FINAL UNOFFICIAL STEPHENS CO. ELECTION RESULTS

Stephens County voters mirror the state of Georgia in the Presidential Preference Primary. Tuesday, voters in Stephens County chose Donald Trump as the Republican nominee and Hillary Clinton as the Democratic nominee in Tuesday’s Georgia presidential primary. On the Republican side in Stephens County, Trump received 1726 votes, or 41.46 percent of the vote. Finishing second in Stephens County among […]

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NGTC Clarkesville Campus Re-Opening Today

North Georgia Technical College is reporting that its Clarkesville campus will be back open today on a regular schedule. That is after classes were cancelled there Tuesday due to a water line break and a lack of water on campus. School officials did say that North Georgia Tech’s Clarkesville campus has had water restored, though it is under a boil […]

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Shirley Releases Additional Info on Sunday Chase

Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley releases additional information on the chase overnight Sunday and early Monday that involved authorities from both Stephens and Franklin counties. Shirley said it started when a deputy on routine patrol on Rock Creek Road noticed a vehicle approaching that had just one headlight. “He turned around on the vehicle,” said Shirley. “The vehicle pulled into […]

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Injuries Reported in Major Monday Wreck

Authorities say a Toccoa man was airlifted to Northeast Georgia Medical Center with serious injuries after a three-car accident Monday afternoon. It occurred on U.S. Highway 123, near Cawthon Road, just before 3 p.m. Monday. According to the Toccoa post of the Georgia State Patrol, 78-year-old Ray Lynn Starling of Toccoa was driving a 2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid that was […]

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Lavonia Hospital Names New President

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia St. Mary’s Sacred Heart Hospital in Lavonia has a new president. Last month, St. Mary’s Healthcare announced it has hired interim president Jeff English for the job. English has served as the interim president since St. Mary’s Healthcare purchased the Lavonia hospital from Ty Cobb Regional Healthcare last year. English said he has been […]

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Chase in Two Counties Leads to Arrest

A man faces charges in both Stephens and Franklin counties after leading officers from both counties on a chase overnight. Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas said the chase began in Stephens County with Franklin County assisting. Thomas said that Franklin County Sheriff’s Office deputies picked up the chase after encountering the vehicle Stephens County was looking for in the Martin […]

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