Two Teens Charged in Banks Co. Armed Robbery

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Two teenagers are behind bars in Banks County charged in connection with a weekend armed robbery. It happened Sunday night at about 7:49 p.m. at a residence on Grove Level Road. Banks County Sheriff’s Office Spokesperson Sergeant Carissa McFaddin said when deputies arrived they were told by the residents of the home that two […]

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Early Voting Starts Today for Run-off

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Voters in Stephens County are headed back to the polls this month to decide a run-off election for a Stephens County Commission seat. Early voting starts today for the Stephens County Commission Post Two Republican run-off between incumbent Debbie Whitlock and challenger Kenny Yearwood. Stephens County Registrar Bill Cochran said that polls will be open for the next three weeks […]

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Wilkinson Appointed to Study Committees

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50th District State Senator John Wilkinson will serve on two study committees this coming year. Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle has appointed Wilkinson to serve on the Joint High-Speed Broadband Communications Access for all Georgians Study Committee and the Senate Study Committee on the Legislative Process. The Joint High-Speed Broadband Communications Access for All Georgians Study Committee was created by the […]

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Franklin Co. Looks At Water Rate Hike

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County customers may be paying more for water in the future. The Franklin County Commission will be voting on a water rate increase for the county at its meeting on July 11. Franklin County Manager Beth Thomas says that the county hasn’t had a water rate increase in quite a while. “The water […]

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BBB Offers Vacation Rental Advice

The Northeast Georgia Better Business Bureau is warning people not to let scammers ruin their summer vacation plans. According to the BBB, scammers sometimes see vacation plans as an opportunity to rip people off. In 2015, the Better Business Bureau reported that it received more than 1,000 complaints from consumers regarding vacation rentals nationwide. Most of those complaints reported issues […]

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Drought Continues to Worsen in Northeast Georgia

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Extreme drought conditions are creeping into parts of northeast Georgia and close to Stephens County. According to the latest report from the U.S. Drought Monitor, which was released last Thursday, extreme drought can now be found in a patch of northeast Georgia that includes central and southern Franklin County, southern Banks County, and western Hart County, along with parts of […]

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Hudgens Urges Fireworks Safety This Weekend

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Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is urging caution for those using fireworks this July Fourth holiday weekend. In 2015, the sale and use of most consumer fireworks, which includes firecrackers, skyrockets, and roman candles, became legal in Georgia. Hudgens said that means anyone who chooses to use fireworks this year needs to make sure they know and […]

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