Drug Dealer in Franklin Co. Sentenced

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A repeat drug offender is off the streets of Franklin County. On Monday, 37-year old Chad Ashley Jacobs of Royston pleaded guilty to possession of more than 200 grams of methamphetamine. Northern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Parks White said Jacobs is a repeat offender who was sentenced without the possibility of parole. “He pleaded […]

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Rabies Case Confirmed in Stephens Co.

A case of rabies has been confirmed in the southeastern part of Stephens County. The Stephens County Environmental Health Department posted a letter Friday to residents in the Seven Forks Road and Tahoe Trail area of Stephens County that a dog had been found in that area that tested positive for rabies. Seven Forks Road and Tahoe Trail are located […]

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KTSCB Wins Awards

Keep Toccoa-Stephens County Beautiful is the recipient of a couple of statewide awards. First, Keep Georgia Beautiful recognized Stephens County as a recipient of the Governor’s Circle Award last month. K-T-S-C-B Executive Director Linda Scofield said the award recognizes the efforts of local chapters throughout the course of the year. “It is the affiliates of Keep Georgia Beautiful that are […]

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Friday Structure Fire Considered Suspicious

An investigation continues into what caused a fire at a vacant house in Toccoa last week. Both stations of the Toccoa Fire Department responded to a vacant house on East Franklin Street at about 3:05 a.m. Friday for a structure fire. Crews remained on the scene about three hours. Toccoa Fire Chief Tommy Ayers said that nobody was hurt in […]

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Stephens Drops in County Health Rankings

Stephens County drops in a yearly study that ranks counties by their health. Recently, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute released their yearly rankings of counties in states across the country by how healthy they are. In that study, Stephens County ranked 118th out of 159 counties in the state of Georgia. That […]

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TFC Baseball Drops Weekend Doubleheader

The Toccoa Falls College baseball team returns home looking to break a three-game losing streak when it takes the field this afternoon. TFC is scheduled to play Truett-McConnell College at 3 p.m. today at home. Over the weekend, TFC dropped a pair of games to Talladega College. In a Saturday doubleheader, the Screaming Eagles lost to Talladega College 5-1 and […]

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Three Killed in I-85 Wreck in Jackson Co.

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Three people are confirmed dead after a wreck this morning on Interstate 85 in Jackson County. It happened on I-85 Southbound at about 7:30 a.m. near Exit 147 in Commerce. At of 11 a.m., troopers were still working the scene. However, the Georgia State Patrol Gainesville Post says that three passengers died after the […]

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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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