Lavonia Murder Victim Identified

Lavonia Death

Authorities in Lavonia have confirmed a body found Monday inside a home on Gilmer St. is that of longtime local business owner Sam Harbin. Lavonia Police Chief Bruce Carlisle and Athens GBI Special Agent in Charge Mike Ayers made that announcement late Tuesday morning, but so far are not releasing any more details. According to Chief Carlisle, Harbin was found […]

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Northern Circuit DA Campaign Violation Allegation

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Northern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Parks White faces a felony charge after an alleged campaign violation. Last Friday, Senior Superior Court Judge Robert Struble ruled regarding allegations White illegally obtained the political endorsement of Hartwell Police Chief Anthony Davis in his bid for re-election. On Friday, Judge Struble issued a written ruling in which […]

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Stephens County Back to School

Stephens County Schools are back in session today. Stephens County Schools Superintendent Bryan Dorsey says it is great to get the new school year started. “Certainly after the year we have had trying to deal with finance and feeling that we have made great progress on that, we certainly want to make sure our focus is where it needs to […]

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Toccoa-Stephens County Recognized by Magazine for Economic Development

Toccoa-Stephens County has been recognized by Southern Business and Development Magazine in the 2015 Georgia Best of Economic Development. Toccoa-Stephens County was recognized as one of Georgia’s Best Rural location for Manufacturers. Stephens County was listed with Gainesville, Meriwether County, and Toombs County. “This is a pretty big deal” says Stephens County Development Authority Executive Director Tim Martin; “The voters […]

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Hanson Assets of Georgia Moving in to Former Nampac Building

A Stephens County business is moving its operation. Hanson Assets of Georgia has purchased the former Nampac building on Industrial Boulevard. Stephens County Development Authority Executive Director Tim Martin says they are preparing the facility now. “They will be restoring power and utilities. They have hired a mowing company to clean up the outside and are moving forward. That is […]

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