Franklin Co. Woman Attacked By Rabid Cat

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A Franklin County woman is undergoing treatment after being attacked recently by a rabid cat. According to Franklin County Environmental Health Director Louis Korff, it happened last month at a farm in the Carnesville area. According to Korff the cat had been a family pet and a resident barn cat. “This is a case […]

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UGA Selling WUGA-TV To Maryland Company

The former WNEG-TV station is once again changing hands. Thursday, the University of Georgia announced it had entered into an agreement to sell WUGA-TV, formerly known as WNEG-TV, to Marquee Broadcasting of Brookeville, Maryland for $2.5 million. Marquee Broadcasting also owns WMDT-TV in Salisbury, Maryland. According to the university’s press release, UGA retained Patrick Communications to explore the potential sale […]

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New Hartwell GSP Post Off to Busy Start

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The commander of the new Hartwell post of the Georgia State Patrol says the new post is already making a difference in the region. Hundreds gathered last month to celebrate the official opening of the new Hartwell Georgia State Patrol Post. That is after Post 52 opened in early January. It covers Franklin, Hart, […]

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Toccoa Unveils Historic Plaque

Toccoa marks another downtown building with a historic plaque. Thursday, city officials gathered on North Sage Street at the Urban Barn and West Realty to dedicate the latest downtown historic plaque. The building was built in 1946 and originally housed Allgood Auto Supply. It has been home to a variety of businesses over the years and even served as a […]

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Toccoa Veterans Services Office Closed Until July 1

State officials said that the Toccoa office of the Georgia Department of Veterans Services will re-open when the new state budget year starts in July. The office closed last month in what was called a temporary measure. Georgia Department of Veterans Services Spokesman Jon Suggs said a tight budget has affected offices that are open on a part-time basis, like […]

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GSP Releases Additional Info on Sunday Wreck

The Georgia State Patrol has released more information on a serious accident last weekend on the Toccoa By-pass involving a van from Martin Baptist Church. The accident occurred during the noon hour on Sunday. According to the GSP report, a GMC Sierra driven by 29-year-old Jason Christopher Howell of Toccoa was traveling east on Memorial Drive and attempting to cross […]

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Stephens Co. Schools Finance Director Search to Start in Near Future

Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey said the school system will hopefully start advertising the Finance Director’s position in the near future. Angel Terry submitted a letter of resignation last week from that position, according to Dorsey, who says the Board of Education must still officially accept that letter at their next board meeting later this month. Dorsey said with […]

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Franklin Co. Fugitive Caught in Toccoa

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A Franklin County man is finally behind bars after trying to skip out on a prison sentence for selling drugs. According to Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas, 63-year old Toy Lee Fowler pleaded guilty in Franklin County Superior Court on March 23rd to two counts of felony possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute. […]

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