Lavonia Fall Festival Set for Saturday

It should be a beautiful weather for the weekend’s annual fall festival in Lavonia. Sponsored by the Lavonia Chamber of Commerce, this is the 20th annual fall festival and according to Chamber president Al Goldsmith, will be the best one yet.  “We’ve got 24 food vendors and 50 arts and crafts vendors this year,” Goldsmith said. “Our fall festival is […]

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6th Annual Ride For Life Saturday in Toccoa

By Charlie Bauder, WNEG Radio, Toccoa A benefit motorcycle ride returns to north Georgia this weekend to help in the fight against cancer. The 6th annual Ride for Life (For Those Who Can’t) takes place Saturday, with proceeds benefiting Relay for Life groups throughout northeast Georgia. Eddie Hallford organizes the event each year and said turnout is expected to be […]

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Hart Co. Jail Food Contract to be Rebid

Hart County will rebid the $100,000 contract for food service at the Hart County jail. In what turned into a very heated discussion among the board of commissioners Tuesday, three bids were opened and read. The lowest bid came from Ludi’s Soul Food in Hartwell, which is owned by the daughter-in-law of Hart County commission chair RC Oglesby and a […]

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Animal Control Talks Continue in Hartwell

Talks are underway between Hart County and the City of Hartwell officials regarding the hiring of an animal control officer. Right now neither the town nor the county have any kind of animal control and the county has no leash laws. The number of stray animals roaming both Hart County and Hartwell has prompted numerous complaints from citizens. Representatives from […]

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New Toccoa Animal Shelter Seeks More Funding

By Charlie Bauder, WNEG Radio, Toccoa The City Of Toccoa and Stephens County are working together to help fund additional construction and start-up costs associated with the new Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter. On Monday, Toccoa city commissioners unanimously approved a loan of up to $200,000 from the city’s reserve account to cover additional costs. And at their meeting on Tuesday, […]

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