Grand Jury Hands Down Indictments

A Stephens County grand jury has indicted a man in connection with thefts from multiple area convenience stores. On Tuesday, the grand jury handed down a true bill of indictment against Felix Antonia Tirado. Tirado was indicted on three counts of Burglary in the Second Degree, one count of Theft By Receiving Stolen Property, one count of Possession of Methamphetamine, […]

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Lavonia Man Arrested for Trafficking Meth

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A 23-year old Lavonia man is on his way back to state prison after authorities discovered a methamphetamine trafficking operation. Lavonia Police Chief Bruce Carlisle said that on Monday June 28, his officers, along with agents from other local agencies descended on a house at 5155 Vickery St. after receiving a tip. “Investigators with […]

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New Fireworks Date Announced

The Stephens County Recreation Department has announced a new date for the fireworks display that was postponed earlier this month. Recreation Department Director Richard Adams says that the fireworks will now take place on July 30 at the Rose Lane Recreation Complex. This is after the fireworks were postponed back last Thursday, July 2, due to threat of inclement weather. […]

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Change for Currahee St. Car Dealers

Change has come to two Currahee Street car dealers. Earlier this month, Hayes announced that it was transitioning to a pre-owned lot only at its downtown Toccoa location and would now be known as Hayes of Toccoa. Hayes GM Stan Roberts tells WNEG Radio that the GMC and Cadillac franchises were transferred to the dealer’s Baldwin location. Roberts says that […]

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NGTC Represented at PBL National Convention

North Georgia Technical College representatives place at a national competition. The Phi Beta Lambda national competition was held in Chicago last month and six North Georgia Technical College PBL members from both the Clarkesville Chapter and the Blairsville Chapter traveled to the convention. The Parliamentary Procedures team consisting of Debra Herbert of Lavonia, Susie Berry of Cleveland, Mia Sharpton of […]

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Ga. DOT Announces Temporary Intersection Closures

The Georgia Department of Transportation is announcing two more temporary intersection closures along the State Route 17 construction project that will begin next week. Georgia DOT Spokesperson Teri Pope said that part of Fieldcrest Drive and Meadowbrook Drive closest to Highway 17 will be affected. “We know folks are getting used to it,” said Pope. “We have done it several […]

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Community Remembers Billy Dilworth

A community remembers a northeast Georgia broadcasting legend. Billy Dilworth passed away last week at the age of 80 and was laid to rest Sunday. He hosted “The Billy Dilworth Show” for over 20 years on WLET Radio and WNEG-TV. One of his long-time co-hosts was Michelle Austin. She said she had a wonderful time working with him on the […]

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July 4th Boating Statistics In

State Department of Natural Resources law enforcement officers are reporting some final numbers for the holiday weekend. According to the DNR, there were 11 boating incidents statewide with eight injuries, but no boating fatalities for the holiday period. That Fourth of July holiday period went from 12:01 a.m. Friday until 11:59 p.m. Sunday. However, the DNR said there were five […]

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AAA Offers Summer Travel Tips

Even though the busy Fourth of July holiday travel weekend is past, there is still plenty of time to take that summer road trip. With that in mind, AAA is offering a number of tips for those getting ready to still hit the highways over the coming weeks. AAA said that Americans drive the most during the summer months. Spokesperson […]

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Banks Co. Homicide Investigation Ongoing

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia More information is expected this week in the homicide investigation of a body found last Thursday in Banks County. Banks County Sheriff Carlton Speed said his officers discovered the body after being called to a home in Homer early Thursday morning. “Authorities were dispatched to conduct a welfare check at 1100 block of McDonald […]

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