Sunday

A northeast Georgia broadcasting personality has passed away. Billy Dilworth died Thursday at the age of 80. He hosted the Billy Dilworth Show for more than 20 years on WLET Radio and WNEG TV. Dilworth also worked as a newspaper journalist. Funeral services will be Sunday at 3 p.m. at Allen’s United Methodist Church with burial to follow in the […]

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July 4th Government Schedules Announced

Local governments are announcing their schedules for the Fourth of July holiday. Both Stephens County government offices and Toccoa City Hall are closed today in honor of Independence Day, which is Saturday. In the city of Toccoa, routes for garbage and recycling scheduled to be picked up today will be picked up on Monday, July 6th. Commercial garbage will be […]

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Ida Cox Music Series Continues Saturday

The Ida Cox Music Series in downtown Toccoa is moving into its second month. The annual concert series kicked off last month for another summer. Main Street Toccoa Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said that it has gone well over the first four weeks of the series. “We have been very pleased with the turnout we have this year,” said Crosby. […]

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