Oconee Heart and Vascular Moving to Lavonia

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Oconee Heart and Vascular Center will have new offices in Lavonia. St. Mary’s Healthcare announced last month that the Center is moving its Northeast Georgia office from Toccoa to St. Mary’s Sacred Heart Hospital in Lavonia. St. Mary’s Healthcare Spokesman Mark Ralston said the move is a practical one. “Because it serves Franklin, […]

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Sewer Expansion Project Moving Forward


Stephens County and the city of Toccoa have the go-ahead to move forward full speed ahead with the sewer expansion project on the Toccoa By-pass. According to Stephens County Development Authority Executive Director Tim Martin, local officials got the go-ahead from the federal level to start with one phase of what is a multi-part project. “I can tell you that […]

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“A Taste of Toccoa” Takes Place


The rain holds off and visitors enjoy a nice night for “A Taste of Toccoa.” The 26th annual “Taste” took place Thursday night in downtown Toccoa. “Taste” is an annual event at which local restaurants and caterers can show off their specialty menu items in smaller portions. Main Street Toccoa Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said organizers were pleased with how […]

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TFC Files Petition To Sell WRAF, Other Radio Properties

A broadcasting legacy at Toccoa Falls College is coming to a close. An application has been filed with the Federal Communications Commission by TFC to sell its radio station group, including Toccoa Falls flagship station, WRAF, to a Lakeland, Florida based, non-commercial religious format operator. Radio Training Network, operators of His Radio 89.3 in Greenville, is paying Toccoa Falls College […]

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17 Fitness Holds Ribbon Cutting

A local gym celebrates its new name and a local feel. 17 Fitness held a Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday at its location on Big A Road. This is the former Gold’s Gym. Owner Paul Keller said that he felt switching to a local name and a local brand would be a positive for the gym […]

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Martin Spring Festival Set for Saturday

The town of Martin will host its annual Spring Festival this weekend. This year’s Martin Spring Festival will take place on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Organizers said that this year’s festival will include numerous vendors and crafts, a car show, children’s activities, live entertainment, and a blood drive to benefit the Blood Connection. All proceeds from the […]

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Three Charged in Drug Bust Near Franklin Springs

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Three people are in the Franklin County Detention Center after a large drug bust at a home near Franklin Springs. According to Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas, it happened last Friday when neighbors called to report drug activity at a house on U.S. Highway 29. Thomas said deputies and agents with the North Georgia […]

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