Banks Co. Authorities Say Missing Woman Found Safe

Banks County investigators have said that a missing Banks County woman has been located and is safe. The Banks County Sheriff’s Office said 39-year-old Cassie Janine Baugh of Alto was last seen by family members on Tuesday, October 20th. Wednesday morning, the Banks County Sheriff’s Office said that Baugh was found and is safe. No other details were released at […]

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Verdict Returned in Medical Malpractice Case

A Stephens County jury finds a doctor not guilty of medical malpractice. Friday afternoon, a jury found in favor of defendants Dr. Gordon M. Kelly and Toccoa Clinic Medical Associates, LLC in a medical malpractice trial that took place in Toccoa last week and did not award any damages to plaintiffs Sallie and Willie Grant. Mr. and Mrs. Grant had […]

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Stephens Co. Commission Meets Today

Stephens County Commissioners are expected to consider awarding a number of bids at their meeting later today. The county commission will meet at 5:30 p.m. today in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. Among the bids the commission is expected to consider are bids for carpentry work and electrical work at the new fire […]

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Franklin Co. Schools Putting Cameras On Buses

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County school buses are getting some new equipment designed to keep students safe both inside and outside of the bus. Franklin County Schools Transportation Director Jason Ayers said the system is working to equip all of its 54 buses with special cameras to catch motorists who don’t stop for a school bus. Ayers […]

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Banks Co. Officials Asking Some Residents Not To Use Water in Hwy. 105 Area

Banks County officials have issued a warning for residents on Highway 105 whose water service was interrupted Sunday: do not use any water for drinking, cooking, hand washing or bathing until further notice, accessnorthga.com is reporting. According to the accessnorthga.com report, a water main and natural gas line rupture in the area of Spring Road in Banks County allowed natural […]

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Toccoa Commission To Meet Today

Toccoa City Commissioners will meet today for a regular meeting and a work session. The work session is scheduled for 4 p.m. at Toccoa City Hall. During the work session, city commissioners are scheduled to discuss three topics. They are the city’s LMIG project, health insurance renewal for employees, and the city’s phone system. Commissioners will then hold their regularly […]

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Local Photographer Opens Studio Space

A local photographer opens studio space in downtown Toccoa. On Thursday, the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for Enchanted Images Photography at its new studio on Tugalo Street in downtown Toccoa. Owner Bobbie Wright said the new studio space will allow her to offer more services to clients. She said she offers all types of photography […]

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One Week Left In Early Voting

Time is running out for early voting in the municipal elections taking place in Toccoa and Martin. The last day to vote early is Friday. Early voting for both Toccoa’s and Martin’s municipal elections is taking place on the ground floor of the Stephens County Government Building in downtown Toccoa. Hours for early voting are from 8 a.m. to 5 […]

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