Solar Panels Being Added to Stephens Co. Site

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More solar panels are going up on land off of Turner Road in Stephens County. According to Stephens County Development Authority Executive Director Tim Martin, United Renewable Energy is putting up a third solar project on the land it first leased, then bought from the Stephens County Development Authority. Martin says the expectation is that the new solar panels will […]

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Humane Shelter Helps Rescue Hall Co. Dogs

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The Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter works with regional partners to help rescue a number of dogs in another county. Shelter Director Jeff Roberts said that the Toccoa shelter recently worked with the Atlanta Humane Society on the rescue of 48 Shelties from a Hall County breeder who could no longer care for the dogs. “I got a call from a […]

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Kemp Reports Weekend Issue With Online Voter Registration

The Georgia Secretary of State’s Office says there were issues with the state’s online voter registration system over the weekend. According to a statement from Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, a technology provider for the Department of Driver Services attempted unsuccessfully to update a security certificate on Friday, causing some users of the Georgia Online Voter Registration System to […]

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Flu Vaccines Now Available in Stephens Co.

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Fall is here, which means flu season is arriving in Georgia. According to the Center for Disease Control, flu season typically lasts from October to May in the United States, but can occur at any time. Georgia District Two Public Health Spokesman Dave Palmer said that means now is a good time for residents to get that flu shot. “Looking […]

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Harvest Festival Approaching in Toccoa

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An annual Autumn tradition in Toccoa is now less than a month away. The 40th annual Toccoa Harvest Festival is set for Saturday, October 29 and Sunday, October 30 in downtown Toccoa. Each year, the Harvest Festival typically draws more than 150 vendors to downtown Toccoa. Main Street Toccoa Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said there is still time for vendors […]

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Meeting on Proposed State Constitutional Amendment Tonight

There will be a town hall meeting tonight at the Toccoa-Stephens County Boys’ and Girls’ Club on one of the proposed state constitutional amendment questions on this November’s general election ballot. The town hall will be about the first question on the ballot, called the Opportunity School District amendment. According to the ballot, the question asks voters to decide, “Shall […]

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One Killed in Franklin Co. Accident

By Buddy Hardigree, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A Hartwell man is dead after a two-vehicle accident in Franklin County over the weekend. The accident occurred at about 9:45 a.m. Sunday on Georgia Highway 17 at its intersection with Lankford Road, which is just south of the city of Lavonia. According to Sergeant Al Whitworth of the Hartwell post of the Georgia […]

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Federal Duck Stamp Now Available in Ga. Online

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources said that waterfowl hunters can now get their federal duck stamp online. According to the DNR, before this year hunters needing a Federal Duck Stamp, which is required for all waterfowl hunters, could not get that license at the same time as their other licenses. However, the DNR now said that it offers the […]

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Petreaus Speaks in Toccoa

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Retired General David Petreaus told a crowd in Toccoa Saturday that terrorism is the struggle of a generation. Petreaus spoke at Saturday’s Currahee Military Weekend banquet at the National Guard Armory in Toccoa. He hit on a number of topics during a moderated question and answer session. According to Petreaus, fighting terrorism will require an approach that can be sustained […]

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