Motorcycle Chase Takes Authorities Through Three Counties Tuesday

A motorcyclist reportedly faces charges after a motorcycle pursuit through Stephens, Franklin, and Habersham counties Tuesday afternoon. According to the Georgia State Patrol, Franklin County was in pursuit of a motorcycle and requested the assistance of the Georgia State Patrol. The GSP said the motorcycle was driving recklessly and with no regard for the public, reaching speeds of over 100 […]

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Stephens Co. Commission Approves E-911 Equipment Agreement, Financing

Stephens County is moving forward with purchasing about $1.37 million in new equipment for the E-911 department. Tuesday, county commissioners voted 3 to 2 to approve two separate motions. The first motion entered the county into a communications system agreement with Motorola Solutions, Inc. for the purchase of the E-911 equipment that commissioners had previously awarded the bid to last […]

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Stephens Co. Commission Approves Re-zoning Request

Stephens County Commissioners approve a re-zoning request for property on Mize Road. Tuesday, the county commission unanimously approved a motion to allow property at 7256 Mize Road to switch from Residential Single Family District to Commercial Community Building District. The proposed use is for a retail trade business. Developer Bobby Howard told commissioners it is for a Dollar General store. […]

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SCSO Charges Three for Drugs

Three people face charges after an investigation by the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office last week. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said it started when the Sheriff’s Office Traffic and Crime Suppression Unit made a traffic stop on a pickup truck on Cawthon Road on the afternoon of September 2. Shirley said that deputies recovered a quantity of suspected methamphetamine during […]

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Franklin Co. Arrests Two In String of Thefts

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Two people are behind bars in Franklin County after investigators uncovered a theft ring the pair were allegedly operating in the Sandy Cross community. According to Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas, his investigators, along with Northern Judicial Circuit State Probation officers, uncovered the ring on August 28. Thomas said investigators executed a search warrant […]

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NGTC Reaches Agreement With Valdosta State

North Georgia Technical College reaches another partnership with a state university regarding student transfers in certain areas of study. Monday, Valdosta State University and North Georgia Technical College signed what is called a “Pathways Program” agreement. Through the agreement, North Georgia Tech students who successfully earn an Associate of Applied Science degree are eligible to work toward a Bachelor of […]

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