Sports Car Racer Arrested in Banks County

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A well-known sports car racer is facing charges of public indecency in Banks County. 37-year old Lucas Luhr was charged early Tuesday after allegedly urinating in a public parking lot in Banks Crossing. Luhr is a German BMW factory racing driver, currently competing for BMW and Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing in the GTLM category […]

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Local Insurance Agent Holds Ribbon Cutting

A local insurance agent celebrates a growing business and a new location. On Thursday, the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for J.S. Thomas and Associates. While it has been around for some time now, J.S. Thomas and Associates now has an office location on Remsdale Road at its intersection with Falls Road in Toccoa. Owner Jim […]

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Hydrant Flushing Underway in Toccoa

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Hydrant flushing is underway throughout the city of Toccoa water system. The City of Toccoa Water Department said it will be opening fire hydrants throughout the system over the next few weeks. According to city officials, the hydrant flushing began on Sunday and will continue through Thursday, October 27. It will take place between the hours of 9 p.m. and […]

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Stephens Co. Receives Award At Summit

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Stephens County is recognized for its work on improving broadband Internet access at a recent conference. Last week, the North Georgia Network held the first Georgia Gigabit Communities Summit in Clarkesville. The summit also included a number of speakers who shared real-world broadband success stories and lessons learned from their own communities. Among those recognized as a Georgia Gigabit Community […]

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IRS Issues Fall Tax Reminders

The Internal Revenue Service is encouraging taxpayers to consider a mid-year tax withholding check-up. According to IRS Spokesman Mark Green, taking a closer look at taxes being withheld can help ensure that the right amount is withheld. Green said that could mean more money in someone’s pocket if too much is being withheld. “A lot of times I get individuals […]

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Stephens Co. Hospital Reporting $4 Million Loss

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Stephens County Hospital says it lost an estimated $4.2 million in the fiscal year that just ended. Members of the Stephens County Hospital Authority met with Stephens County Commissioners Dean Scarborough and Stanley London, along with Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers on Tuesday to discuss the hospital’s financial state. The hospital’s fiscal year ended on Friday. Stephens County Hospital Authority […]

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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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