NGTC Announces GOAL Winner

A White County resident receives North Georgia Technical College’s 2016 GOAL Award. North Georgia Tech announced this week that Nursing student Jason Egerton of Cleveland won the school’s Georgia Occupational Award for Leadership honor. GOAL candidates are nominated by an instructor and must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA and demonstrate strong work ethics and leadership skills. This statewide award […]

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Man Arrested in Monday Armed Robbery

One person is in custody after an alleged armed robbery in southern Stephens County. Sheriff Randy Shirley said that the armed robbery report came in on Monday at about 9:30 p.m. in the parking lot of the Dollar General store on Georgia Highway 106 in the New Hope community of Stephens County, near the Franklin County line. “During the interview […]

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Toccoa Police Arrest Three After Walking In On Armed Individuals

Three people are in custody after Toccoa Police responded to a city residence looking for an individual wanted in Franklin County. Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell said that his department was notified that the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office was looking for 25-year-old Corey Stephen Holbrooks of Toccoa on felony warrants in that county. Jarrell said that Franklin County authorities notified […]

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SCSO Arrests Two For Drugs After Traffic Stop

Two people from Lavonia face drug charges after a traffic stop in Stephens County. The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office arrested 35-year-old Rachael Ann Lynch and 37-year-old John Johnson, both of Ridgeview Drive in Lavonia on January 22. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that on January 22, his traffic unit stopped a 1999 silver Lexus sedan after deputies observed the […]

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High Speed Chase Leads to Arrests in Franklin Co.

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County authorities have released the names of the two men involved in a high-speed chase down Interstate 85 in Franklin County late Tuesday night. Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas identified them as 24-year old Adarius Dennis and 28-year old Shavario Jenkins, both of Greenville, South Carolina. Thomas said Dennis is charged with obstruction […]

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Toccoa Police Release Year End Report

Year-end numbers from the Toccoa Police Department show that 2015 was a very busy year for the force. According to figures released Tuesday by the department, Toccoa Police responded to a total of 2,186 incidents in 2015, an increase of more than 300 from 2014, when police responded to 1,857 incidents. Police did clear a higher percentage of cases in […]

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Accidents Up in City of Toccoa

The Toccoa Police Department will look at ways to bring down accident numbers within the city limits in 2016. That is after 2015 brought an increase in the number of motor vehicle accidents in Toccoa. Toccoa Police worked 337 accidents in 2015, compared to 270 in 2014. Chief Tim Jarrell said he does not want to see that trend continue. […]

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Shelter Dog Flies To New Forever Home

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A dog from Stephens County finds his forever home in the Sunshine State thanks to the Internet and the work of volunteers. “Opey” arrived at the Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter in February 2015 at the age of four months after Animal Control seized him because “Opey” did not have have anywhere to stay warm or adequate food or water. Toccoa-Stephens […]

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Wreck Last Week Injures One Person

A wreck last week results in injuries to a Stephens County woman. The one-vehicle accident happened Friday morning in Habersham County. According to the Toccoa post of the Georgia State Patrol, the vehicle, identified as a 2005 Jeep Liberty Sport was traveling south on Camp Creek Road in the Mt. Airy area of Haberhsam County. The GSP said the driver […]

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