Suspect Named in Clarkesville, Lavonia Burglaries

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A high-speed chase in Habersham County leads to the arrest of a former Lavonia man who is a suspect in two pharmacy burglaries, one in Clarkesville and another in Lavonia. The Clarkesville burglary happened back on April 10 and that burglary was almost identical to one at Riggins Pharmacy in Lavonia recently, said Lavonia […]

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Teacher of the Year Banquet Held

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Stephens County honors its Teacher of the Year. The annual Stephens County School System Teacher of the Year banquet took place Thursday at the Currahee Campus of North Georgia Technical College. This year’s system-wide teacher of the year, named back in November, is art teacher Timothy Mitchell, representing Liberty Elementary School as its Teacher of the Year as well. Mitchell […]

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Stephens Co. Special Olympics Holds Spring Games

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Stephens County Special Olympics gathers for its annual Spring Games. Those took place on Friday at the Stephens County High School football stadium. Local Special Olympics Coordinator Kevin Phillips said that the Spring Games is one of the biggest events that Stephens County Special Olympics holds each year for the athletes. “Today’s Spring Games is really important for us because […]

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Indians Fall To Monroe Area

After leading 4 to 1 going to the bottom of the sixth inning, the Stephens County Indians Baseball Team lost to Monroe Area Friday night, 5 to 4, on the road in Monroe. The Indians took the early 1 to 0 lead with an RBI single by Dylan Simpson in the first inning. Monroe Area tied the game in the […]

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Lawrenceville Woman Charged in High-Speed Chase in Franklin Co.

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A Lawrenceville woman ends up in the hospital after leading multiple law enforcement agencies on a high-speed chase through several counties. It started late Thursday night in Barrow County, according to Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas. “Franklin County Sheriff’s office was alerted to the chase by Franklin County 911,” Thomas said. “The chase began […]

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Murder Trial Set to Start in Franklin Co.

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Jury selection is set to begin today in the murder trial of a Canon man, accused in the death of his mother last summer. 40-year old John Robert Dye of Canon is charged with felony murder, felony aggravated assault and felony animal cruelty. Authorities say on the morning of Thursday, August 27, 2015, Franklin […]

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Mobile Unit Career Coach in Toccoa Today

People looking for employment can take advantage of a mobile unit coming to Toccoa today. The Georgia Mountains Regional Commission Workforce Development Mobile Career Coach unit will be at the Toccoa-Stephens County Library from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. The Toccoa-Stephens County Library is located on West Savannah Street in Toccoa. Regional Commission officials said the unit will be […]

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Sheriff Candidates Square Off at Forum

The two men running to be Stephens County Sheriff square off at a Town Hall event. The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce and AM 630 WNEG sponsored the forum Thursday at the Schaefer Center in downtown Toccoa. Incumbent Sheriff Randy Shirley is facing challenger Jim Davis in the May Republican primary. Shirley said that one of the things he is […]

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U.S. House Candidates Speak At Forum

Candidates for the 9th District U.S. House seat in northeast Georgia face off in a town hall meeting. All five men running as Republicans for the 9th District seat spoke to voters at the Schaefer Center during Thursday’s town hall meeting sponsored by AM 630 WNEG and the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce. Incumbent Congressman Doug Collins said that he […]

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