Franklin Co. Municipal Qualifying Complete

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Qualifying is over in Franklin County for municipal races and there will be races. Qualifying for city council seats in Carnesville, Lavonia, Canon, Royston, and Franklin Springs got underway Monday and endedWednesday with the close of business. In Carnesville, two city council seats and the mayor seat are up for grabs. The two seats open are currently […]

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Labor Day Travel Update

State officials are reporting that seven people have died on Georgia highways so far this Labor Day holiday weekend. The holiday travel period started at 6 p.m. and runs through midnight tonight. Out of those seven fatalities, the Georgia State Patrol has investigated four of those fatalities, while the other three were worked by metro Atlanta law enforcement agencies. Law […]

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Toccoa Re-opens Golf Course

Golfers are now teeing off at the Links at Lake Toccoa. City officials joined other dignitaries, business leaders, and community members on Thursday to cut the ribbon and re-open the city-owned golf course off of Black Mountain Road that has been closed for around a year. Toccoa Mayor Terry Carter said it was a very exciting day for the city. […]

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Recycling Re-starting on Saturday at Convenience Sites

Recycling re-starts Saturday at convenience sites in Stephens County. Bins will be back out at the county’s convenience sites for people to drop off their recyclables. Stephens County officials said the system will be single-stream recycling, which means people will not have to separate their recyclable items. Officials also said that there will be signs and information to specify what […]

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Municipal Qualifying Ends Today

Today is the final day of municipal qualifying for Toccoa and Martin. In Toccoa, candidates wishing to qualify for one of the three seats up for election this year should see Toccoa City Clerk Fredda Wheeler at Toccoa City Hall. The qualifying fee is $252. For Martin, qualifying is at the Stephens County Probate and Registrar’s Office, located in Room […]

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Lots to Do This Weekend on Lake Hartwell

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia It should be smooth sailing on Lake Hartwell this weekend, despite lower lake levels. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers spokesman Billy Birdwell said campgrounds and picnic areas are open this weekend all around the lake. “There’s so much you can do this weekend,” Birdwell said. “There’s water skiing, boating, fishing, camping, hiking, biking, picnicking. […]

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By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia It should be smooth sailing on Lake Hartwell this weekend, despite lower lake levels. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers spokesman Billy Birdwell said campgrounds and picnic areas are open this weekend all around the lake. “There’s so much you can do this weekend,” Birdwell said. “There’s water skiing, boating, fishing, camping, hiking, biking, picnicking. […]

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UGA Farm Tour Lands in Stephens Before Taking Off for NE Ga.

Top state officials and the president of the University of Georgia take a farm tour of northeast Georgia. State Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black and University of Georgia President Jere Morehead were among those taking the tour Wednesday. That tour started in Toccoa as the plane carrying the officials landed at the Toccoa-Stephens County Airport before the officials headed out to […]

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SCSO Recovers Stolen Equipment In Rabun Co.

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office says it has found over a thousand dollars in stolen equipment in another county. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that in 2014, a Big A Road business reported that three commercial chainsaws were stolen from their property. Shirley said that the stolen equipment was then located in Rabun County with the help of authorities […]

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Investigation Continues Into Tuesday Accident

The Georgia State Patrol continues to search for the person who was driving a car involved in a one-vehicle accident Tuesday morning in Stephens County. According to the Toccoa post of the Georgia State Patrol, officers were notified of a crash on Brookhaven Circle at about 1:47 a.m. on Tuesday. The GSP said that Senior Trooper Jason Stephens responded to […]

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