Man Wanted in Hart Co. Captured in Franklin Co.

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A suspect on the run from Hart County authorities is captured in Franklin County. Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas says Zach Carey was captured early Wednesday morning after being on the run for over a week. Carey was wanted on an outstanding family violence and kidnapping warrant out of Hart County and was considered […]

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Rookie League Softball Headed to States

The Toccoa Rookie League Softball All-Stars will go for a state title this weekend. Toccoa will travel to Warner Robins for the State Rookie League Softball Championships. Four teams are vying for the championship, two from the Northeast region and two from the South region. It is a double-elimination tournament. As the top seed from the Northeast region, Toccoa will […]

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Truett McConnell Nursing Program Receives Accreditation

Truett McConnell University’s Division of Nursing is now fully accredited. Earlier this month, the school received notice that the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education granted full accreditation for the nursing program at Truett-McConnell. According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, CCNE is a national accreditation agency that ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate, and residency programs […]

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Trio Arrested After Traffic Stop

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Three people face drug charges after a traffic stop over the weekend. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that a Sheriff’s deputy was on routine patrol Saturday night, June 11, when they performed a traffic stop on a vehicle for improper vehicle registration in the area of Georgia Highway 17 and Alfred Camp Road. Shirley said that the vehicle displayed […]

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Foothills Aviation Files FAA Complaint

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A dispute continues between the Toccoa-Stephens County Airport Authority and a long-time tenant at the airport. Foothills Aviation has filed a Part 13 complaint against the Airport Authority with the Federal Aviation Administration. According to a letter from the FAA to the city of Toccoa and Stephens County, Foothills Aviation alleged that the Toccoa-Stephens County Airport Authority is in violation […]

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Service Agreement For Emergency Equipment Approved

After initially delaying a final decision, Stephens County will enter into an annual service agreement with Motorola Solutions for the county’s emergency communications. Tuesday, Stephens County Commissioners voted 3-2 to enter into the agreement. County commissioners had delayed a vote on the agreement at their previous meeting in May. Commission Chair Dennis Bell said that he had questions over some […]

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Hayestone-Brady Signage for New Hwy. 17 Moving Along

Work is moving forward on new signage for the Hayestone-Brady Business Park that will front the park along the new, four-lane Georgia Highway 17. Stephens County Development Authority Executive Director Tim Martin said that the SCDA board discussed the new signage that will be at the intersection of Hammerstone Drive and the new Highway 17 at its meeting last Thursday. […]

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SCDA Board Votes To Reward Martin

The Stephens County Development Authority rewards its Executive Director after a strong Fiscal Year 2015-2016. Last Thursday, the Development Authority board voted to award Tim Martin a one-time, $8,000 bonus for his efforts over the last 12 months. Stephens County Development Authority Board Chair Brian Akin said that the board felt like Martin’s performance warranted it as the last year […]

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New App Highlights Georgia Waterfalls

A new mobile app highlights the state’s waterfalls. The Discover Georgia Waterfalls Mobile App is now available on both Apple and Android devices. App designers said the app allows users to explore Georgia’s more than 50 waterfalls and their nearby attractions before visiting them in person. They added the app allows users to search by waterfall; provides in-depth information including […]

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