Carnesville Man Indicted

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A Carnesville man has been indicted on felony Theft by Deception charges after he allegedly bilked at least one customer out of almost $8,000 for cabinets he never delivered. A Franklin County Grand Jury indicted Joe Graham, of 2130 Hwy 145, Carnesville last week. Prosecutors claim Graham, had an online business selling custom-made cabinets […]

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Lavonia Train Depot Renovations Continuing

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Work should be done ahead of schedule on the Lavonia train depot renovation. Crews have been working for the past seven weeks to take the building back to how it looked when it first opened in 1912. Originally scheduled to be completed in December, Lavonia City Manager Gary Fesperman says it now looks like […]

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Police Blotter

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a burglary on Walker Road. According to the report on file, it was reported on September 28. The report states that $1,170 worth of household goods and other items were taken. Elsewhere, a Yearwood Street resident told the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office that on September 20, someone stole his wheelbarrow valued at $95. […]

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Early Voting Starts Oct. 15

With the November presidential election fast approaching, some states around the nation have already started their advance voting periods. However, Georgia is not one of them. Stephens County Registrar Theresa Kelley said that her office has received numerous calls about when early voting starts in Georgia. According to Kelley, early voting in Stephens County and across Georgia does not start […]

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Rain Continues to Fall in Stephens Co.

The chance of more showers remains today after more than a day of steady, sometimes heavy rain. So far, downtown Toccoa has received well over three inches of rain from this rain event, which began on Sunday. The rain could continue to help the dry conditions in the area. According to last week’s release of the U.S. Drought Monitor, most […]

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Scarecrow Contest Underway in Toccoa

Time remains to get involved in this year’s Toccoa Scarecrow Contest. Main Street Toccoa is hosting its third annual scarecrow contest this month. Scarecrows are already going up around Toccoa and Stephens County, but Main Street Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said that there is still time to participate. “This year, we have extended it to all of Stephens County,” said […]

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Forum Tonight on Charter Schools Amendment

A public forum on the proposed charter schools amendment to the State Constitution that voters will decide on this November is taking place this evening. The forum is set for 6 p.m. at the Tugaloo Center for the Performing Arts at Stephens County High School. The amendment would change the state constitution to allow for the state to re-create a […]

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GDOT Announces Promotion

A Banks County man is now serving as District Traffic Operations Manager for northeast Georgia. State Department of Transportation District Engineer Bayne Smith has announced that Justin Lott is now District Traffic Operations Manager for the 21-county Area that is Northeast Georgia’s District One. Lott’s new position as a Traffic Operations Manager will include his current responsibilities as well as […]

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