Main SR 365 Intersection Getting New Traffic Signal

A major Habersham County intersection is getting a new type of traffic signal. The Georgia Department of Transportation says a new flashing yellow arrow turn signal will become operational by 2 p.m. on Wednesday if weather permits at the intersection of State Route 365 and State Route 384/Duncan Bridge Road in Baldwin. DOT Spokesperson Teri Pope said the new turn […]

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Franklin Co. HS Settling Into New Core Building

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Students at Franklin County High School are getting into the swing of a new year in a new, state-of-the-art core building. School started earlier this week in Franklin County and last Sunday, before school started, Franklin County High School held an open house for students, parents, and the public to tour the new academic […]

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Toccoa Creating Crew To Work On Expanding Gas Lines

Toccoa will create a crew dedicated to expanding the city’s natural gas system. Monday, city commissioners unanimously approved a resolution authorizing City Manager Billy Morse to create what the city is calling a “system expansion crew.” Morse said the city is not spending extra money to create the crew, but using already budgeted funds. “We have identified funds in the […]

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Opportunity Zone Designation Denied for Hayestone-Brady

State officials will not grant the Hayestone-Brady Business Park in Stephens County a designation that would make it eligible for additional state tax credits. The Stephens County Development Authority received word recently that the Georgia Department of Community Affairs denied the Development Authority’s application to make Hayestone-Brady Business Park an Opportunity Zone. Stephens County Development Authority Executive Director Tim Martin […]

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SCDA Approves Solar Panel Agreements

The Stephens County Development Authority continues work to finalize an expansion of the solar panel farm project already on Development Authority property in Eastanollee. On Tuesday, the Development Authority board voted unanimously to authorize the Chairman to sign a lease agreement for the solar panel project for 7.35 acres at a cost of $6,000 per year for 20 years. United […]

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Hart Sinkhole Repair Date Pushed Back

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Work to repair the giant sinkhole in Hart County is going to take a lot longer than expected. On Monday, the Georgia Department of Transportation announced the completion date has been pushed back from August 24 to October 13. The sinkhole on State Route 51/Reed Creek Highway just outside of Hartwell opened up May […]

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Reminder: Traffic Shift On Part of SR 17 Today

The Georgia Department of Transportation plans a traffic shift today along Highway 17 in Stephens County. Weather permitting, crews will shift traffic from Scott Road all the way to south of the Eastanollee Bypass to allow room for culvert construction. Georgia DOT Spokesperson Teri Pope said the traffic shift will essentially move traffic one lane width over starting at mid-morning […]

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