Officer-Involved Shooting in Banks Co.

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Georgia Bureau of Investigation continues to look into a shooting in Banks Crossing Friday involving two Banks County Sheriff’s Office deputies. According to Banks County Sheriff’s OFfice Spokesperson Sergeant Carissa McFaddin, two deputies approached a man wanted in several counties on drug charges at about 1:30 p.m. Friday on Banks Drive in Commerce […]

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Main Street Unveils Latest Historic Plaque

Main Street Toccoa unveils another historic plaque. City officials and others gathered at Details Salon 73 on Doyle Street in downtown Toccoa to unveil the latest historic plaque. The building has been home to many different types of businesses over the years. According to Main Street Toccoa, the building originally housed Georgia Power, which was in the building the longest. […]

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SCHS Hoops Teams Drop Pair At North Hall

The Stephens County Indian and Lady Indians will now turn their attention to the Region 8-AAAA tournament after wrapping up the regular season Friday with two tough losses. Both the boys’ and girls’ teams lost to their counterparts from North Hall on the road Friday night. The girls’ game was a back and forth affair, but North Hall went 8 […]

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Toccoa P.D. Releases 2014 Stats

The Toccoa Police Department releases its year end statistics for 2014. Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell said the report has some things for the department to be very proud of and some things that he wants the department to work on in the year ahead. “I am happy that our motor vehicle accidents have gone down,” said Jarrell. “This is […]

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City of Lavonia To Get Hospital Roads

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia he City of Lavonia plans to take over maintenance of two roads around Ty Cobb Regional Medical Center. Last week, the Franklin County Board of Commission voted to sell Clear Creek Parkway and Ralph Owens Parkway to the Franklin County Industrial Building Authority for $311,000. At the time, Franklin County Commission Chair Thomas Bridges […]

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TFC Hoops Sweeps Clearwater Christian College

The Toccoa Falls College basketball teams pick up a road sweep. TFC’s men’s and women’s teams traveled to Clearwater Christian College for region games Thursday. In the girls’ game, Katie Calloway put up 19 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Screaming Eagle women over Clearwater Christian, 71-52. TFC’s women shot 56 percent and the first half to open up […]

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Corps Day Use Passes Now Available

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says new 2015 annual passes for day use recreation areas are now available for purchase at the Corps’ Savannah District three dam and lake projects, including Hartwell. The annual pass costs $30 and remains valid for 12 months from the date of purchase. Passes may be purchased at the Hartwell Lake Visitor Center at […]

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Stephens Co. Names STAR Student, Teacher

Stephens County names its STAR Student and Teacher for 2015. Wednesday, this year’s winners were recognized in a ceremony at Stephens County High School. This year’s STAR Student is Kris Clark of Toccoa. Clark said he is honored to receive this honor and represent Stephens County High School. “I hope to represent my school, my friends, and my family at […]

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Removal of Park St. Bridge Underway in Toccoa

Work is underway to tear down the Park Street Bridge in Toccoa. Crews began removing the bridge that spans the railroad tracks along Currahee Street this week. The Toccoa City Commission had signed a formal agreement with Norfolk Southern Railway to allow them to remove the bridge back in August. City Manager Billy Morse said as part of that agreement, […]

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