Beehive Homes Holds Ribbon Cutting

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A new personal care home opens in Stephens County. Beehive Homes opened a location in Toccoa recently and on Thursday, it was welcomed to the community with a Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting. The first residents have just moved into the facility, which will house up to 20 residents. Care Manager Tina Cyr said they are excited to […]

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Man Arrested in Cornelia Bank Robbery

Reports indicate that charges have been filed in the Christmas week armed robbery of a Cornelia bank. According to a report on accessnorthga.com, the Cornelia Police Department announced Thursday afternoon that 36-year-old Stephen James Villavasso of Norcross faces warrants from the GBI for the December armed robbery of Traditions Bank on Cannon Bridge Road in Cornelia. The accessnorthga.com report stated […]

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Rabun Co. Teen Still Missing

By Taylor Jones, WRBN Radio, Clayton The search continues for a missing Rabun County teenager. Thursday, Rabun County Sheriff Frank Andrews said there was no update on leads in the search for missing Rabun County teen Ashley Brianna Wayne. Andrews said they are still working on leads and working non-stop on the case. Also, he said that the Georgia Bureau […]

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NGTC Announces GOAL Winner

A White County resident receives North Georgia Technical College’s 2016 GOAL Award. North Georgia Tech announced this week that Nursing student Jason Egerton of Cleveland won the school’s Georgia Occupational Award for Leadership honor. GOAL candidates are nominated by an instructor and must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA and demonstrate strong work ethics and leadership skills. This statewide award […]

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Man Arrested in Monday Armed Robbery

One person is in custody after an alleged armed robbery in southern Stephens County. Sheriff Randy Shirley said that the armed robbery report came in on Monday at about 9:30 p.m. in the parking lot of the Dollar General store on Georgia Highway 106 in the New Hope community of Stephens County, near the Franklin County line. “During the interview […]

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Toccoa Police Arrest Three After Walking In On Armed Individuals

Three people are in custody after Toccoa Police responded to a city residence looking for an individual wanted in Franklin County. Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell said that his department was notified that the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office was looking for 25-year-old Corey Stephen Holbrooks of Toccoa on felony warrants in that county. Jarrell said that Franklin County authorities notified […]

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SCSO Arrests Two For Drugs After Traffic Stop

Two people from Lavonia face drug charges after a traffic stop in Stephens County. The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office arrested 35-year-old Rachael Ann Lynch and 37-year-old John Johnson, both of Ridgeview Drive in Lavonia on January 22. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that on January 22, his traffic unit stopped a 1999 silver Lexus sedan after deputies observed the […]

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High Speed Chase Leads to Arrests in Franklin Co.

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County authorities have released the names of the two men involved in a high-speed chase down Interstate 85 in Franklin County late Tuesday night. Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas identified them as 24-year old Adarius Dennis and 28-year old Shavario Jenkins, both of Greenville, South Carolina. Thomas said Dennis is charged with obstruction […]

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