High Speed Chase on I-85 in NE Ga. Leads to Charges Against S. Carolina Man

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia An Abbeville, South Carolina man is behind bars in Greenville after leading Georgia authorities on a high-speed chase last week. It happened last Wednesday night. Banks County Sheriff’s Office Spokesperson Sergeant Carissa McFaddin said it began on Interstate 85 Northbound near Banks Crossing. “We were conducting a motor vehicle accident investigation at the time […]

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Gambrell Honored At Love Light

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The Stephens County Hospital Auxiliary honors retiring Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell at its annual Love Light program. Hospital officials and community members gathered at the Stephens County Hospital cafeteria on Thursday to celebrate the annual Love Light program. Each year, the Hospital Auxiliary honors someone during its Love Light program, usually someone associated with the Auxiliary. Stephens County Hospital Foundation […]

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Shubert Murder Trial Wrapping Up In Franklin Co.

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Closing arguments are expected today in the Brent Shubert murder trial in Franklin County Superior Court. Shubert is charged with malice murder, felony murder and concealing the death of another in the 2013 strangulation death of his live-in girlfriend, Bonnie Ann Cooner. After four days of testimony, Northern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Parks White […]

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USPS Gearing Up For Christmas

The U.S. Postal Service is gearing up for another busy holiday season. Officials with the Postal Service said they expect to deliver a total of about 15.5 billion cards, letters, flats, and packages during this holiday season. Also, the Postal Service is projecting that about 600 million packages will be delivered between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve. That represents an […]

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Food Bank Honors Pat Standard With Program

Pat Standard

A scholarship will help carry on the legacy of someone who worked to help make sure people in Stephens County did not go hungry. Pat Standard was a long-time supporter of the Northeast Georgia Food Bank and the Stephens County Food 2 Kids program, as well as the director of Stephens County Neighbors 4 Neighbors program. She passed away in […]

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Toccoa Holiday Activities Starting Today

Holiday activities get underway today in downtown Toccoa. The annual Festival of Trees opens to the public today at the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. Main Street Toccoa Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said the Festival will work a little differently this year. She said that the trees have been decorated by local artists for the public to look […]

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SCHS Wrestling Opens Season

Wrestling season is underway at Stephens County High School. The Indian wrestlers held their first two dual meet matches of the year on Tuesday. Stephens County lost both matches, falling to White County, 48-30, and then losing to Banks County, 60-18. Jake Murray, Jay Stowe, and Tracey Lowery all won both of their matches on Tuesday. Meanwhile, Lee Massey and […]

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Shubert Murder Trial Continues

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Brent Shubert murder trial continues in Franklin County. It started Monday in Superior Court in Carnesville. Shubert’s trial is a bench trial, meaning it is being heard by a judge, who will deliver the verdict instead of a jury. Shubert is charged with malice murder, felony murder, and concealing the death of another […]

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