Archery Deer Season Starting

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Archery deer season gets underway on Saturday in Georgia. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division says that starting Saturday, hunters can use archery equipment throughout the entire 2016-2017 deer season, which runs through January 8, 2017. State Wildlife Resources Division Deer Biologist Charlie Killmaster said one of the new things hunters need to keep in mind this […]

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Movie Premieres in Toccoa to Full House

“Heritage Falls” makes its debut in Toccoa. A packed house filled the Ritz Theatre at the Schaefer Center in downtown Toccoa Thursday for the premiere of the movie that was filmed in Toccoa and Stephens County earlier this year. One of the producers of the film from INSP Films was on hand to introduce the movie, which lasted just under […]

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Tugaloo Triathlon Set for Saturday

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Athletes from around the Southeast will be descending on Lavonia and Tugaloo State Park tthis weekend for Saturday’s annual Tugaloo Triathlon. First held in 1997, the event is now sponsored by Georgia Multisports Productions in Marietta, a company that specializes in triathlons. Georgia Multisports Founder Jim Rainey said they typically get hundreds of athletes […]

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Heritage Falls Premieres Tonight in Toccoa

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Toccoa and Stephens County will star on its own silver screen tonight. “Heritage Falls,” the movie which filmed in Toccoa and Stephens County earlier this year, will premiere tonight at the Ritz Theatre at the Schaefer Center in downtown Toccoa. There will be three showings of the film at the Schaefer Center. Tonight and Friday, the movie will start at […]

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New Board Members at NGTC

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A Stephens County resident is among the newest members of the North Georgia Technical College Board of Directors. The school recently welcomed three new members to its Board of Directors, installing them during the board’s August meeting held at the school’s Currahee Campus in Stephens County. Representing Stephens County as a new member is Barry Roberts. He is the Director […]

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Whidby Appointed to GMRC Council

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Former Franklin County Commissioner Angela Whidby said she is excited about her new role on the Georgia Mountains Regional Commission Council. Last week, Governor Nathan Deal announced his appointments to each of the 11 Regional Commission Councils statewide. Whidby credited recommendations from State Senator John Wilkinson and State Representative Alan Powell for her appointment. […]

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Wilkinson Again Part of Annual UGA Farm Tour

50th District State Senator John Wilkinson helps lead an annual agriculture tour for University of Georgia President Jere Morehead. Wilkinson, along with Morehead, State Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black, and other state and university officials took the fourth annual state agriculture tour, this time through middle and south Georgia, Wednesday. A press release from the Georgia Department of Agriculture stated that […]

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GDOT Working to Install Smart Signals

The Georgia Department of Transportation says it has deployed state-of-the-art “smart” signals at 1,000 intersections throughout Georgia. The project, in partnership with Intelight, Inc., is part of a statewide upgrade which converts traffic lights in Georgia to an up-to-the-second traffic signal controller technology. According to the Georgia DOT, the new software provides significant improvements to how it and local agencies […]

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