NGTC Recognizes NTHS Students

At special ceremonies recently on the Currahee and Clarkesville campuses of North Georgia Technical College, 54 students were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society, or NTHS. NTHS is America’s highest award for excellence in career and technical education. The mission of the organization is to honor student achievement and leadership, promote educational excellence, and enhance career opportunities. NTHS members […]

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Deputy Cruz Thomas Laid to Rest in Franklin Co.

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Hundreds of law enforcement officers from as far as away as South Georgia gathered in Franklin Springs Sunday afternoon to pay tribute to one of their own, Franklin and Jackson County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Steven LaCruz Thomas. A long, slow procession of police cruisers from agencies across the state, with lights flashing, led the […]

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Hall Speaks on State House Race

Stacy Hall speaks on the results of last week’s election for the state House seat representing Stephens and surrounding counties. Hall lost in last Tuesday’s primary election for the 28th District State House race in northeast Georgia to incumbent Dan Gasaway. He said he appreciates all of the support he received. “When you lose a race like this, you obviously […]

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Stephens Co. Marks Memorial Day Today

Stephens County will mark Memorial Day with its annual observance later today. Local veterans’ organizations will host this year’s Memorial Day ceremony in Stephens County today at 11 a.m. on the lawn of the historic Stephens County Courthouse. The American Legion Post 104, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4346, and Marine Corps Detachment 1303 are all hosting the event. American […]

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Ten Killed So Far on Ga. Highways Over Holiday Weekend

It has already been a deadly weekend on Georgia highways. The Georgia Department of Public Safety is reporting that as of this morning, 10 people have died on Georgia highways this Memorial Day holiday travel weekend. The Memorial Day travel weekend began at 6 p.m. Friday and continues through midnight tonight. The Department of Public Safety reported that there has […]

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Interact Club Gives Back

A local club gives back to the community. Recently, the Stephens County High School Interact Club donated $500 to the Stephens County Recreation Department and the Boys and Girls Club of Toccoa. The monies were raised by the Interact Club during its Second Annual Kickball Tournament, which was held earlier this year at the Stephens County Recreation Department Complex on […]

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TFC Goes 2-2 in NCCAA Baseball World Series

The Toccoa Falls College baseball team was eliminated in pool play at the recently held NCCAA World Series. TFC went 2-2 during the tournament’s pool play segment. In their first game, TFC upset Lee University 6-1 behind a complete game three-hitter from senior pitcher Dylan Charles. Charles struck out five and walked three in going the distance for the Eagles. […]

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Police Announce Drug Arrest

A Toccoa woman faces drug charges after a traffic stop earlier this month. Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell says that on May 12, the Mountain Judicial Circuit N.C.I.S. Drug Team, working with Toccoa Police and the Georgia State Patrol, acted on information received regarding someone traveling to the Atlanta area to purchase illegal narcotics for distribution in Toccoa. Jarrell says […]

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Indian Football Spring Scrimmage Saturday

The Stephens County High School football team will wrap up spring practice with a scrimmage this weekend. Head football coach Frank Barden says the Indians will scrimmage starting at 6 p.m. on Saturday at the Reservation. The Indians started spring practice back on May 12. Barden said they had around 100 players come out. Barden went on to say that […]

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DOT Ready for Memorial Day Travel

The Georgia Department of Transportation is preparing for a lot of motorists to hit the state’s highways this Memorial Day holiday weekend. Department of Transportation Spokesperson Teri Pope said that in order to help with traffic flow, the DOT is suspending construction-related lane closures on Georgia interstates and major state highways from noon today through 5 a.m. Tuesday. “Memorial Day […]

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