Broadband Committee To Meet in Stephens Co.

A committee looking at high-speed broadband internet in the state of Georgia will meet in Toccoa next week. The Joint High-Speed Broadband Communications Access for all Georgians Study Committee is scheduled to hold its second meeting on Thursday, September 15 at 1 p.m. at the North Georgia Technical College Currahee Campus in Toccoa. Among the members of this committee is […]

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Lunch Honors Law Enforcement

With the anniversary of September 11th coming up this weekend, community leaders come together to thank local law enforcement. On Tuesday, the Toccoa Rotary Club, in partnership with WNEG Radio, held a luncheon for local law enforcement from the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office and the Toccoa Police Department at the Rotary Club’s weekly meeting at Gate Cottage on the campus […]

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Corps Announces Park Closing Schedule

The annual Fall park closing schedule is out for Hartwell Lake. Officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released that schedule last week. According to the Corps, Coneross, Georgia River, Oconee Point, and Paynes Creek Campgrounds will close for the season on October 1. Crescent and Springfield Campgrounds will close on November 1. Finally, Twin Lakes and Watsadler Campgrounds […]

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Ga. DPS Updates Holiday Traffic Count

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As of last night, the Georgia Department of Public Safety says there had been 12 fatalities on Georgia highways during the Labor Day travel weekend. The travel weekend started at 6 p.m. on Friday and ended at midnight Monday. Final numbers for the travel weekend have not been released yet by the Department of Public Safety. The last report from […]

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BBB Warns of Election Season Scams

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As the presidential election season heats up, so does the risk of election-related scams. The Better Business Bureau of Northeast Georgia is warning people to be on the lookout for campaign donation fraud. Better Business Bureau Spokesperson Dottie Callina said that people need to be watching out for cons that prey on would-be political donors. “Because it is the biggest […]

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Chase In Habersham Ends In Arrest

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A chase out of metro Atlanta ends in Habersham county with an arrest. The Habersham County Sheriff’s Office said that on Saturday at 6:43 a.m., Habersham County Dispatch notified the on duty law enforcement, via radio to “Be On the Look Out” for a white Chevrolet pickup truck, with “Pepsi” written on it, traveling northbound on Georgia Highway 365. According […]

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DDA Approves Facade Grant

The Toccoa Downtown Development Authority approves a facade grant for a downtown building, but that grant is not as much as the developer wanted. Last month, the Toccoa DDA unanimously approved a total of $10,000 in facade grants for work on the exterior of the former Gold’s Gym building owned by Jimmy Harris. That is only a quarter of the […]

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Georgia PFA’s Open All Week Long

The state of Georgia will now have its Public Fishing Areas open seven days aweek. According to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division, Georgia Public Fishing Areas are now scheduled to be open every Monday and Tuesday. That started Monday and means that they are open 7 days a week for fishing. The Georgia DNR said that […]

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Authorities Update Labor Day Travel Count

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So far, the Georgia Department of Public Safety is reporting that the Labor Day travel weekend has resulted in seven fatalities on Georgia roadways. One of those accidents was reported to be in Habersham County by state law enforcement officials. The 78-hour Labor Day holiday travel period began at 6 p.m. on Friday, September 2, and ends at midnight on […]

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Lavonia Authorities Capture Murder Suspect

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By Buddy Hardigree, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A man wanted in connection with a murder in South Carolina is in custody after he was arrested Thursday in Lavonia. The shooting occurred in the area of Westminster, South Carolina at around 2 a.m. Thursday. When Oconee County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrived at the scene, they found one victim, 50-year-old Steven Gregory Brock […]

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