Franklin Co. Man Sentenced in Child Molestation Case

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The son of Franklin County Commissioner Robert Franklin will spend the next ten years in prison after pleading guilty to multiple counts of child molestation involving a 13-year-old girl. Robert Franklin Jr. was indicted last September on two counts of child molestation, one count of sexual exploitation of a child and one count of enticing […]

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Franklin Co. Rape Suspect Extradited Back to Ga.

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A Kennesaw man charged with the rape of an Emmanuel College student is now behind bars in Franklin County. According to Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas, 19-year old Anthony Elijah Jones was extradited from Colorado to Georgia earlier this month. “Jones was arrested in the State of Colorado on March 28 for an outstanding […]

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Stephens Co. Approves FY 17 Budget

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Stephens County Commissioners approve the Fiscal Year 2017 budget. Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to approve the budget that takes effect on Friday. County Commission Chair Dennis Bell said he feels good about the budget that commissioners finally approved. “They have done an excellent job putting this thing together,” said Bell. “Teamwork. That is what it is all about is teamwork. […]

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Clinic Comments on Possible NGPG Alignment

Toccoa Clinic Managing Partner Dr. David Yates said on Tuesday a possible formal alignment between the Clinic and Northeast Georgia Physicians Group is a natural fit. In recent days, the two sides announced they have extended a letter of intent to continue exploring opportunities for formal alignment. Northeast Georgia Physicians Group is the multi-specialty group of Northeast Georgia Health System, […]

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Two Arrested in Franklin Co. Drug Investigation

Two Franklin County residents face charges in connection with a narcotics investigation. This week, the North Georgia Drug Task Force, Georgia Bureau of Investigation, and Lavonia Police arrested 30-year-old Fabian Q. Johnson of Lavonia and 20-year-old Jawanna O. Brittan of Lavonia for distributing illegal marijuana in Franklin County and the city of Lavonia. Johnson was charged with one count of […]

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Alligator Captured in Banks Crossing

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia It’s not what you expect to see in Banks Crossing. However on Tuesday evening, Banks County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a report of an alligator sighting. According to Banks County Sheriff’s Office Spokesperson Sgt. Carissa McFaddin, the report came in around 5:30 p.m. McFaddin said that Banks County EMS found the alligator in […]

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Ga. Tourism Up in 2015

State tourism officials said Tuesday that Georgia saw a nearly four percent increase in the number of visitors in 2015. Tuesday, The Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Tourism division announced that Georgia welcomed an estimated 102.4 million visitors in 2015. That is an increase of 3.7 percent from 2014. Georgia saw highs in other tourism-related areas as well. According to […]

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