Investigations Lead to Two Arrests

Two investigations by the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit lead to arrests. First, Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that on June 15, his office received a report of an adult male sending a 15-year-old girl obscene material electronically over the phone. Shirley said his office’s Special Victims Unit received that report and began investigating the case. “As […]

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Minor Boating Incident Over Weekend in Stephens Co.

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One person is recovering from a minor injury after a jet ski accident in Stephens County over the July fourth holiday weekend. Georgia Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Officer Craig Fulghum said it happened on July 4 on Eastanollee Creek in Lake Hartwell. According to Fulghum, two personal watercraft that were jumping wakes collided into each other. “A juvenile […]

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Authorities Arrest Third Suspect in June Home Invasion

The third suspect in a home invasion last month on Talmadge Drive is under arrest. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that investigators from his department worked with deputies from the Habersham County Sheriff’s Office and U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force in apprehending 27-year-old Richard Casey Harrelson of Double Springs Road in Demorest. Shirley said Harrelson was located at an […]

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July Fourth Traffic Numbers Released

Final traffic numbers are out for the holiday weekend. The July 4 travel weekend for the Georgia Department of Public Safety lasted from 6 p.m. on Friday to midnight on Monday. According to the state’s Department of Public Safety, nine people were killed on Georgia highways during that 78-hour period. One of those fatalities did occur as a result of […]

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Two Teens Charged in Banks Co. Armed Robbery

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Two teenagers are behind bars in Banks County charged in connection with a weekend armed robbery. It happened Sunday night at about 7:49 p.m. at a residence on Grove Level Road. Banks County Sheriff’s Office Spokesperson Sergeant Carissa McFaddin said when deputies arrived they were told by the residents of the home that two […]

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