Rave Party in Franklin Co. Leads To Arrests

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Dozens of underage teens from four counties are facing charges after Franklin County Sheriff’s deputies busted a Rave party over the weekend. For the uninitiated, a rave is an all night party, usually involving dancing with live music and they usually take place in venues like an abandoned warehouse, barn or in this case […]

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NGCU Breaks Ground on New Lavonia Branch Building

Construction is underway on a new building for the Lavonia branch of North Georgia Credit Union. The groundbreaking took place earlier this month with North Georgia Credit Union’s board of directors and management. N-G-C-U officials said that the new free-standing branch will be located across the street from the existing location in Suite 1 of the Lavonia South Business Center, […]

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City of Toccoa Approves Proposed Intergovernmental Agreement With County

A proposed agreement between the city of Toccoa and Stephens County will clarify responsibilities each is taking on in a number of areas. Monday, the Toccoa City Commission voted unanimously to authorize the Mayor to sign an intergovernmental agreement with Stephens County. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said the need for clarification in some areas first came from growth in […]

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City Grants Street Abandonment Request

Toccoa City Commissioners grant an abandonment request. Monday, the city commission approved a request to abandon part of East Savannah Street at the request of Mr. and Mrs. Jon Zeches and the First Baptist Church of Toccoa. City Planning Director Connie Tabor said that the Planning Commission recommended approving the request, which would only affect a small portion of East […]

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Stephens Co. Commission Meeting Today

Stephens County Commissioners will consider a possible street abandonment at their meeting later today. The county commission is set to meet at 5:30 p.m. today in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. On the agenda for today’s meeting is consideration of a motion to abandon part of Crump Street and remove it from the […]

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Banks Co. Home Invasion Suspect Caught

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A suspect wanted in connection with a home invasion earlier this month in Banks County has been captured in the state of Louisiana. According to Banks County Sheriff’s Office Spokesperson Sergeant Carissa McFaddin, Jackson Lewis Sanders was arrested in Baton Rouge over the weekend. “Sanders is currently facing charges with their jurisdiction,” said McFaddin. […]

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Area Residents Appointed to State Boards

Three area residents are among those appointed last week to boards by Georgia Governor Nathan Deal. The appointees are Matt Arthur of Lakemont to the REACH Scholarship Board, Tom Wilson of Franklin Springs to the Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Services Board, and Michael E. Mixon of Clarkesville to the State Board of Accountancy. Arthur is currently the deputy commissioner of the […]

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Local Students Go To NGTC Camp

The Nuts, Bolts, and Thingamajigs Camp was back this year by popular demand and 18 campers from the Toccoa Boys and Girls Club spent an action packed week in June at North Georgia Technical College designing, building and producing from scratch an invention they could show with pride. Aimed at introducing young persons in grades six through nine to new […]

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