Plane Crash on Lake Hartwell; 4 Fatalities Confirmed

Four people are confirmed dead by authorities after a plane crash Friday afternoon on Lake Hartwell along the Stephens County and Oconee County, South Carolina border. This weekend, the Oconee County, South Carolina coroner identified the four individuals who died. They are the pilot, 71-year-old Charles D. Smith of Warsaw, Indiana and three passengers, all of Warsaw, Indiana; 44-year old […]

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Currahee Military Weekend Wraps Up

Rain affects this year’s Currahee Military Weekend. This weekend, Toccoa and Stephens County hosted the 15th annual weekend that honors the World War II paratroopers that trained at Camp Toccoa. Because of the rain that fell throughout the day Friday and Saturday and even into Sunday morning, a host of activities out at the airport did not take place. In […]

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NE Ga. Drying Out After Days of Rain

Stephens County Schools will be open on a normal schedule today. However, Habersham County Schools are closed today. That is as northeast Georgia tries to dry out after days of heavy rain. From 7 a.m. Thursday all the way through now, downtown Toccoa received 7.54 inches of rain. The rain, accompanied Sunday with winds, caused hundreds of trees to fall […]

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Weather Affecting Military Weekend

Rainy weather is affecting the annual Currahee Military Weekend in Toccoa and Stephens County. The annual event that honors the paratroopers of World War II who trained at Camp Toccoa began Friday. This morning, it is the annual Currahee Challenge Run/Walk A number of activities have been re-arranged or cancelled. Activities today at the Toccoa-Stephens County Airport have been cancelled. […]

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Currahee Military Weekend Starts Friday

Currahee Military Weekend gears up Friday (Oct.2) for a busy weekend. The annual event that honors the World War II paratroopers who trained at Camp Toccoa takes place this weekend in Toccoa and Stephens County. Starting off events Friday is the annual Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce BBQ, which runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Georgia National […]

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Franklin Co. Sheriff’s Office Seeks Help in Body Dump Case

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County Sheriff’s Office investigators are asking for the public’s help in connection with a body found last month off I-85 and GA Highway 106. On Wednesday, Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas released more details of their investigation. According to the Sheriff, the victim is identified as 49-year old David Baldwin of Doraville, Georgia. Baldwin’s […]

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Habersham Investigating Reported Incident Between Toccoa, Piedmont College Police Chiefs

A report from an Atlanta TV station indicates that the Habersham County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an alleged incident that occurred last week involving Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell and Piedmont College Police Chief Chanon Pritchard. According to Fox 5 Atlanta, a report from the Habersham County Sheriff’s Office states that Chief Jarrell called law enforcement on September 21 to […]

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SCSO Arrests Two Franklin Co. Men on Drug Charges

Two Franklin County men face drug charges in Stephens County. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley says that deputies with his office’s Crime Suppression Unit performed a traffic stop on a vehicle recently due to minor traffic violations on Big A Road. Shirley says deputies requested the driver produce his license, but the driver told deputies that he did not have […]

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