Nobody Hurt in Weekend Fire

Authorities said nobody was hurt in a fire over the weekend in Stephens County. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said a house and barn on Camp Road were damaged by fire on Saturday. Shirley said that Eastanollee, Carnes Creek, and Big Smith Fire Departments all responded to the call. The sheriff said that indications are that the structure fire started […]

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Toccoa Commission Meets Today

The Toccoa City Commission meets today for a regularly scheduled meeting. Today’s meeting will begin at 5 p.m. at Toccoa City Hall. Items on the agenda include consideration of a bare steel replacement project and consideration of appointments to two boards, the Alcohol Beverage Control board and the Toccoa Planning Commission. Today’s 5 p.m. Toccoa City Commission meeting is open […]

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Hart Co. Working on Comprehensive Plan

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Public comments are still being gathered in Hart County as it works to update its Comprehensive Plan. Comprehensive Plans cover proposed county initiatives over a ten-year period and typically include topics such as plans for land-use development and public works projects. Georgia law dictates the plan must be updated every ten years and submitted […]

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Outdoors GA App Receives Update

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources updates its mobile app. Almost one year since its debut, the free Outdoors GA app receives a new update allowing hunters to check their harvest without needing cell service, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. Wildlife Resources Division Director Rusty Garrison said they continue to be pleased with this […]

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SCHS Tennis Sweeps Habersham

Stephens County High School tennis picks up a varsity sweep. The Indian and Lady Indian tennis teams swept area rival Habersham Central Friday afternoon. The boys’ team won 4-1 and their overall record improves to 9-4. Meanwhile, the girls’ team won 3-2 and their record improves to 3-10. Their next match is today at North Hall.

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Turkey Hunting Season Starts Saturday

State officials are urging hunters to think safety first when heading out for the start of turkey hunting season this weekend. Turkey hunting season starts on Saturday in Georgia. Georgia Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Resources Division Wild Turkey Project Coordinator Kevin Lowery said hunters should review and practice safety precautions specific to turkey hunting. “In the turkey world, that […]

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Currahee Lane Bridge In GDOT Pipeline

A bridge in Stephens County closed until it is fixed or replaced is moving through the state’s project timeline. Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said the Currahee Lane bridge is currently in the design phase. Last month, Ayers announced that the bridge on Currahee Lane, between the Toccoa By-pass and the intersection of Currahee Lane and Old Carnes Creek Road, […]

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