Indians Fall to N. Oconee in Baseball

The Stephens County Indians dropped their region record to 4-5 Wednesday night following a 2-0 defeat at the hands of the North Oconee Titans in Region 8-AAAA baseball play at the Reservation in Toccoa. The Indians managed just two singles off of sophomore Kumar Rocker, who struck out six in his six innings of work. Tristan Thompson struck out the […]

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Two Charged With Burglary at Tugaloo State Park

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Two Lavonia men are charged with burglary and drug possession after an incident over the weekend at Tugaloo State Park. Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas tells WLHR News the arrests came Friday. “Early Friday morning, officers observed a white four-door sedan with two males. The officers observed the rear seat of the vehicle to […]

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Woman Charged in Weekend Accident

A Stephens County woman faces charges after a one-car accident in Stephens County this past weekend. It happened on Saturday afternoon on Brookhaven Circle. According to the Toccoa post of the Georgia State Patrol, 45-year-old Michelle Black of Martin was driving a 2001 Nissan Maxima north on Brookhaven negotiating a curve when the vehicle crossed the centerline and continued across […]

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Corps Opening Several Hartwell Campgrounds, Day Use Areas on Friday

Friday brings the opening of a number of campgrounds and day use areas on Lake Hartwell. On Wednesday, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Hartwell Project Office announced the opening of several campgrounds and day use areas on April 1. They are Crescent Group Camp, Anderson County, S.C.; Springfield Campground, Anderson County, S.C.; Twin Lakes Campground, Pickens County, S.C.; Watsadler […]

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Local Industry Plant Manager Featured In Publication

The plant manager at a local industry is being featured in a national publication. Cope Closet Concepts Plant Manager Derrick Woody is being featured in an edition of National Hardwood Magazine in the Who’s Who section. National Hardwood Magazine is published monthly and focuses on industry news for both buyers and suppliers of hardwood lumber. Woody has been the Plant […]

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Oglesby Questions City’s Vision for Youth

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One of the individuals wanting use of a currently unused field at Alewine Park in Toccoa is questioning the city’s decision to use the land for a burn building for the fire department to train on. Evan Oglesby spoke to Toccoa City Commissioners on Monday. Oglesby wanted to fix up and use a currently unused third field at Alewine Park […]

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Public Health Officials Warn of Zika Virus

Public health officials in Georgia are urging people to be aware and use caution to help keep the Zika virus from establishing itself in Georgia. State Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald said that so far, there have been nine confirmed cases of Zika virus in Georgia, all of which were acquired by people traveling. She said none […]

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Banks Co. Burglary Remains Under Investigation

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Banks County authorities are asking for the public’s help to locate the suspects responsible for a burglary at the Country Boys Sports store. Banks County Sheriff’s Office Spokesperson Sgt. Carissa McFaddin said it happened during the early morning hours Friday. McFaddin said that at about 4:15am last Friday, Banks County Sheriff’s Office deputies were […]

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NGTC Does Well At SkillsUSA State Competition

A host of North Georgia Technical College students are state medal winners after competing at the recent State SkillsUSA competition. This year, 26 North Georgia Tech students competed in their respective fields of study, and 18 earned medals in their competitions. Meanwhile, four students who placed first will travel to Louisville, Kentucky, in June to compete at the 52nd annual […]

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