Habersham Search Leads to Two Arrests

A drug investigation in Habersham County leads to two arrests. According to a press release from the Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office, their office, the Habersham County Sheriff’s Office, and the Baldwin Police Department executed a search warrant at an apartment in Baldwin on Monday. This search was part of a month long investigation that began after agents received several […]

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Royston Woman Drowns in Hudson River

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A Royston woman is dead after trying to cross the Hudson River over the weekend. It happened late Friday evening, according to Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas. “Rescuers and first responders were dispatched along with the Sandy Cross and Bold Springs fire departments at 11p Friday to a Hudson Terrace Road address in the […]

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NGTC Offering Driver’s Ed Classes

North Georgia Technical College said it is now partnering with the Georgia Driver’s Education Commission to offer a free Driver’s Education Course. The state-approved Joshua’s Law Course meets the new requirements for anyone under the age of 18 seeking to obtain a driver’s license. According to North Georgia Technical College, most insurance companies also give a discount of up to […]

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Stephens Co. Commissioner Debbie Whitlock Cited

Stephens County Commissioner Debbie Whitlock was cited by Toccoa Police Tuesday morning for Misdemeanor Obstruction Of an Officer after an alleged incident at her Toccoa residence Tuesday. Whitlock was booked and released on her own recognizance, according to the Toccoa Police Department. Toccoa Police said they responded to a reported motor vehicle accident Tuesday morning at Whitlock’s residence. Police said […]

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Toccoa Man Free on Bond After Being Found Guilty of Child Molestation

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A Toccoa man is free on bond, awaiting sentencing in Franklin County after being convicted last week of child molestation and other crimes. Northern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Parks White said 50-year old Bobby Todd Jordan was found guilty Friday in Franklin County Superior Court in Carnesville. Assistant District Attorney Jeffery Fogus argued the case for […]

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Stephens County Pursuing Hazard Mitigation Grant

Stephens County is seeking grant funding through a federal disaster declaration to purchase some equipment. On Tuesday, the county commission unanimously approved moving forward with a hazard mitigation grant application. Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said the county is eligible for the grant because it was included in a federal disaster declaration issued back in April for the snow and […]

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Toccoa Police Investigating Saturday Wreck

Toccoa Police are still investigating a one-car accident this past weekend near Stephens County Hospital. It happened on Falls Road, or State Route 17 Alternate, near Hansen Road, on Saturday at just after 8:30 a.m. According to the report on file with the Toccoa Police Department, a 2001 Ford Escape driven by 28-year-old Nicole Ashley Russell of Toccoa was traveling […]

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Main Street Toccoa Preparing For Scarecrow Contest

Main Street Toccoa is hosting its sixth annual Scarecrow Contest this October. According to Main Street Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby, businesses, organizations, families, and individuals are invited to put up scarecrows in front of their home or business by October 1. The scarecrows are to stay up through November 7 and 8. Crosby said the scarecrows should represent the business […]

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