Author Archives: MJ Kneiser

House Fires Leave Two Families Homeless

Two families will be spending the holidays with relatives – that after fire destroyed their homes. In Madison County, fire broke out Monday morning at a home in the area of Laurel Avenue at Paoli Street in Comer. Comer Police Chief Dennis Bell says the cause of the fire is still unknown. “It was a total loss,” Bell said. “They […]

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Burn Permits Now Being Re-issued in Some Counties

The Georgia Forestry Commission has begun re-issuing burn permits, but authorities are still asking people to use extreme caution when doing any sort of outdoor burning. Despite the rainfall over the past several days, Northeast Georgia is still not out of the drought woods. For that reason, Georgia Forestry Commission spokesperson Wendy Burnett says the Forestry Commission is keeping a […]

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Reward Now Offered For Missing Buford Woman

A $10,000 reward is now being offered by the family of a missing Buford woman who was initially believed to be in the Lavonia area. 36-year old Tosha Reed Herron has not been seen since she left her home in Buford the evening of October 11 to visit a friend in Blue Ridge. According to authorities, Herron mistakenly went up […]

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12/05/16 – “Jori” – Beautiful Longhair Kitten Available at Hart County Humane Society

Jori is a 6 month old medium hair, female kitten. Rescued from Northeast Georgia Animal Shelter, Jori gets along well with the other cats and dogs in her foster home. This is a very healthy, affectionate kitten; she will be a wonderful companion for her forever family. She has tested negative for both feline leukemia and FIV, is spayed, micro […]

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Lavonia, St. Mary’s Light Trees for Christmas

The prospect of rain Monday night did not stop Lavonia’s annual Christmas tree lighting celebration. Lavonia’s annual tree lighting ceremony at the Gazebo on Main St. is the town’s traditional kick off to the holiday Christmas season. Those attending were treated to live holiday music as well as hot chocolate and cookies for everyone. Coming up Sunday is the town’s […]

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Prostitution Ring Broken Up in Banks Crossing

A Toccoa woman is one of eight individuals arrested in Banks County in a prostitution sting. Banks County Sheriff’s spokesperson Carrissa McFaddin tells WLHR News Banks County Sheriff’s investigators conducted a prostitution operation at a cooperating local hotel in the Banks Crossing area last week. According to Sheriff Carlton Speed the eight persons arrested are identified as 43-year old Tammy […]

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Rain This Week Not Enough to End Drought

Much-needed rain is forecast for our area again today, but is it enough to put a dent in the eight-month drought? A 60-80% chance of showers from a slow-moving weather system is expected to dump a couple of inches of the wet stuff on our area through today. But meteorologist Scott Krentz with the National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg said […]

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Mayor’s Christmas Motorcade Underway

The annual Mayor’s Christmas Motorcade is underway across the state. Donations in Lavonia and Royston are being accepted through this afternoon. And as they do every year, Lavonia Mayor Ralph Owens says they are accepting all kinds of gifts, such as books, CD’s, clothing, slippers, crayons or markers, and small radios. Lavonia City Clerk Angie Greer tells WLHR News they […]

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