Lady Indian Volleyball Getting Started

The Stephens County High School Lady Indian volleyball team starts its second year tonight. Last night, the Lady Indians took part in a scrimmage and tonight, they start the regular season on the volleyball court at home against Rabun County and Hart County. Head Coach Michael Thomas said the team has worked hard during the summer to prepare for this […]

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SCSO Arrests Man Sought on Burglary Charges

A man wanted in connection with local burglaries in Stephens County is now in custody. The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office says that authorities took Douglas Mark Dodd of Rock Road in Mt. Airy into custody on August 3 without incident. No details of the arrest have been released at this time. The 48-year-old Dodd has been charged with burglary in […]

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Lavonia Officially Hires New City Manager

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The City of Lavonia officially has its new City Manager. At its regular meeting Monday, the Lavonia City Council voted unanimously to hire Charles Cawthon as the new City Manager to replace current manager Gary Fesperman. Fesperman is retiring at the end of the year. Lavonia Mayor Ralph Owens said that the city had […]

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Red Cross Issues Call for Blood Donations

The American Red Cross is issuing an urgent call for most needed blood types as it says it faces a looming shortage. According to a Red Cross press release this week, the agency needs eligible donors with O negative, B negative, and A negative blood to give now to prevent an emergency situation. Type O negative is the universal blood […]

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Elberton Man Injured in SR 17 Wreck

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia No charges are expected to be filed against an Elbert County man involved in a wreck Tuesday morning near Royston. It happened about 8:40 Tuesday morning on SR17. “A black Jeep was traveling south on Georgia 17 near Cedar Lane Drive. The Jeep crossed the center line and struck an 18-wheeler in the rear […]

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Stephens Co. Hospital Continues Planning for Possible Wilkinson Center Addition

Stephens County Hospital is moving closer to possibly beginning work on an addition to its Wilkinson Center. The Hospital Authority’s Building and Grounds Committee met on Monday to receive an update on the project from Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell. Gambrell said that the meeting allowed committee members to receive information about the bids that the hospital has received so far […]

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Back to School Prayer Motorcade Saturday

An annual start of school event will once again take place this weekend. The annual Stephens County Back-to-school Prayer Motorcade is set for this coming Saturday. Jeraldine Hayes and Mary Owenby are once again coordinating the event that will visit each Stephens County school, along with some other locations. Hayes said everyone, including school staff, students, and parents, are invited […]

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GMA Honors Former Ga. First Lady Betty Vandiver

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Georgia Municipal Association is honoring former Georgia First Lady Betty Vandiver, wife of the late Governor Ernest Vandiver, for her work on behalf of the mentally challenged. Mrs. Vandiver is the founder of the Mayors’ Christmas Motorcade, an annual holiday event in which towns and cities across the state collect and deliver gifts […]

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