Franklin Co. Student Arrested for Making Threat on Social Media Site

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A potentially dangerous situation at Franklin County High School was averted Monday thanks to a concerned student and a quick response by the school and local law enforcement. According to Franklin County School Superintendent Ruth O’Dell, it started early Monday morning when a student found a threatening post by another student on a social […]

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GBI Investigating Rabun Co. Bank Robbery

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is asking for the public’s help in finding who robbed a Rabun County bank on Monday. Monday at about 12:50 p.m. a bank robber entered the Rabun County Bank on U.S. Highway 441 North in Dillard and demanded money. An undisclosed amount of money was taken. According to the GBI, the suspect left the scene […]

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Region Basketball Starting Today After Delay

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Winter weather delays the start of the Region 8-AAAA basketball tournaments. Officials postponed the girls’ region quarterfinals on Tuesday due to winter weather in areas of the region. All of those girls’ quarterfinal games will now be played today, along with the boys’ quarterfinals, which were scheduled for today all along. That means both the Stephens County boys and girls […]

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SCHS Boys Soccer Teams Start Season

Boys’ soccer season is underway at Stephens County High School. On Monday, the Indian JV and Varsity Boys’ Soccer teams faced Franklin County. The Indian varsity team came away with a 1-1 tie against the Lions. Stephens County’s lone goal was scored by junior Austin Garcia late in the second half. Meanwhile, the Indian JV boys’ soccer team lost to […]

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Information Released on Sunday AM Fatal Shooting

Toccoa Police have released information on a fatal shooting over the weekend. 21-year-old Tomas Baiul Colbert of Toccoa died from gunshot wounds suffered in the shooting. According to Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell, it occurred early Sunday morning in the city. “At approximately 6:20 a.m., the Toccoa Police Department was called to respond to an apartment located on Falls Road […]

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Stephens Co. Commission Not Meeting Today

A local board will not meet today as is its normal schedule to do so. The Stephens County Board of Commissioners have cancelled their meeting that was scheduled for today at 8:30 a.m. The next scheduled meeting for the Stephens County Commission will be on Tuesday, February 23 at 5:30 p.m. in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County […]

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Four SCHS Wrestlers Onto States

Four Stephens County High School wrestlers will head to this week’s state AAAA wrestling tournament. This past weekend, the Indian Wrestling team had five wrestlers participate in the sectional wrestling tournament at West Laurens High School. At the sectionals, 16 wrestlers from four regions compete in each weight class, with the top eight at each weight class advancing to states. […]

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Ga. DOT Announces Road Work on I-985, I-85

Drivers who use either Interstate 85 in Franklin County or Interstate 985 in Hall County should be aware of road work taking place this week. The Georgia Department of Transportation said there will be temporary lane closures on I-985 in Hall County and I-85 in Franklin County, weather permitting, this week to accommodate work on replacing the changeable message signs on […]

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