Chase in Two Counties Leads to Arrest

A man faces charges in both Stephens and Franklin counties after leading officers from both counties on a chase overnight. Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas said the chase began in Stephens County with Franklin County assisting. Thomas said that Franklin County Sheriff’s Office deputies picked up the chase after encountering the vehicle Stephens County was looking for in the Martin […]

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Stephens Co. Jail Inmate Dies; GBI Investigating

Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said Friday evening he has called the GBI in to investigate the death of an inmate at the Stephens County Jail. Shirley said that while conducting a cell check at about 12:20 p.m. Friday, jailers found inmate Barry J. Mullinax, 24, of the Liberty/Easley, South Carolina area unresponsive in a single person cell. The sheriff […]

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Early Voting Ends Today

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Those who have not voted early yet in the Presidential Preference Primary have just today to do so. Today is the final day for early voting for Tuesday’s Presidential Preference Primary. Stephens County Registrar Bill Cochran said polls will be open all day today in Stephens County. “Early voting ends today at 5 p.m.,” said Cochran. Early voting in Stephens […]

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Collins Questions Corps Decision in Letter

A letter from 9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins to the Army Corps of Engineers is questioning the Corps’ recent policy change regarding the application process for residents to apply for Shoreline Use Permits and licenses. Joining Collins in sending the letter were the Lake Hartwell Association and the Lake Lanier Association. The congressman and the groups are questioning December’s […]

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Indians Edged By Bulldogs in Baseball

A late run pushes Hart County past Stephens County in non-region baseball play. Stephens County lost to the Hart County Bulldogs on the road Thursday night, 5-4. Hart County scored the winning run on an RBI double in the bottom of the sixth inning by Jeremy Hicks off of Indian relief pitcher Dylan Simpson. The Indians jumped out on top […]

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Lavonia City Council To Go To Tablets

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Lavonia City Council members and Mayor Ralph Owens will be moving into the 21st century with some new high-tech equipment. At the Lavonia City Council meeting earlier this month, City Manager Charles Cawthon put forth the idea of ordering tablets for each city council member and the mayor. Cawthon said it would make life […]

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