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Investigation Continues Into Hartwell Gunshot Death

October 29, 2012

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia An autopsy will be performed on the body of a man found shot Wednesday in the Jim Skelton Homes section of the Hartwell Housing Authority on U.S. Highway 29 in Hartwell. In a press release issued Thursday, GBI Investigator in Charge Jim Fullington says 31-year-old Tony Maddox of...

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GDOT Announces Promotion for White Co. Woman

October 29, 2012

Georgia Department of Transportation District Engineer Bayne Smith has announced Lisa Deaton of White County is now the District Maintenance Contracts Engineer for the 21 counties in Northeast Georgia’s District One. Deaton has worked with DOT since 1987. She started her career as a clerk and worked her way up in the Department. In...

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Militia Plot Trial Date Set for Feb. 2013

October 29, 2012

The two remaining Northeast Georgia men charged in an alleged plot to attack the U.S. government are scheduled to go to trial early next year. According to a document filed in U.S. District Court in Gainesville Wednesday, Samuel J. Crump and Ray H. Adams, both of Toccoa, are scheduled to go to trial in...

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Sims Sentenced for Murder Conviction

October 29, 2012

A Toccoa man convicted of felony murder and other charges receives a life sentence with the chance of parole. Steve A. Sims, Jr. of Toccoa was sentenced Thursday in Mountain Judicial Circuit Superior Court in Toccoa. Sims, Jr. was convicted last month on charges of felony murder, voluntary manslaughter, possession of a firearm by...

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Unemployment Down in September in Stephens Co.

October 29, 2012

New unemployment numbers show further decline in the Stephens County unemployment rate. According to the September figures released by the Georgia Department of Labor this week, the preliminary unemployment rate in September for Stephens County was 8.5 percent. That is six-tenths of a percent down from the county’s revised August unemployment rate of 9.1...

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Travelers Rest Named To “Places in Peril” List

October 25, 2012

A Stephens County site is one of ten listed as “Places in Peril” by the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation. The organization published its list of ten sites this week and Traveler’s Rest State Historic Site was one of the ten on the list. According to the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation, “Places in...

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DELTA Unit Activated Sunday in Stephens Co.

October 25, 2012

One person is arrested after an incident last weekend that brought out the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office DELTA Unit. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said the unit was sent to a location on Falls Road on Sunday. “We got a call Sunday morning that there was a hostage situation at the home,” said Shirley....

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Four Teens Arrested in Franklin Co. Home Invasion

October 25, 2012

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Bond is expected to be set today for four Franklin County teenagers accused in a home invasion and shooting earlier this week. After an intense two-day search, Franklin County Sheriff’s Office investigators arrested the teens Wednesday. Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas said the four donned masks and broke...

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STIP Open House Tonight

October 25, 2012

The Georgia Department of Transportation will hold the first of two open houses on its Draft 2013-2016 Statewide Transportation Improvement Plan, or STIP, this evening in northeast Georgia. The open house is tonight from 5 to 7 p.m. at Helen City Hall at 25 Alpenrosen Street in Helen. Georgia Department of Transportation Spokesperson Teri...

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JROTC Director Retiring at SCHS

October 25, 2012

The couple who has led the Stephens County JROTC program since its inception is retiring later this year. The Stephens County Board of Education has accepted the retirement of Lieutenant Colonel Phil Baker and his wife Jocqueline Baker. Stephens County School Superintendent Sherrie Whiten said that the Bakers have done a great job directing...

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