Lavonia Elects New Councilman

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The City of Lavonia has a new city councilman. He is Courtney Umbehant, director of the Lavonia Chapel of Strickland Funeral Home. Umbehant beat out challenger local businesswoman Nora Chambers in a special election Tuesday for the Lavonia Post 1 City Council seat. The new Lavonia councilman said his first priority is to work […]

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State Setting Up Learning Resource Review Sites

Starting today, educators and the public will have a chance to review textbooks and other learning resources for instruction in K-12 Foreign/Modern Languages & Latin and K-12 English as a Second Language at various locations across the state. There are 14 sites around the state with one in each of Georgia’s congressional districts. In this area, the site is located […]

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Temps To Remain Warm, Says NWS

Warmer than normal weather may stick around for the next little while. That is according to the National Weather Service office in Greenville-Spartanburg. Temperatures have reached the 90s for the past several days. That is above normal for this time of the year as normal temperatures are in the upper 80s typically, according to information from the Weather Service. Meteorologist […]

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Child Killed In Franklin Co. Accident

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia No charges will be filed against the driver who hit a little girl Wednesday evening in Franklin County. It happened just after 6:30 p.m. on the Ga. Highway 77 Extension/Lavonia Highway, just outside of Lavonia, according to Georgia State Patrol Hartwell Post Assistant Commander Matt Baxley. Baxley said the child, a two-year old little […]

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Ga. 365 Wreck Victim Identified

Authorities have released the name of the woman killed in a car accident Wednesday in Habersham County. According to the Toccoa post of the Georgia State Patrol, 27-year-old Kendra Brooke Dover of Clarkesville died when her car ran off the road sometime Wednesday. The call came into the Georgia State Patrol at about 2 p.m. Wednesday. However, the GSP said […]

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Man Arrested After High Speed Chase in Lavonia

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A high-speed chase overnight Tuesday through Lavonia leads to the arrest of a Royston man, and damage to a power pole and a house. According to Lavonia Police Chief Bruce Carlisle, it happened about 2 a.m. Tuesday after Franklin County Sheriff’s Office deputies received word of a motorist driving erratically down State Route 59. […]

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Tugaloo State Park Makes Family Friendly List

An area state park is one of four in Georgia recognized by a national campaign. Tugaloo State Park on Lake Hartwell is one of four Georgia State Parks named among the 2015 Top 100 Family Friendly Places to Boat and Fish in the United States, according to the “Take Me Fishing” campaign organized by the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation. […]

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SCSO Announces Drug Arrests

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office is announcing recent drug arrests. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said the arrests came as a joint effort with the Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office and the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office. Shirley said that recently, the Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop where one person was arrested on drug charges. “They could smell a strong […]

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Complaint Filed Against Toccoa-Stephens Co. Airport

An investigation is ongoing by the Georgia Department of Transportation into a complaint filed against the Toccoa-Stephens County Airport and the Airport Authority. Foothills Aviation has filed what is called an informal Part 13 complaint against the Airport and the Airport Authority with the Federal Aviation Administration that the DOT is investigating on the FAA’s behalf. The lease Foothills Aviation […]

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