City of Lavonia To Get Hospital Roads

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia he City of Lavonia plans to take over maintenance of two roads around Ty Cobb Regional Medical Center. Last week, the Franklin County Board of Commission voted to sell Clear Creek Parkway and Ralph Owens Parkway to the Franklin County Industrial Building Authority for $311,000. At the time, Franklin County Commission Chair Thomas Bridges […]

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Corps Day Use Passes Now Available

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says new 2015 annual passes for day use recreation areas are now available for purchase at the Corps’ Savannah District three dam and lake projects, including Hartwell. The annual pass costs $30 and remains valid for 12 months from the date of purchase. Passes may be purchased at the Hartwell Lake Visitor Center at […]

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Stephens Co. Names STAR Student, Teacher

Stephens County names its STAR Student and Teacher for 2015. Wednesday, this year’s winners were recognized in a ceremony at Stephens County High School. This year’s STAR Student is Kris Clark of Toccoa. Clark said he is honored to receive this honor and represent Stephens County High School. “I hope to represent my school, my friends, and my family at […]

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Removal of Park St. Bridge Underway in Toccoa

Work is underway to tear down the Park Street Bridge in Toccoa. Crews began removing the bridge that spans the railroad tracks along Currahee Street this week. The Toccoa City Commission had signed a formal agreement with Norfolk Southern Railway to allow them to remove the bridge back in August. City Manager Billy Morse said as part of that agreement, […]

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Chase Leads To Charges in Toccoa

A Hartwell resident faces multiple charges after a high-speed chase in Toccoa. The Toccoa Police Department says it arrested 23-year-old Kenxaveria Smith of Hartwell early Saturday morning. According to the report from the Toccoa Police Department, a police officer observed a white SUV failing to maintain its lane as it headed south on Highway 17 just before 3 a.m. on […]

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NE Ga. Library System Exploring Partnership With Toccoa-Stephens Co. Library

The Northeast Georgia Regional Library System is looking at the possibility of a partnership with the Toccoa-Stephens County Library to make it a central headquarters location for the region. Northeast Georgia Regional Library System Regional Director Delana Knight said that the regional board has approved such a preliminary plan based on a number of other things falling in place. Knight […]

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Georgia Marks Severe Weather Preparedness Week

State emergency management officials are urging people to take this week to prepare for severe weather emergencies. This week is Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Georgia. Georgia Emergency Management Agency Spokesperson Lisa Janek said they are encouraging people to use this week as a reminder to do something to prepare for all different kinds of severe weather, whether it be […]

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