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Bellamy, Fricks, Webb Win Stephens Co. BOE Races

May 21, 2014

Just 26 votes separated the candidates in the race for District One, Post Two on the Stephens County Board of Education. Jim Bellamy received 1,187 votes to defeat incumbent Steve Tilley, who received 1,161 votes in Tuesday’s Republican primary for that school board race. Bellamy said he is excited over the result and grateful...

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Gasaway Beats Hall in State House Race

May 21, 2014

Dan Gasaway appears headed to another term in the Georgia State House of Representatives. The incumbent in the 28th District that covers Stephens, Banks, and part of Habersham counties defeated challenger Stacy Hall Tuesday night based on final unofficial results. Gasaway received 3,096 votes to Hall’s total of 2,108 votes. In Stephens County, Gasaway...

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Polls Ran Well, Said Registrar

May 21, 2014

Stephens County Registrar Theresa Kelley said there were no problems at the polls during Tuesday’s primary election. She said things went very well at the Senior Center on Tuesday. “Things went really smooth,” said Kelley. “We had no problems out there. We were a little bit busy. We had some standing in line for...

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Reward Offered For Information in Flentall Murder

May 21, 2014

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is establishing a reward fund for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the murder of 28-year-old Montevious Flentall of Toccoa in March. Flentall was found dead at his home on Pageland Drive in Toccoa at about 8 a.m. on March 18....

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Election Results

May 20, 2014

28th District State House — Dan Gasaway (3,096 votes) wins over Stacy Hall (2,108 votes).  Gasaway won Stephens County with 1,359 votes to Hall’s 1,032 votes.  Gasaway won Habersham County 486 to 475 over Hall and Banks County 1,251 to 601 over Hall. Stephens County Commission Post One — Michelle Grafton (1,568 votes) wins over Ralph...

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Voters Head to Polls Today

May 20, 2014

Voters in Stephens County are heading to the polls today to determine winners in a number of races as part of today’s primary election. Stephens County Registrar Theresa Kelley said polls open in Stephens County this morning at the Senior Center on Rose Lane. “You just need to come to the Senior Center between...

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Stephens Co. Hospital Approves EMS Agreement

May 20, 2014

The Stephens County Hospital Authority signs off on a new EMS operations agreement with Stephens County. The Hospital Authority unanimously approved the agreement Monday after it was approved last week by Stephens County Commissioners. Stephens County Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell said the hospital is pleased to get the new agreement in place. “We are...

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Toccoa Commission To Meet Today

May 20, 2014

Toccoa City Commissioners are expected to consider adoption of the city’s Fiscal Year 2015 operating budget at their meeting later today. City commissioners meet today at 5 p.m. at Toccoa City Hall. After adjusting its schedule, today’s meeting marks the second meeting of the month for city commissioners. At the city commission’s first meeting of...

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One Arrested in Alleged Burglary

May 20, 2014

A Toccoa man is facing a burglary charge after allegedly being caught in the act. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that his office responded to a residence on Buena Vista Drive in Eastanollee Sunday afternoon in reference to a reported burglary in progress. Shirley said that when deputies arrived, they observed a male...

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Franklin Co. Voters Heading to Polls

May 20, 2014

Voters are also heading to the polls in Franklin County. Two Franklin County Commission seats, District 3 and District 4, are being contested. For District 3, incumbent county commissioner Jeff Jacques is being challenged by Perry Hart. In the District 4 County Commission race, incumbent county commissioner the Rev. Clint Harper is facing challenger...

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