Wilkinson Named to Senate Caucus Leadership Post

A local state legislator will take over a leadership position in Atlanta. 50th District State Senator John Wilkinson was elected to serve as Secretary of the Senate Republican Caucus for the upcoming biennial legislative term of the Georgia General Assembly. In this role, Senator Wilkinson will be responsible for recording all official legislative activities for the Senate Majority Caucus. Wilkinson […]

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Cops and Kids Program Gearing Up in NE Ga.

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Some local children will have a happier Christmas this year thanks to help from the local chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police. Earlier this month, Chapter 105 of the Northeast Georgia Fraternal Order of Police received the last of its applications for “Cops and Kids” program, which helps children from low-income families shop […]

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Drought Continues to Worsen

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Drought conditions are worsening across northeast Georgia. On Thursday, the Georgia Environmental Protection Division declared a Level One Drought Response for Stephens and Franklin counties. This came on the same day that Stephens and Franklin counties moved into “exceptional drought” status on the U.S. Drought Monitor, the most severe level of drought on that scale. Under a Level One Drought […]

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TFC Organizing Drive to Help Firefighters

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Toccoa Falls College is doing its part to help those fighting wildfires in north Georgia, western North Carolina, and surrounding areas. The school’s Student Affairs department has organized a supply drive for emergency responders and others involved in the firefighting efforts. School officials said that with a need so close to home, the students of TFC wanted to show their […]

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Woods Fire Cause Under Investigation

The cause of a woods fire in Toccoa earlier this week remains under investigation. Crews from multiple fire departments responded to an area off of Prather Bridge Road, near the Falls Park Apartments, for a fire Tuesday evening. Toccoa Fire Chief Tommy Ayers said that crews from both Toccoa fire stations were on the scene, as were crews from the […]

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Currahee Club Hosts Holiday Market Saturday

The Currahee Club in Stephens County is once again hosting a holiday market this weekend. On Saturday, the Currahee Club will host its 3rd annual holiday market on the lawn at the club’s Amenities Campus. The event is free to attend and open to the public. Currahee Club Community Manager Anne Shurley said that the club is partnering with the […]

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Stephens Co. Commission Passes Burn Ban Resolution

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Stephens County Commissioners institute a ban on outdoor burning in the county until further notice. At a called meeting on Wednesday, the Stephens County Commission unanimously approved the burn ban resolution. Reading the resolution aloud, Stephens County Commission Chairman Dennis Bell said that the ban applies to all outdoor burning. “This ban applies to all outdoor open flames of any […]

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