Bird Flu Found in Ga.

Avian flu has been found in domestic poultry in Georgia. The Georgia Agriculture Department said that a flock of chickens at a commercial poultry breeding operation located in Chattooga County has tested positive for H7, presumptive low pathogenic avian influenza. State officials said this is the first confirmation of avian influenza in domestic poultry in Georgia. According to state ag […]

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St. Mary’s Adds “Vapes” To Tobacco-Free Policy

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia If you regularly use e-cigarettes or any sort of vape nicotine delivery system, you will no longer be able to use them inside a St. Mary’s Healthcare facility. On Monday, St. Mary’s officials announced they are adding electronic nicotine delivery systems, or ENDS, to their tobacco-free policy. Spokesperson Mark Ralston said studies show e-vape […]

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NGTC Brings Home PBL Awards

North Georgia Technical College brings home awards from a regional competition. Several North Georgia Technical College students from the Blairsville and Clarkesville campuses recently competed in the Georgia North District Phi Beta Lambda competition at Reinhardt University and brought home numerous awards. Susie Berry of Cleveland, Ga., won first place overall as the Future Business Executive as well as 5th […]

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SR 63 Bridge Replacement on Schedule

Georgia Department of Transportation Spokesperson Katie Strickland said Friday work remains on schedule on the replacement of a bridge along State Route 63 in Banks County. The bridge replacement project started last Fall and has resulted in a detour around the bridge over the Middle Fork Broad River on what is also known as Martin Bridge Road, a road used […]

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Fatal Motorcycle Accident Reported in Stephens Co.

One person is reportedly dead after a motorcycle accident on Friday night in Stephens County. According to Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley, a man was killed in the motorcycle accident, which took place on Turner Road in Eastanollee. Shirley said the motorcycle lost control and struck a tree. No other vehicles were reported to have been involved in the accident.

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Nobody Hurt in Weekend Fire

Authorities said nobody was hurt in a fire over the weekend in Stephens County. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said a house and barn on Camp Road were damaged by fire on Saturday. Shirley said that Eastanollee, Carnes Creek, and Big Smith Fire Departments all responded to the call. The sheriff said that indications are that the structure fire started […]

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Toccoa Commission Meets Today

The Toccoa City Commission meets today for a regularly scheduled meeting. Today’s meeting will begin at 5 p.m. at Toccoa City Hall. Items on the agenda include consideration of a bare steel replacement project and consideration of appointments to two boards, the Alcohol Beverage Control board and the Toccoa Planning Commission. Today’s 5 p.m. Toccoa City Commission meeting is open […]

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Hart Co. Working on Comprehensive Plan

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Public comments are still being gathered in Hart County as it works to update its Comprehensive Plan. Comprehensive Plans cover proposed county initiatives over a ten-year period and typically include topics such as plans for land-use development and public works projects. Georgia law dictates the plan must be updated every ten years and submitted […]

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Outdoors GA App Receives Update

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources updates its mobile app. Almost one year since its debut, the free Outdoors GA app receives a new update allowing hunters to check their harvest without needing cell service, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. Wildlife Resources Division Director Rusty Garrison said they continue to be pleased with this […]

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