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Pope Says DOT Willing to Look at Signal At Site of Sunday Wreck

April 2, 2015

Georgia Department of Transportation Spokesperson Teri Pope said that the agency would look at any official request received for a traffic signal at the intersection of the Toccoa By-pass and Memorial Drive. Following Sunday’s accident, Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said he was going to reach out to state officials regarding a signal there....

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Stephens Co. Schools Finance Director Search to Start in Near Future

April 2, 2015

Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey said the school system will hopefully start advertising the Finance Director’s position in the near future. Angel Terry submitted a letter of resignation last week from that position, according to Dorsey, who says the Board of Education must still officially accept that letter at their next board meeting...

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Franklin Co. Fugitive Caught in Toccoa

April 2, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A Franklin County man is finally behind bars after trying to skip out on a prison sentence for selling drugs. According to Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas, 63-year old Toy Lee Fowler pleaded guilty in Franklin County Superior Court on March 23rd to two counts of felony possession...

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Judge Issues New Order in Wilbros Case

April 1, 2015

The judge in the Wilbros civil case in Stephens County issues a new court order in light of last month’s hearing. Judge Robert Adamson issued a new Emergency Contempt Order on March 24 and it was released Tuesday. In it, Judge Adamson ordered that Wilbros shall immediately stop receiving, accepting, or transporting to its...

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Two Arrested After Drug Investigation

April 1, 2015

A drug investigation in Stephens County leads to two arrests. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley announced this week that 34-year-old Joshua Louis Starrett of Toccoa had been arrested and charged with Trafficking Methamphetamine, while 32-year-old Brian Keith Fowler of Lavonia was arrested and charged with Possession of a Schedule 3 Narcotic. The sheriff said...

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Accident Leads to Drug Arrest

April 1, 2015

A Royston man faces charges after an accident last week in Stephens County. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that on March 24 at about 6:35 p.m., deputies with the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office responded to a one vehicle accident at the intersection of Camp Road and Isbell Road in Eastanollee. Shirley said that...

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DOT Announces Water Work for Martin Area Today

April 1, 2015

The Georgia Department of Transportation said work on the State Route 17 project will affect a water line in the Martin area later today. DOT Spokesperson Teri Pope said work will begin this morning to install a new water line at the intersection of Yow Mill Road on State Route 17. “As part of...

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Investigation Continues Into Habersham Shooting Last Week

April 1, 2015

Final details are still not yet available in the shooting deaths of two men in eastern Habersham County, near the Stephens County line, as the investigation continues. The shooting took place on Key Road, off of Dicks Hill Parkway, early in the afternoon of Wednesday, March 25, according to the Northeast Georgian. The Northeast...

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Both Sides Speak at First Eastanollee Elementary Hearing

March 31, 2015
Both Sides Speak at First Eastanollee Elementary Hearing

The first public hearing on the proposed closing of Eastanollee Elementary School shows a split in opinions and a lot of questions. Hundreds were at the Tugaloo Center for the Performing Arts at Stephens County High School Monday for the first of two public hearings on the proposed closing of Eastanollee Elementary. Many of...

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Shirley Calls For Traffic Light At Site of Sunday Wreck

March 31, 2015

Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley is renewing the call for a traffic light at the intersection where a serious accident took place over the weekend. Numerous people were injured, including some seriously, after a truck collided with a van from Martin Baptist Church Sunday around noon at the intersection of the Toccoa By-pass and...

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