Accident Thursday on Rock Creek Rd.

The Georgia State Patrol is continuing to investigate an accident on Rock Creek Road Thursday afternoon. The accident occurred just before 2 p.m. Thursday on Rock Creek Road. Reports indicate it occurred in the general area of Shady Lane and involved two vehicles. One of the vehicles overturned in the accident and ended up on its roof.

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Toccoa-Stephens County Tomorrow Releases Report

A committee working to create a community improvement plan for Toccoa and Stephens County releases its summary of a September community input meeting. “Toccoa-Stephens County Tomorrow” is a privately funded effort that is being done in conjunction with the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce and the Fanning Institute from the University of Georgia. In September, the committee held a community […]

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Search for Police Chief Continues in Toccoa

The city of Toccoa continues to move forward on its search for a police chief. Toccoa City Manager Mike Jackson says that the city received about 45 applicants for the position. Jackson says the city is working to narrow it down to about seven applicants. He says those seven or so applicants will then be submitted to the Georgia Association […]

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Rabun Co. Arrests One on Murder Charge

By Craig Salmon, WRBN Radio, Clayton One person is in custody in Rabun County on murder charges. According to Investigator Gerald Johnson with the Rabun County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a shooting at a residence on McCrackin Road just after 5 a.m. Wednesday and discovered the body of 21-year-old James Eugene Close Jr. of Lakemont, who had suffered an […]

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OSHA Fines Norfolk Southern

Norfolk Southern Railway must pay more than $288,000 for violations of whistleblower protection provisions of the Federal Railroad Safety Act. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced last week that it had found that Norfolk Southern Railway Co. committed such violations. OSHA says that an investigation revealed that a Norfolk Southern employee was retaliated against for […]

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Building Inspections Informational Event Saturday in Stephens Co.

A free event this Saturday is designed to help further acquaint the public to Stephens County’s Building Inspections Department. The Stephens County Board of Commissioners and the Building Inspections Department is presenting an Introduction to Building Inspections and Contractor Appreciation Day on Saturday at the Stephens County Senior Center on Rose Lane in Toccoa from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. […]

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Still Time to Get Flu Shot, Officials Report

With the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reporting that flu activity has increased in Georgia and many Southern states, health officials are reminding people that it is not too late to get a flu shot. The Open Arms Clinic in Toccoa said it is offering free flu shots this Thursday, as well as Tuesday and Thursday next week between […]

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Authorities Closer to I-85 Crash Victim Identity

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Authorities in Franklin County are one step closer to identifying the driver of an 18-wheeler, burned beyond recognition Friday evening when his truck overturned on Interstate 85. The accident happened Friday at about 5:30 p.m. near Exit 164 southbound on I-85 in Carnesville. Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas said the truck ran off the […]

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