Martin Spring Festival Saturday

Downtown Martin will host its annual Spring Festival this weekend. The fourth annual Martin Spring Festival is set to take place Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jeraldine Hayes helps to organize the festival each year. She said they are looking to great weather and a great day with lots of things for people to do at the festival. […]

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Taste of Toccoa Goes Well

Organizers are counting up the tokens from this year’s “A Taste of Toccoa.” The 24th annual event took place Thursday night in downtown Toccoa. A large crowd turned out on what was a great evening weather-wise to enjoy food from local restaurants and caterers, as well as entertainment and children’s activities. The Toccoa Main Street Program will announce this year’s […]

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All Clear After Banks Co. Suspicious Package

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Authorities in Banks County are searching for the person who left a suspicious package in a Starbucks’ parking lot. Banks County Sheriff’s Office Spokesperson Carissa McFaddin said it happened Thursday morning at the Starbucks in Banks Crossing at Exit 149 off of Interstate 85. McFaddin said the manager was advised by a customer about […]

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Investigation Into Hart Co. Murder-Suicide Continues

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The investigation continues into the murder suicide two weeks ago that began at the Froh’s Restaurant in Hart County and left three people dead. On Wednesday, Northern Judicial District Attorney Parks White confirmed agents with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation continue to look into the case. “The GBI has been conducting an investigation and […]

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Stephens Co. Unemployment Drops in March

The March figures from the Georgia Department of Labor indicate a drop in the Stephens County unemployment rate. Those figures were released earlier this week. They put Stephens County’s preliminary March unemployment rate at 6.4 percent. That is four-tenths of a percentage point lower than the revised February rate of 6.8 percent and 1.6 percentage points lower than the revised […]

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Taste of Toccoa Tonight

An annual Spring event returns to downtown Toccoa tonight. The 24th annual “A Taste of Toccoa” takes place tonight in downtown Toccoa from 5 to 8 p.m. Toccoa Main Street Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said “Taste” is one of Toccoa’s most popular downtown events each year. “It is an opportunity for our local restaurants and caterers to sell some of […]

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Gov. Visits Hartwell to Sign Boating Bill

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A bill that changes how boaters on Hartwell Lake are cited for violations is now law in Georgia. Wednesday afternoon, Governor Nathan Deal flew into Hartwell to sign HB777 at the Big Oaks Recreation Center. Under the new law, boaters found to be in violation of any boating law will be issued a written […]

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Work Based Learning Act Becomes Law

A bill that 50th District State Senator John Wilkinson supported in the Senate is now law. The Work Based Learning Act, sponsored in the Senate by Wilkinson, was signed into law earlier this week at the Northwest Georgia College and Career Academy in Dalton. The bill will change the provisions of and rename the Youth Apprenticeship Program to the work […]

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Ga. House Speaker Tours Currahee Military Museum

The State House Speaker visits Stephens County. Georgia House Speaker Representative David Ralston visited the Currahee Military Museum Wednesday night while traveling through Stephens County with 28th District State Representative Dan Gasaway. Ralston received a quick tour of the museum. He said he was very impressed by what he saw. “I think it is just really special,” said Ralston. “The […]

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