Nine Killed On Ga. Highways Over Christmas

The Georgia Department of Public Safety said nine people were killed on Georgia highways during this past Christmas holiday weekend. State officials released the final count on Monday. This year’s Christmas travel period ran for 78 hours. It started on Thursday at 6 p.m. and lasted through midnight on Sunday. One of those traffic fatalities was reported in northeast Georgia […]

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Royston P.D. Looking for Stolen Vehicles

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Tri-County Chevrolet in Royston is offering a $10,000 reward for the return of two stolen vehicles. Royston Police along with Franklin County Sheriff’s deputies are asking for the public’s help to locate a 1956 Black and Chrome Chevy Belair and a 2015 Orange Dodge Challenger with a black racing stripe. Royston Police Chief Donnie […]

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Wrestling Tourney Today at SCHS

Stephens County High School’s wrestling team will host teams from two states at a tournament today in Toccoa. The “Rumble at the Reservation” is all day today at Stephens County High School. Wrestling starts at 9 a.m. at the high school. Besides the Indians, five other teams will take part in today’s dual-meet style tournament. Those teams are Commerce, Calhoun, […]

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SCHS, SCMS Basketball Update

The Stephens County High School basketball teams will get back into play this week as both the Indians and Lady Indians will participate in holiday tournaments. Stephens County’s boys will be in Walhalla, South Carolina starting today for their tournament. Meanwhile, the Lady Indians will be in a tournament down in Hartwell. AM 630 WNEG and wnegradio.com will pick back […]

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Multiple Departments Responded to Wednesday Fire

Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley says nobody was inside a home that caught on fire Wednesday in Stephens County. Shirley says that at about 5:30 a.m. Wednesday, firefighters from Carnes Creek and Tates Creek Fire Departments, along with Station 14 from Habersham County responded to a fully engulfed house fire on Ayersville Road just past Patterson Pump. Deputies with the […]

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Lavonia Housing Authority Wins Award

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Lavonia Housing Authority is the recipient of the 2015 Best Practices Award from the Housing Association Insurance Group. H-A-I presented the award for the Housing Authority’s institution of its “Fire and Ice” Program. Lavonia Housing Authority Director Ricky Whitworth said after hearing about previous winners and their programs, he decided to submit their […]

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Banks Co. Site of Sunday Manhunt

There is no word on the status of a manhunt Sunday in Banks County. On Sunday, the Banks County Sheriff’s Office said it was searching for a white male wearing an orange and/or pink hoodie with blue jeans in the area of Hembree Road, Rattletrap Road and McDonald Circle. The Banks County Sheriff’s Office said Sunday that after assisting Maysville […]

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Settlement Ends Wilbros Civil Suit

Stephens County officials are responding to the end of the Wilbros’ civil suit. Judge Robert Adamson signed a Final Consent Order for the case on December 17 and the Clerk of Court’s office received it on Monday. This ruling by Judge Adamson and agreed to by both parties ends the civil suit filed by Stephens County Commissioners, Toccoa City Commissioners, […]

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