Woodruff Appointed Stephens Co. Solicitor

Toccoa attorney Willie J. Woodruff, Jr. will serve as the Stephens County State Court Solicitor pending a special election to fill the post vacated by the passing of State Court Solicitor Dan. T. Pressley, Sr. back in December. Georgia Governor Nathan Deal officially appointed Woodruff to fill the position recently and it became effective upon his swearing in. He had […]

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Gasaway Speaks on Election Win

28th District State Representative Dan Gasaway says he appreciates the support from the community in winning a second term to the Georgia Legislature. With no Democratic opposition on the ballot in the fall, the Republican incumbent won re-election for all intents and purposes after defeating challenger Stacy Hall in Tuesday’s primary election. Gasaway says he was pleased to have won the […]

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Toccoa Approves FY 2015 Budget

The city of Toccoa has its Fiscal Year 2015 operating budget in place. City commissioners unanimously approved the budget Tuesday. Toccoa Mayor Gail Fry said she is pleased with how the budget came together. “I feel comfortable about the budget,” said Fry. “We met with all of the department heads and we met with our city manager. We discussed all […]

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FCSO Deputy, Son of Sheriff, Dies in Accident

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia An accident overnight has taken the life of Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Cruz Thomas, the son of Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas. It happened at about 9 p.m. Wednesday on Interstate 85 Northbound near mile marker 163. Troopers said witnesses reported Deputy Thomas was traveling northbound in pursuit of a traffic violator when […]

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Stephens Co. Hires Temporary Building Inspector

Stephens County Commissioners are putting some help in place to cover the need for building inspections in the county. During a called meeting Wednesday, the county commission unanimously approved a motion to hire a company called Nova Engineering and Environmental, LLC of Kennesaw to take care of building inspections in Stephens County on a temporary basis. The county has been […]

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Bellamy, Fricks, Webb Win Stephens Co. BOE Races

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 for the support of voters. “I […]

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Gasaway Beats Hall in State House Race

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 received 1,359 votes, while Hall received […]

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Polls Ran Well, Said Registrar

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 just a few minutes, but not […]

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Reward Offered For Information in Flentall Murder

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. The GBI said at that time, […]

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