Six Arrested for Drugs in White Co. Wednesday

Six northeast Georgia residents were arrested when authorities served a search warrant in White County Wednesday. The Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office said it and the Cleveland Police Department served a search warrant at an apartment Wednesday. Authorities said agents found and seized about 20 grams of suspected methamphetamine valued at about $2,200, about 10 grams of suspected heroin valued […]

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Officials Cut Ribbon on GA 17

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Local and state leaders gather to celebrate the four-laning of Georgia Highway 17 through Stephens County. While work continues to finish the final stretch of the highway, a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the opening of most of the new Georgia Highway 17 took place Tuesday along the new stretch of highway at the Hayestone-Brady Business Park. 50th District State […]

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Former FCHS Star “Dee” Dowis Dies in Wreck

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By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Franklin County community is mourning the loss of former standout quarterback Michael “Dee” Dowis. Dowis, who starred in football at both Franklin County High School and the Air Force Academy, was killed in a wreck Monday in metro Atlanta. According to the Gwinnett County Police, Dowis died in a wreck on Interstate 85 […]

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Man Arrested on Theft, Criminal Trespass Charges

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A Stephens County man faces charges after authorities say he was caught in the act of an attempted break-in. 45-year-old John David Thomas of Oak Way Drive in Eastanollee is currently charged with two counts of Criminal Trespass and one count of Theft By Taking. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said it started when deputies responded to a call regarding […]

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Deer Quota Hunt Deadline Approaching in Ga.

The deadline is approaching for hunters in Georgia to get a quota application for a Georgia deer hunt. According to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division, an online quota application must be received before midnight Thursday, September 1. Deer quota opportunities include hunts on wildlife management areas and state park lands, dog-deer hunting and adult/child hunting opportunities. […]

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Bell Re-Elected POAG President

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Stephens County Commission Chairman and Comer Police Chief Dennis Bell will continue on for another year as the President of the Peace Officers Association of Georgia. Bell was re-elected last week at the organization’s annual conference in Savannah. This will be the second year in a row that Bell has served as President of the Peace Officers’ Association of Georgia […]

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Shirley Urges Caution on New Ga. 17

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Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley is urging caution for drivers as the new four-lane Highway 17 opens up. Much of the road between Toccoa and Franklin County is already four lanes, though the area between Scott Road and Hayes-Wilbanks Road remains a two-lane highway. According to the sheriff, there have already been some minor accidents. Meanwhile, a final traffic shift […]

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Toccoa Cemetery Project Ongoing, But Nearing End

Work on mapping the Toccoa City Cemetery and computerizing those records is almost complete. Faith Bryan and Brandon Carlock from the Georgia Mountains Regional Commission appeared at last week’s Toccoa City Commission work session to provide an update on their project. They have been working on the project since June 2014. Bryan said that work is nearing completion and that […]

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Tennessee Man Arrested on Drug Charges in Lavonia

A Tennessee man faces drug charges in northeast Georgia after authorities arrested him earlier this month. According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, the North Georgia Drug Task Force and the Lavonia Police Department arrested 33-year-old Travis Shelton Courtner of Tennessee for Trafficking in Methamphetamine, Possession of Xanax, Giving False Name and Date of Birth, and two counts of Obstructing […]

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