Nobody Seriously Hurt in Monday Accident

Nobody was seriously hurt in an accident Monday on the Toccoa By-pass in Stephens County. According to Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley, it involved two vehicles and took place at the intersection of the By-pass and Cawthon Road. Shirley said one of the vehicles overturned and the driver of the overturned vehicle was entrapped. He said paramedics and first responders […]

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Toccoa Residents Arrested in Banks Co.

Two Toccoa residents were among ten people arrested in Banks County last week. According to Banks County Sheriff Carlton Speed, Banks County deputies executed a search warrant at an address on Wooded Lake Drive in Homer on Thursday after an extensive narcotics investigation. Speed said on scene, two stolen vehicles were recovered, three firearms were discovered, and a trafficking amount […]

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Delayed Harvest Streams Opening Up

Five designated delayed harvest streams are opening for their seasons today. One of those is in northeast Georgia. That is a portion of the Chattooga River from Georgia Highway 28 upstream to the mouth of Reed Creek on U.S. Forest Service land bordering South Carolina. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources said this and the other delayed harvest streams are […]

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Sheriff Offers Halloween Safety Tips

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Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley is urging everyone to make sure this Halloween is a safe one. According to the sheriff, Trick or Treat will be taking place this evening. He said motorists need to be careful on the area’s roadways with those trick or treaters being out and about. “We want you to watch out for children who may […]

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Fire Saturday on Currahee Mountain

Crews responded to a fire on Currahee Mountain over the weekend. The fire occurred Saturday night on the mountain. Four departments in all responded to the blaze. Those were Tates Creek, Carnes Creek, and New Hope Volunteer Fire Departments from Stephens County, along with the Georgia Forestry Commission.

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One Dead; Another In Custody After Lavonia Shooting

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County Sheriff’s Office investigators, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, and Lavonia Police are on the scene at the Pointe South Mobile Home Park on State Route 17 after a shooting there Sunday. It happened Sunday evening, according to Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas. Thomas said Lavonia Police responded to a report of shots […]

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Toccoa Costume Parade Set for This Morning

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An annual Halloween tradition resumes today in downtown Toccoa. The 26th annual Toccoa Main Street Children’s Costume Parade will line up and head out this morning. Toccoa Main Street Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said that the parade will begin at 10 a.m. and children will begin lining up at 9:45 a.m. “We will be lining up on the corner of […]

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Early Voting Set For Saturday

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Stephens County voters who cannot make it to early voting during the week have a chance to cast their ballots this weekend to avoid lines on Election Day. According to Stephens County Registrar Bill Cochran, polls will be open on Saturday (Oct. 29) for early voting. “Our early voting location will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.,” said […]

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Toccoa Harvest Festival This Weekend

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An annual Fall tradition returns to downtown Toccoa this weekend. The 40th annual Toccoa Harvest Festival takes place Saturday and Sunday in downtown Toccoa. Toccoa Main Street Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said over 130 craft and food booths will be set up on Doyle Street from Alexander Street to Hill Street. “We have different vendors here every year,” said Crosby.  […]

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NGTC Foundation Receives Award

The North Georgia Technical College Foundation is the recipient of one of the highest honors bestowed on a technical college foundation. At the Technical College System of Georgia’s annual Fall Leadership Conference held earlier this month in Savannah, the North Georgia Tech Foundation was awarded the prestigious Technical College Foundation Association Role Model Foundation Board Certification. This marks the second […]

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