Hwy 17 Completion in Sight

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There is an end in sight. The completion of the widening and reconstruction of State Road Georgia Highway 17 is expected at least by early October. Katie Strickland of the Georgia Department of Transportation says there are some areas of the highway still to be completed. “We do have a portion of the roadway open to all traffic. That was […]

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Two Arrests in Harbin Murder

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Two arrests have been made in connection with the murder of a Lavonia man earlier this week. Samuel Vernon Harbin, age 82 of Lavonia was found Tuesday at his residence by an employee. Preliminary autopsy results completed by the GBI Medical Examiner’s Office indicate that the cause and manner of death was homicide by blunt force injury. That sparked an […]

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NE GA Lake Region Promotes Tourism

The northeast Georgia lake region is actively promoting tourism in the area. A new display has been placed in the Georgia Visitors Center on south bound I-85 just as you enter Georgia from South Carolina. The display welcomes tourists into the four county area bordering lakes Hartwell and Russell. It’s the latest project completed by the Northeast Georgia Lake Region, […]

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SC Development Authority Annual Report

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The Stephens County Development Authority gives their Annual Report. Stephens County Development Authority Executive Director Tim Martin gave his annual report to the Toccoa City Commission during their meeting on Monday and to the Stephens County Commission during their meeting on Tuesday. Martin says within the past year there has been success with International companies. He gave updates to the […]

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GSP Reports 4 Fatalities in Hart County This Year

Four fatalities have occurred on Hart County roads so far this year. The Hartwell post of the Georgia State Patrol investigated 51 traffic accidents in Hart County in the month of July. Troopers from post 52 investigated a total of 128 traffic accidents in their territory which includes Hart, Franklin and Elbert Counties. But out of 128 accidents in 3 […]

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Traffic Stop Results in Drug Arrest

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Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley reports his office has arrested and charged a Martin Ga, resident with possession of methamphetamine. Sheriff Shirley says his Crime Suppression Unit was conducting concentrated patrol in the West Currahee and Easy Street area when the unit observed a 1988 Ford truck with extensive damage to the truck’s windshield. Shirley says deputies initiated a traffic […]

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Actions Taken at SC Commission Meeting

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At the Stephens County Commission meeting on Tuesday following the work session the following actions were taken: The Stephens County Board of Commissioners approved the fiscal year 2016 budget amendment to adjust for public works, superior court, juvenile court and public defender, and authorized Chairman Dennis Bell to sign a resolution. The board approved to take Ventura Drive into the […]

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FedEx Delivery Man Arrested

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A local FedEx delivery man has been arrested for stealing prescription drugs. On August 3rd 2016, Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley reports his office assisted FedEx Security in an ongoing theft investigation stemming from Hall County. Sheriff Shirley says his deputies had received information that a FedEx delivery driver may have been stealing medication from his route deliveries. The FedEx […]

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Thefts Reported

According to reports from the Toccoa Police Department a scooter and bicycles were reported stolen on the afternoon of July 27th from two different locations. According to the report, Toccoa Police were dispatched to East Whitman Street where a mother reported that her son’s Gator 150 scooter was stolen from the back yard of their residence. According to reports, the […]

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FCP Fundraiser Planned

The Franklin Community Players are holding a Raise The Roof Block Party fundraising event on Friday, August 19th from 5 to 7 pm at the Gazebo in Downtown Lavonia. The Block Party features games, food, fun and prizes. Just a few of the games planned are Cake Walk, Go-Fish, Tic Tac Toe Relay, Pick Up Ducks, Cornhole and more. Food […]

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