NGTC Opens Cross Country Season

September 18, 2014

North Georgia Technical College opens its cross country season. Runners from North Georgia Technical College took first place in both the women’s and men’s opening race on the Clarkesville Campus Ben Purcell Cross Country Trail on Friday, September 5. Colleges competing included Toccoa Falls College, University of Auburn at Montgomery, and host North Georgia...

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Highway Named for Late Trooper

September 17, 2014
Highway Named for Late Trooper

Georgia honors a fallen trooper from Stephens County by naming a portion of a state highway after him. Tuesday, officials gathered to officially dedicate a stretch of State Route 184 from the Jeanette Jamieson Intersection to 184′s intersection with Dick’s Hill Parkway as the Georgia State Patrol Trooper Edward “Eddie” Clifton Taylor, Badge #696,...

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Stephens Co. BOE Denies Solar Panel Lease Agreement

September 17, 2014

The Stephens County Board of Education turns down a proposed solar panel project on school system property. Tuesday, the Board of Education voted 4 to 3 to deny a final lease agreement with United Renewable Energy of Alpharetta for the company to put solar panels on a piece of land near Stephens County High...

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Franklin Co. Jail Escapees Back in Custody

September 17, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Two escapees from the Franklin County Detention Center are now back behind bars. The men escaped about 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday. According to Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas, law enforcement from several jurisdictions joined in the search, including the Lavonia Police Department, as well as canine units from...

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Man Charged in Stephens Co. Recaptured After Escaping S. Ga. Prison

September 17, 2014

A man charged in Stephens County is back in custody after escaping from a south Georgia prison this week The LaGrange Daily News reports that Lester E. Sullens was captured by law enforcement officials in Troup County Monday evening. According to the LaGrange Daily News, Sullens had escaped from a prison in south Georgia...

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GDOT Names New District Engineer

September 17, 2014
GDOT Names New District Engineer

The Georgia Department of Transportation names a Cumming man as the new District Engineer for the 21 counties in northeast Georgia that makeup District One of the DOT. Georgia DOT Commissioner Keith Golden recently announced the appointment of Brent Cook to that position. Cook replaces Bayne Smith, who now serves as Georgia DOT’s Director...

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