Cracker Barrel Construction Underway in Lavonia

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Work is underway in Lavonia on the new Cracker Barrel family restaurant. The restaurant company officially announced this week that construction started earlier this month. Cracker Barrel is building its new restaurant on the Ross Place property where a topless bar, the Cafe Risque, once stood. In 2009, the City of Lavonia was able […]

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SR 184 Bridge Over Toccoa Creek Back Open

Drivers who use Prather Bridge Road, or State Route 184, are no longer using a detour to get around the bridge over Toccoa Creek. That bridge re-opened to traffic on Saturday afternoon. Georgia Department of Transportation Spokesperson Katie Strickland said it is not the end of the project, but it is a huge step forward. “It is not a complete […]

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Ida Cox Music Series Gains Regional Recognition

A regional tourism group is highlighting a downtown Toccoa summer event. The Southeast Tourism Society has named Toccoa’s very own Ida Cox Music Series as one of the society’s Top 20 Events in the Southeast for Summer 2017. Main Street Toccoa Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said this announcement serves as a great chance to showcase the concert series. “They meet […]

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Red Cross Still Facing Blood Shortage

Winter continues to bring blood shortages for the American Red Cross. The agency said that following several rounds of severe winter weather in many parts of the country, it needs eligible blood and platelet donors to donate in order to help restock its shelves to overcome a shortage. According to the Red Cross, about 300 blood drives across 27 states […]

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SCHS Wrestling Picks Up Dual Meet Wins

Stephens County High School wrestlers win three out of four recent dual meets. Tuesday night, the Indian wrestling team upped its dual meet mark to 11-5 on the season when they defeated the visiting Rabun County Wildcats, 57-19. That comes after the Indians went 2-1 over the weekend on the wrestling mats. They beat East Hall, 37-36, and Hart County, […]

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New Name For North Georgia Network

The North Georgia Network is changing its name. From now, the North Georgia Network will be known simply as NGN. Started in 2009, NGN has been a member-owned cooperative operating over 1,600 miles of fiber optic infrastructure in Georgia that provides high-speed broadband connectivity. The company said that as the network evolves to include new communities in other portions of […]

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