Vietnam Veterans Honored in Toccoa

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Stephens County gathers to honor the veterans of the Vietnam War. Thursday, a ceremony was held at the VFW Post 4346 in Toccoa to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War and also to honor those whose served in that war. Georgia Department of Veterans Service Commissioner Mike Roby was on hand. He said this is part of a […]

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Toccoa Harvest Festival Planning Starting Up

Preparations are underway for a Fall tradition in downtown Toccoa. Main Street Toccoa says it is now accepting applications for this year’s Toccoa Harvest Festival. This year marks the 40th annual Toccoa Harvest Festival. However, something will be a little different this year. Instead of its traditional dates on the first weekend of November, this year’s Toccoa Harvest Festival will […]

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BBB Urges College Students to Watch for Scams

As students head back to college, the Better Business Bureau of Northeast Georgia is offering some tips for students to keep in mind to avoid scams. Better Business Bureau Spokesperson Dottie Callina said that there are several scams that target college students specifically. She said perhaps the biggest one is the roommate or rental scam. “Going to college the first […]

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Flash Flood Watch Over in NE Ga.

The National Weather Service office has allowed a flash flood watch to expire for Stephens County and northeast Georgia. More showers and storms moved through the region Thursday. This time, however, only .33 inches of rain fell in downtown Toccoa. That is compared to 1.56 inches Wednesday into Thursday. There is still a chance of rain through the day today.

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Franklin Co. Commission Considers Re-zoning Requests

By Buddy Hardigree, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Franklin County Commission had to decide on two re-zoning requests at its meeting on Monday night. A public hearing was held for both requests just before the commission meeting, in which persons spoke both for and against both requests. When the meeting began, Franklin County Engineer John Phillips presented the first request to […]

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School Starts Today in Stephens Co. for Students

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A new school year starts up today for students in Stephens County. Today is the first day of classes for students in grades Kindergarten through 12th grade in the Stephens County school system. Pre-K students started Wednesday. Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey said that they are excited to get a new year started. “Our staff has worked incredibly hard, […]

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Flash Flood Watch Issued for Stephens Co.

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The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Stephens County. It is scheduled to be in effect through Friday morning for Stephens, Franklin, Habersham, Hart, Rabun, and Elbert counties. Wednesday night, storms moving through Stephens County dumped 1.56 inches of rain on downtown Toccoa. Other areas, however, may have received more than that. The storms also caused […]

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One Arrested in Pawn Shop Burglary

One person faces charges after a burglary last month at an area pawn shop. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that on July 21, deputies from his office were called to a pawn shop in Eastanollee in reference to a reported burglary. “Deputies were called by the owner of the pawn shop very early in the morning hours when he […]

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NGTC Holds Emergency Drill at Currahee Campus

By Buddy Hardigree, WLHR Radio, Lavonia North Georgia Technical College’s Currahee Campus holds an emergency drill for training purposes. The school held the drill on Tuesday. Several law enforcement and emergency response agencies were involved in the drill. The scenario was a single active shooter entering the school, with police and emergency personnel responding as if it were the real […]

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