Meeting on Proposed State Constitutional Amendment Tonight

There will be a town hall meeting tonight at the Toccoa-Stephens County Boys’ and Girls’ Club on one of the proposed state constitutional amendment questions on this November’s general election ballot. The town hall will be about the first question on the ballot, called the Opportunity School District amendment. According to the ballot, the question asks voters to decide, “Shall […]

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One Killed in Franklin Co. Accident

By Buddy Hardigree, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A Hartwell man is dead after a two-vehicle accident in Franklin County over the weekend. The accident occurred at about 9:45 a.m. Sunday on Georgia Highway 17 at its intersection with Lankford Road, which is just south of the city of Lavonia. According to Sergeant Al Whitworth of the Hartwell post of the Georgia […]

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Federal Duck Stamp Now Available in Ga. Online

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources said that waterfowl hunters can now get their federal duck stamp online. According to the DNR, before this year hunters needing a Federal Duck Stamp, which is required for all waterfowl hunters, could not get that license at the same time as their other licenses. However, the DNR now said that it offers the […]

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SCHS Volleyball Splits on Senior Night

Stephens County splits on Senior Night for volleyball at the Currahee Arena. On Thursday, the Lady Indians split a pair of matches. First, Stephens County lost to Habersham in straight sets, 15-25 and 15-25. Then, the Lady Indians beat Hart in straight sets, 25-14 and 25-10. Stephens County volleyball is entering the last week of its regular season as it […]

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Petreaus Speaks in Toccoa


Retired General David Petreaus told a crowd in Toccoa Saturday that terrorism is the struggle of a generation. Petreaus spoke at Saturday’s Currahee Military Weekend banquet at the National Guard Armory in Toccoa. He hit on a number of topics during a moderated question and answer session. According to Petreaus, fighting terrorism will require an approach that can be sustained […]

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Ga. Dept. of Human Services Ready To Give Medicare Help

The Georgia Department of Human Services said it is ready to assist older Georgians making decisions about Medicare health and prescription drug plans during this year’s Medicare open enrollment period. The enrollment period for Medicare, which serves millions of older Americans, will open Oct. 15 and end Dec. 7. The GeorgiaCares program, administered through the Department’s Division of Aging Services, […]

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Banks Co. Authorities Arrest Suspect After Manhunt

Banks County authorities say they have a man in custody after a manhunt Friday night. The Banks County Sheriff’s Office says it was able to apprehend Alton Lee Davidson following a manhunt in the area of Grant Mill Road and Yonah Homer Road in Banks County. According to the Banks County Sheriff’s Office, Davidson fled Georgia Department of Natural Resources […]

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Election Season Gearing Up in Stephens Co.

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Election season is heating up one more time in Stephens County. This November, Stephens County voters will join the rest the country in picking a president. Also, Stephens County voters will be choosing a State Court Solicitor as current Solicitor Willie Woodruff runs against challenger Ann Pickett. There is also a U.S. Senate race on the ballot as Johnny Isakson […]

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