Pond Street Bridge Closed

The city of Toccoa has had to close the Pond Street bridge in downtown until further notice. City officials made the announcement Friday as the bridge over the Norfolk Southern railroad was shut down. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said the bridge was closed at the request of the Georgia Department of Transportation. “DOT has a State Bridge Maintenance Engineer […]

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‘A Taste of Toccoa’ Is A Month Away

The city of Toccoa is gearing up for an annual Spring tradition downtown. It’s the 25th annual “A Taste of Toccoa” and it is coming up on Saturday, May 2. This year, the event is changing to a Saturday during the day instead of on a Thursday evening. Toccoa Main Street Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said that it is a […]

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Stephens Co. Shut Out By North Oconee

A strong performance from North Oconee freshman Kumar Rocker on the mound sends the Indians to defeat in Region 8-AAAA baseball play. Rocker threw five no-hit innings and North Oconee made an early run hold up in a 1-0 win over Stephens County Friday night at the Reservation. Stephens County got two hits in the sixth inning off of reliever […]

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Drought Monitor Calls Stephens Co. ‘Abnormally Dry’

Abnormally dry conditions are back in much of northeast Georgia, including Stephens County. That is according to the latest report from the U.S. Drought Monitor issued last week. This past week, abnormally dry conditions expanded from far north Georgia down across Stephens County. None of the state, though, has moved into full-fledged drought conditions at this time. Last week, nearly […]

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Franklin Co. Woman Attacked By Rabid Cat

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A Franklin County woman is undergoing treatment after being attacked recently by a rabid cat. According to Franklin County Environmental Health Director Louis Korff, it happened last month at a farm in the Carnesville area. According to Korff the cat had been a family pet and a resident barn cat. “This is a case […]

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UGA Selling WUGA-TV To Maryland Company

The former WNEG-TV station is once again changing hands. Thursday, the University of Georgia announced it had entered into an agreement to sell WUGA-TV, formerly known as WNEG-TV, to Marquee Broadcasting of Brookeville, Maryland for $2.5 million. Marquee Broadcasting also owns WMDT-TV in Salisbury, Maryland. According to the university’s press release, UGA retained Patrick Communications to explore the potential sale […]

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Two SCHS Student-Athletes Sign

Two Stephens County High School student-athletes will continue their athletic careers at the next level. Thursday, Isaiah Mighell and Stephanie Collier both signed to play college sports in ceremonies at the media center at Stephens County High School. Mighell signed to play football at the University of the Cumberlands in Kentucky, a NAIA school. He said he felt that the […]

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New Hartwell GSP Post Off to Busy Start

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The commander of the new Hartwell post of the Georgia State Patrol says the new post is already making a difference in the region. Hundreds gathered last month to celebrate the official opening of the new Hartwell Georgia State Patrol Post. That is after Post 52 opened in early January. It covers Franklin, Hart, […]

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