Franklin Co. Murder Trial Underway

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia An accused murderer in Franklin County is set to go on trial this week. The trial of accused murderer Brent Shubert was expected to get underway Monday in Superior Court in Carnesville. Shubert is the Franklin County man accused in the 2013 strangulation murder of his fiancée, Bonnie Ann Cooner. Opening arguments were expected […]

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Stephens Co. To Upgrade Wi-Fi at Government Building

Stephens County is planning to upgrade its wireless Internet service for its government building and historic courthouse. Last Tuesday, Stephens County Commissioners approved a budget amendment to pay added costs associated with upgrading the Public Wi-Fi connection for both the Stephens County Government Building and the historic Stephens County Courthouse. Mountain Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge Rusty Smith and others […]

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Stephens Co. Commission Looks At Abandoning Part of Camp Mikell Road

Stephens County Commissioners are considering abandoning part of Camp Mikell Road. The issue came before county commissioners on Tuesday. According to Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers, the county is looking at abandoning only the part of the road that begins at a creek that does not have a bridge over it and continues onto Forest Service property. Ayers said there […]

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Stephens Co. BOE Office Makes Move

The Stephens County Board of Education said that it will re-open its offices today at its new location. Both the main BOE offices and Central Records will now be open at the new location, 191 Big A School Road, which is the old Big A Elementary School. School system officials made the announcement on the school system’s Facebook page. The […]

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Franklin Co. Missing Teen Found

A Franklin County teenager is safe after having gone missing over the weekend. Early Sunday morning, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office announced that it was looking for 16-year-old Caleb Moran of Carnesville. The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office said that Moran had been missing since late Friday night. Later on Sunday, Franklin County authorities announced that Moran was located and is […]

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October Unemployment Numbers Out for Stephens Co.

Preliminary October unemployment figures from the Georgia Department of Labor show a small drop in Stephens County’s unemployment rate when compared to September. Stephens County had a preliminary October unemployment rate of 6 percent, one-tenth of a percentage point down from September’s revised rate of 6.1 percent and 1.2 percentage points down from October 2014’s revised rate of 7.2 percent. […]

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Today Marks Start of Holiday Shopping Season

Today is Black Friday, traditionally the biggest shopping day of the year and the start of the holiday shopping season. As people head out to the stores or online this weekend and over the coming weeks, the Better Business Bureau of Northeast Georgia has some advice for those hunting bargains and deals. Better Business Bureau Spokesperson Mike Boynton said people […]

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Local Shops Ready for Small Business Saturday

While many people are headed to the stores today for Black Friday, tomorrow is Small Business Saturday. It was started in 2010 by American Express as a way to encourage holiday shoppers to spend their dollars at small, local, independently owned businesses. Main Street Toccoa is joining many other communities in promoting Small Business Saturday. According to Main Street Director […]

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