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Sentencing Today for Martin Man Convicted of Threatening Franklin Co. Deputies

June 5, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Sentencing is set for this morning in the case of a Martin man who threatened to shoot Franklin County Sheriff’s Office deputies. Last month, it took a Franklin County jury just 30 minutes find Donald Jaynes guilty on multiple counts of aggravated assault on a police officer, along...

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Franklin Co. Web Site Down, To Be Redesigned

June 5, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia For many citizens, a county’s website is an easy way to find out information about the county government. However, that is not an option for citizens in Franklin County right now. Franklin County is the only county government in Northeast Georgia with no current, working Web site. Currently...

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NGTC Recognizes Local Industry

June 5, 2014

A local industry receives recognition. North Georgia Technical College announced earlier this week that Trachte Southeast, LLC was recognized as a Manufacturer of the Year nominee in conjunction with the Governor’s Awards Luncheon on April 17. North Georgia Tech President Dr. Gail Thaxton and Vice President for Economic Development Dr. Mark Ivester both presented...

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SCSO Arrests Man for Attempted Extortion

June 4, 2014

A Clayton man faces charges in Stephens County after an investigation by the Sheriff’s Office. The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office arrested 52-year-old Robert Pietrowicz recently and charged him with three counts of criminal attempt to commit theft by extortion. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said it started with a phone call from an industry...

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GBI To Investigate “No-Knock” Warrant in Habersham That Injured Child

June 4, 2014

The GBI will investigate the incident in Habersham County where authorities threw a “flashbang” grenade into a residence while serving a search warrant, injuring a 19-month-old child in the process. In a press release, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said agents from its Cleveland office met Tuesday afternoon with Mountain Judicial Circuit District Attorney...

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Downtown Clarkesville Fire Investigation Continues

June 4, 2014

Investigators with the State Safety Fire Office are still looking into the March fire that damaged several businesses on the square in downtown Clarkesville. Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner’s Office Spokesman Glenn Allen said that the investigation may be coming to a close soon. “Hopefully, we can have a final determination on the...

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Busy Summer Starts This Week in Downtown Toccoa

June 4, 2014

Downtown Toccoa is gearing up to start two summer event series this week. First on Thursday, Main Street Toccoa will host “Summer Movies at the Schaefer Center.” Main Street Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said the movies will take place every Thursday night starting this week and lasting through July 31. “Each Thursday night during...

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Martin Hydrant Flushing To Start Today

June 4, 2014

Hydrant flushing is starting today in part of the town of Martin. Martin town officials said that as a requirement of a program mandated by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division, the town is flushing fire hydrants in the Gumlog Road area starting today. The town said the hydrant flushing will continue in the Gumlog...

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Work Underway on Schaefer Center Roof

June 4, 2014

Work is continuing on renovations to the Schaefer Center in downtown Toccoa. Crews began working on the roof of the building recently. That comes after Toccoa City Commissioners approved the bid of John’s Roofing of Toccoa to do the work at their meeting on May 20. John’s Roofing bid $23,850 for the project. That...

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Proposed Stephens Mill Increase Smaller After Budget Retreat

June 3, 2014
Proposed Stephens Mill Increase Smaller After Budget Retreat

After a three-hour meeting, Stephens County Commissioners make a small reduction to the proposed millage rate increase for the upcoming year. Following a budget retreat Monday, a majority of the commission agreed to have Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers build the proposed Fiscal Year 2015 budget off of a proposed millage rate increase of...

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