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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Shubert Murder Trial Wrapping Up In Franklin Co.

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Closing arguments are expected today in the Brent Shubert murder trial in Franklin County Superior Court. Shubert is charged with malice murder, felony murder and concealing the death of another in the 2013 strangulation death of his live-in girlfriend, Bonnie Ann Cooner. After four days of testimony, Northern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Parks White […]

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USPS Gearing Up For Christmas

The U.S. Postal Service is gearing up for another busy holiday season. Officials with the Postal Service said they expect to deliver a total of about 15.5 billion cards, letters, flats, and packages during this holiday season. Also, the Postal Service is projecting that about 600 million packages will be delivered between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve. That represents an […]

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