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Second Suspect Still Being Sought In Martin Light Damage

December 13, 2012
Second Suspect Still Being Sought In Martin Light Damage

Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said authorities are still looking for a second suspect in connection with damage to the Martin Christmas light display last week. Shirley said that the suspect, whose identity has not been released, remains at large. The sheriff did say that the suspect is from Franklin County. Shirley added that...

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Indictment Against Franklin Co. Probate Judge Thrown Out

December 13, 2012

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A judge has thrown out the indictment against Franklin County Probate Judge Eddie Fowler. Fowler was indicted in September on one count of misdemeanor sexual battery after being arrested in late August. During a hearing November 29, in Franklin County Superior Court, Fowler’s attorney, Daniel Moore asked the...

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Indian Football Players Receive Region 8-AAAA Honors

December 13, 2012

Stephens County High School running back Chaz Thornton is the offensive player of the year for Region 8-AAAA. Thornton was one of nine players to receive all-region honors, according to the 8-AAAA All-Region team released by Georgia High School Football Daily Wednesday. The senior running back finished the season with more than 1,500 yards...

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Wilbros Suit Hearing Recessed; Consent Order Now Court Order

December 12, 2012

The final consent order for the Wilbros facility on Rose Lane signed by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division on Monday will now be an official court order. Tuesday afternoon, Judge Robert Adamson issued a verbal order that the EPD consent order would now be a court order subject to enforcement as with any other...

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Stephens Co. Commission Makes JDA Appointment

December 12, 2012

The Stephens County Commission fills an open spot on the Joint Development Authority. At their meeting Tuesday, county commissioners unanimously appointed North Georgia Technical College Currahee Campus Director Greg Roach to fill the unexpired term of Cam Parker on the JDA, which includes Stephens, Franklin, and Hart counties. Parker’s seat opened when he left...

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Arrest Made in Martin Christmas Light Damage

December 12, 2012

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office says it has arrested one person in connection with Martin’s damaged Christmas light display. According to Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley, 18-year-old Ernest Black of Childs Street in Martin was arrested Monday afternoon at his residence and charged with criminal interference with government property. The arrest comes after Shirley...

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SCHS Hoops Split With Rabun Co.

December 12, 2012

The Stephens County Indian and Lady Indian basketball teams split a doubleheader of action with the Rabun County Wildcats and Lady Wildcats in two close ballgames. In the first game, the Lady Indians trailed the entire contest and lost to the Lady Wildcats by a final score of 43-35. Stephens County cut the lead...

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Lavonia Police Arrest Two for Rape

December 12, 2012

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Two Lavonia men are facing multiple charges in connection with an alleged rape of a woman over the weekend. It happened early Saturday morning at a home on Maple Street, according to Lavonia Police Chief Bruce Carlisle. Carlisle said his officers first learned of the case when contacted...

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EPD Signs Wilbros Consent Order; Court Hearing Today in Civil Suit

December 11, 2012

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division has finalized a consent order with Wilbros. The EPD signed the consent order on Monday with the Rose Lane facility at the center of controversy over complaints of excessive odor coming from the facility. According to EPD Assistant Director Jim Ussery, the final consent order that will be implemented...

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Toccoa Receives Clean Audit Report

December 11, 2012

The city of Toccoa receives its Fiscal Year 2012 audit report. Joel Black from the city’s auditing firm, Mauldin and Jenkins of Atlanta, presented the report at Monday’s regular city commission meeting. Black said that the city received a clean audit opinion for the Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2012. “Our opinion was unqualified,...

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