Truett-McConnell Adds Criminal Justice Program

Truett-McConnell University is adding a new program. The school recently announced that the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges approved the addition of a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice that will be offered officially in the Fall of 2016. According to school officials, the new Criminal Justice degree will be the first degree that will be […]

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Ledford Resigns From Stephens Co. BOE

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The day after losing his re-election bid for another term on the Stephens County Board of Education, Jim Ledford has resigned from his school board seat. Ledford delivered his letter of resignation to Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey on Wednesday. His resignation is effective immediately. In the letter, Ledford said that he appreciates the opportunity that the people of […]

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City Purchases Property With Watershed in Mind

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The city of Toccoa is purchasing property in order to help protect its watershed around Lake Toccoa. On Monday, Toccoa City Commissioners unanimously voted to purchase 48.4 acres of property bordering the Links at Lake Toccoa golf course and Black Mountain Road for $188,760. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said that this property is part of the Cedar Creek Watershed. […]

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Stephens Co. Moves Closer To Hiring E-911/EMA Director

Stephens County moves yet another step closer to having a new E-911 and EMA director in place. On Tuesday, the Stephens County Commission unanimously approved hiring Danielle Rhodes of Hampton, Georgia to the joint position of E-911/EMA Director for Stephens County, pending the successful completion of the 14-day public notice period that is underway now. Last week, Stephens County Administrator […]

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Stephens Co. Commission Starts Budget Retreat Today

Stephens County Commissioners are expected to dive into the Fiscal Year 2017 budget process today. The county commission has a budget retreat scheduled for today and Friday at the Toccoa-Stephens County Airport. County commissioners are scheduled to meet from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. This is in preparation for the release of a proposed Fiscal Year 2017 budget […]

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DA Investigates Inquiry Into SCSO, Finds No Criminal Laws Broken

Mountain Judicial Circuit District Attorney George Christian completes his look into an inquiry made by three citizens alleging criminal activity by Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley and found that no criminal laws were violated by the sheriff. Earlier this month, three men identified by the DA’s office as Phillip Roberts, Bob Lolley, and Wayne Roberts met with Christian in Habersham […]

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Banks Co. Shooting Leads to Chase, Standoff, and Arrest

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A high-speed chase through Banks, Franklin and Madison Counties is over and a suspect is under arrest after an hours-long stand off overnight earlier this week. Banks County Sheriff’s Office Spokesperson Sergeant Carissa McFaddin said it started about 9 p.m. Monday when Banks County Dispatch received a report of a robbery and shooting in […]

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Shirley Wins Re-election as Stephens Co. Sheriff

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Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley earns a third term in office. He defeated challenger Jim Davis in Tuesday’s Republican primary for Stephens County Sheriff by more than 2000 votes. The incumbent, Shirley received 3,036 votes, or 79.64 percent, to Davis’s 776 votes, or 20.36 percent. Shirley said he appreciates the ongoing support of the community in this election. “I sure […]

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Incumbents Fall in Stephens Co. BOE Races

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The Stephens County Board of Education will be gaining two new members in January. Tuesday, both challengers won their respective school board Republican primaries. In the race for the At-Large seat on the Stephens County Board of Education, Len Stovall defeated incumbent Tony Crunkleton. The final vote total showed 1,974 votes, or 53.38 percent, for Stovall to 1,724 votes, or […]

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