Two Candidates Qualify in Lavonia City Council Race

Courtesy of Sister Station WLHR Qualifying for the Lavonia City Council Post 1 seat is over and only two people have come forward to run in that special election race. Qualifying ended at 4:30p Wednesday with Courtney Umbehant and Nora Chambers the only two candidates to throw their hats into the ring. Umbehant and Chambers are running to fill the […]

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Franklin County to Upgrade Technology

Courtesy of Sister Station WLHR Franklin County Commissioners have received information from Franklin County Manager Beth Thomas on her plan to upgrade the computer technology at the Franklin County Commission offices. At their work session Tuesday, Thomas told the Board she has developed a long-term plan to upgrade the computers and server, but she said there is an immediate problem […]

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Taste Of Toccoa Is Saturday

One of Toccoa’s premier events celebrates its 25th year this year as the annual Taste of Toccoa returns Saturday to Downtown Toccoa. Toccoa Main Street Program Coordinator Sharon Crosby says this one will be special. “It is.” Says Crosby; “imagine a popular event going over that period of time. This year is going to be different. It will be on […]

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Stephens County Rabies Clinic Is Saturday  

The annual Stephens County Rabies Clinic will be held tomorrow at various locations.  Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter Director Jeff Roberts says “with the recent occurrence of a rabies positive dog in the county, it kind of brings it to the forefront and people can realize that it’s one of the least expensive things you can do for your animal and […]

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Go Tell Crusade Comes To Stephens County

Over 40 churches in the Stephens County and surrounding area have united to bring the Go Tell Crusade to the Stephens County High School Football Stadium Sunday through Wednesday at 7 p.m. nightly.  The event will feature music, testimonies, and a clear gospel message. Billy Shaw is one of the local leaders helping to bring the Go Tell Crusade to […]

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Traffic Stop Nets Cache of Synthetic Marijuana, Three Arrested

By M.J. Kneiser-WLHR Three people are charged in Franklin County with possession of a carload of synthetic marijuana. According to Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas, the arrests came after deputies stopped a vehicle on I-85 for erratic driving. “Deputies observed a vehicle traveling southbound on I-85 crossing the center line,” Thomas said. “Deputies conducted a traffic stop near Exit 164. […]

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Interact Club Wins Bee Smart

The Pendulum swung the way of the Rotary Interact Club at last night’s Bee Smart Spelling and Trivia Bee Hosted by the Toccoa Rotary Club at the Schaefer Center Thursday night. The word pendulum was the final word in what became a lengthy battle the team from Stephens County High School and the runner-up team from First Franklin Financial. The winning […]

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Stephens County Sheriff’s Office Make Arrests

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office makes arrests last week with charges of theft by taking and aggravated assault. Wednesday April 22nd, Deputies with Stephens County Sheriff’s office responded to a residence on Tower Road in Martin in reference to a theft of a Zero Turn mower, valued at $3000.00.  During the investigation Deputies located the mower at residence on Webb […]

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