Franklin Co. Reports First Rabies Case of Year

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County’s Environmental Health Director has confirmed that county’s first rabies case of the year. Now, Louis Korff is warning people to stay away from wild animals, especially if they look sick or injured. On Wednesday morning, Korff said he was contacted by a woman who had just left the health department. She told […]

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Arrest Warrants Issued In Drug Investigation in Toccoa

A number of people face drug charges after law enforcement officers visited several hotels in Toccoa Wednesday. The Toccoa Police Department and Mountain Judicial Circuit N.C.I.S. Drug Team, with assistance from the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office and Habersham County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit, began serving several arrest warrants against the individuals Wednesday in an operation called “Taking Back Toccoa.” Toccoa […]

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Stephens Co. Commission Candidate Forum Tonight

Voters in Stephens County will have a chance to hear from the candidates for Stephens County Commission later today. AM 630 WNEG and the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce are sponsoring a candidate forum today at 5:30 p.m. at the Schaefer Center in downtown Toccoa. Today’s forum will feature the candidates for Posts 1, 4, and 5 on the Stephens […]

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Former Franklin Co. Insurance Agent Arrested for Insurance Fraud

A former Franklin County insurance agent faces insurance fraud and other charges after a state investigation. Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens announced the arrest of 34-year-old James Travis Williams on Tuesday. Williams is the former owner and operator of Tri-County Insurance Agency in Royston. Hudgens’ office says Williams was charged with 15 counts of insurance fraud and two counts of […]

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Toccoa-Stephens Co. One of “Four for the Future”

Toccoa and Stephens County are receiving recognition for the “Toccoa-Stephens County Tomorrow” program. Earlier this week, the city and county were recognized by Georgia Trend magazine and the University of Georgia’s Public Service and Outreach division with a “Four for the Future” award. Georgia Trend magazine says the award is designed to recognize communities that are working across the public […]

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Stephens Co. Kindergarten Registration Starts Today

Kindergarten registration is underway starting today in Stephens County. The Stephens County School System is holding Kindergarten registration today from 4 to 6 p.m. and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration for Kindergarten will take place at each of the county’s elementary schools. Children must be five years old on or before September 1, 2014 to be eligible […]

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Grafton Welcomed to Stephens Co. Commission

The Stephens County Commission officially welcomes its newest member. New Stephens County Commissioner Michelle Grafton attended her first meeting as a county commissioner on Tuesday morning. Grafton was elected last month to serve through December 31 to complete the term of the late Harold Andrews, who passed away last Fall. She takes the place of J.B. Hudgins, who was appointed […]

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