CASA Needs More Volunteers

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia To deal with a rising number of cases of child abuse and child neglect in Stephens, Franklin, and Hart counties, Northeast Georgia Court Appointed Special Advocate, or CASA, is putting out the call for more volunteers. Northeast Georgia CASA Executive Director Melissa Mitchell said their case load increases every year as the number of […]

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Projects Moving Forward in Royston

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The city of Royston is moving ahead with a couple of construction projects this spring. At its regular meeting this month, City Manager Ed Andrews gave the Royston City Council an update. The first project is the renovation of the train depot. Andrews said they expect to begin the actual work next month. “The […]

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SCHS Tennis Sweeps Monroe Area

Stephens County High School tennis picks up a region sweep. Thursday, the Indian and Lady Indian tennis teams hosted Region 8-AAAA foe Monroe Area. The Lady Indians won by a match score of 2-1. Winning matches for the Lady Indians were senior Kasey Crunkleton and doubles team of Hannah Pruitt and Kylee Maynard. The girls team got its first region […]

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Federal Indictments Issued in Trafficking Ring

Multiple suspects in a multi-million dollar drug trafficking ring authorities have said was based out of Stephens County now face federal indictments. Wednesday, a federal grand jury in U.S. District Court in Gainesville returned two federal indictments against 16 criminal defendants who were arrested during last month’s round-up of individuals allegedly involved in the ring, which stretched through Georgia and […]

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American Legion Celebrates 90th Birthday in Toccoa

Toccoa’s American Legion Post 104 celebrates a milestone birthday. The post marked its 90th birthday with a dinner and program on Monday at the post location on Doyle Street in Toccoa. Among those attending the event was the 9th District American Legion Commander, Geoffrey Toman. He said he is honored to be a part of Post 104’s celebration. “Toccoa is […]

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Third Arrest in Martin Fight

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A third person has been arrested in connection with a fight that broke out in Martin last month. Athens office GBI Agent in Charge Jesse Maddox said a third suspect turned himself in this week. “Brandon McCall, a 23-year old male from Martin was arrested,” Maddox said. “He was charged with aggravated battery and […]

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All-Male Talent Show Set for Saturday

The Schaefer Center in downtown Toccoa is hosting a talent show this weekend. An all-male talent show will take place on Saturday at 5 p.m. at the Schaefer Center. Jeraldine Hayes is one of the organizers for the event. She said they moved the event to the Schaefer Center this year for more room and they feel it is a […]

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