Authorities Arrest Third Suspect in June Home Invasion

The third suspect in a home invasion last month on Talmadge Drive is under arrest. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that investigators from his department worked with deputies from the Habersham County Sheriff’s Office and U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force in apprehending 27-year-old Richard Casey Harrelson of Double Springs Road in Demorest. Shirley said Harrelson was located at an […]

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July Fourth Traffic Numbers Released

Final traffic numbers are out for the holiday weekend. The July 4 travel weekend for the Georgia Department of Public Safety lasted from 6 p.m. on Friday to midnight on Monday. According to the state’s Department of Public Safety, nine people were killed on Georgia highways during that 78-hour period. One of those fatalities did occur as a result of […]

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Two Teens Charged in Banks Co. Armed Robbery

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Two teenagers are behind bars in Banks County charged in connection with a weekend armed robbery. It happened Sunday night at about 7:49 p.m. at a residence on Grove Level Road. Banks County Sheriff’s Office Spokesperson Sergeant Carissa McFaddin said when deputies arrived they were told by the residents of the home that two […]

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Little League Softball Tournaments Continue in Toccoa

Franklin and Hart will play a winner-take-all game tonight in Toccoa for the District 7 9-10 Softball Little League All-Star title. Hart defeated Franklin Tuesday, 7-5. The two teams play again tonight for the district championship at 7 p.m. at the Doyle Street Park. Moving to 11-12 softball, Habersham beat Franklin Tuesday, 20-0, and Madison beat Rabun, 11-2, eliminating Rabun […]

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Early Voting Starts Today for Run-off

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Voters in Stephens County are headed back to the polls this month to decide a run-off election for a Stephens County Commission seat. Early voting starts today for the Stephens County Commission Post Two Republican run-off between incumbent Debbie Whitlock and challenger Kenny Yearwood. Stephens County Registrar Bill Cochran said that polls will be open for the next three weeks […]

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Wilkinson Appointed to Study Committees

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50th District State Senator John Wilkinson will serve on two study committees this coming year. Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle has appointed Wilkinson to serve on the Joint High-Speed Broadband Communications Access for all Georgians Study Committee and the Senate Study Committee on the Legislative Process. The Joint High-Speed Broadband Communications Access for All Georgians Study Committee was created by the […]

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Franklin Co. Looks At Water Rate Hike

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County customers may be paying more for water in the future. The Franklin County Commission will be voting on a water rate increase for the county at its meeting on July 11. Franklin County Manager Beth Thomas says that the county hasn’t had a water rate increase in quite a while. “The water […]

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BBB Offers Vacation Rental Advice

The Northeast Georgia Better Business Bureau is warning people not to let scammers ruin their summer vacation plans. According to the BBB, scammers sometimes see vacation plans as an opportunity to rip people off. In 2015, the Better Business Bureau reported that it received more than 1,000 complaints from consumers regarding vacation rentals nationwide. Most of those complaints reported issues […]

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Little League District Tournaments Resume Today

The District 7 All-Star softball tournaments resume play tonight at the Doyle Street Park in Toccoa. In 9-10 softball, Franklin will play Hart at 7 p.m. tonight in the championship round. If Franklin wins, it wins the district title. If Hart wins, the two teams would play again on Wednesday. Moving to 11-12 softball, Habersham and Franklin will play in […]

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