DOT Announces Weekly Routine Maintenance

The Georgia Department of Transportation will conduct routine maintenance in a number of area counties this coming week. No work is planned for Stephens County. However, on Interstate 85 in Banks County, a crew will remove and re-pour damaged concrete slabs in the outside or right lane of I-85 north beginning north of Exit 149 starting on Monday. The DOT […]

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Former Lavonia Police Chief Jimmy Bennett Remembered

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Local law enforcement officials are remembering former Lavonia Police Chief Jimmy Bennett. Bennett passed away October 11 after a long illness and one former co-worker says he will be missed. Lavonia Mayor Ralph Owens served with Bennett when he was in the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department and as a Lavonia Police officer. Owens said […]

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City Loop Trail Unveiled

Local officials gather to unveil a new walking trail in Toccoa. Officials unveiled the City Loop Trail on Thursday at one of its starting points, the Rotary Park, located next to the Foothills Center on Big A Road. The trail is a joint effort of the Stephens County High School Interact Club, Leadership Toccoa-Stephens County class, Toccoa Rotary Club, and […]

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Martin Man Arrested for Stealing Mail

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A Martin man sits in the Franklin County Jail, charged with stealing mail out of people’s mailboxes. Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Chief Investigator Jimmy LeCroy said the arrest happened last week in the Gumlog Community. According to LeCroy, 37-year old Vernon Chad McIntyre of Martin was arrested after Franklin County officers received multiple complaints […]

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Hydrant Flushing Continues in Toccoa

Hydrant flushing continues on the Toccoa water system for the remainder of this month. City water department crews started opening and flushing fire hydrants throughout the Toccoa water system on the evening of Sunday, October 5. The hydrant flushing is expected to continue through Thursday, October 30. According to city officials, this “free-flow” operation flushes out possible sediment build-up and […]

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Deer Firearms Season Starting in Ga.

Firearms season for deer is here in Georgia. It arrives on Saturday. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Law Enforcement Division is reminding hunters as deer firearms season gets underway to always put safety first, use courtesy, respect the property where you hunt, and make sure to obey all state laws. Regarding safety, the DNR said hunters should never cut […]

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Currahee Campus Student Organization Helping in Community

A student organization at the Currahee Campus of North Georgia Technical College takes time to help others. The members of the Currahee Campus HEROES, or Having Equity Resources and Opportunities Equals Success, organization on the Currahee Campus, are focused on providing support and a sense of community for non-traditional students. This year, one of the group’s many worthwhile projects is […]

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Judge Orders Competency Evaluation on Teen Charged in Shooting Death

A judge orders a competency evaluation on the 15-year-old charged with the shooting death of his mother in Stephens County last month. The teen appeared before Mountain Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge Russell Smith Wednesday morning in Stephens County Superior Court in Toccoa. No bond was set, as the judge instead ordering the competency evaluation that will be conducted on the teen. […]

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Whitlock Asks: Why Is City Not Paying County for Housing Inmates?

A discussion over the agreement between Toccoa and Stephens County regarding the county’s probation department leads to a discussion about the jail. Tuesday, Stephens County Commissioners considered a motion to pay the city of Toccoa $23,859.66 under the intergovernmental agreement the two sides have over the county’s probation department. Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said that under the probation agreement, […]

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