Stephens Co. Commission Meeting Today

The Stephens County Commission is scheduled to consider a motion to re-instate funding for a state inmate work crew for litter pick-up at its meeting this morning. Stephens County Commissioners are scheduled to meet at 8:30 a.m. today in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. Commissioners had cut funding for the litter pick-up crew […]

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Circle of Hope Director Wins Award

The Executive Director of an area domestic violence agency receives recognition from a state agency. Last month, the Georgia Commission on Family Violence awarded Suzanne Dow with its highest honor, the Gender Justice Award, during its annual conference. Dow is the Executive Director of Circle of Hope, a state certified family violence agency that serves Stephens, Habersham, and White counties. […]

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Two Arrested In Reported Franklin Co. Armed Robbery

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County Sheriff’s Office investigators were in South Carolina Saturday night gathering information on two men who allegedly robbed a restaurant at gunpoint Saturday afternoon. It happened about 2 p.m. Saturday at the Subway off Exit 160 in Carnesville. According to Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas, one of the men entered the restaurant with […]

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Early Voting Underway in Stephens County

Voters can start casting ballots today for the November election. In Stephens County, early voting starts today downstairs in the Stephens County Government Building in downtown Toccoa. Stephens County Registrar Theresa Kelley said polls will open at 8 a.m. today for those who are ready to vote in the general election. “We are here for the next three weeks, Monday […]

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Toccoa City Commission To Meet Today

Toccoa City Commissioners are scheduled to look at the issue of streets again at their meeting coming up today. The city commission meets today at 5 p.m. at Toccoa City Hall for a regularly scheduled meeting. During the meeting, Toccoa City Commissioners are scheduled to consider the LMIG Street Project List for 2015. LMIG stands for Local Maintenance and Improvement […]

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Search for New Franklin Co. Manager Continues

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County continues its search for a new county manager. At a regular meeting last week of the Franklin County Commission, Commission Chair Thomas Bridges announced that they had received 12 applications to this point for the position. Bridges said he is asking the Franklin County Board of Commissioners to start sifting through those, […]

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Wilkinson Part of Legislative Livestock Event

50th District State Senator John Wilkinson was among state legislators who participated in this year’s annual Legislative Livestock Showdown. It took place during the 2014 Georgia National Fair at the New South Arena in Perry, Georgia. Co-sponsored by the Georgia Department of Agriculture and the Georgia National Fair, this event brings together members of the Georgia General Assembly with students […]

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DOT Announces Water Line Work Today in Martin

Water line work in the Martin area associated with the Highway 17 road construction project in Stephens County could affect water service to some areas of Martin today. The Georgia Department of Transportation said it is working to install a new water line for the Anderson Thomas Road area of Martin this week and expects to make the new water […]

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