Stephens Co. School System is State’s 30th Charter System

June 13, 2014

The Stephens County School System will become Georgia’s 30th Charter School System. In a statement released Thursday, Georgia Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle congratulated the Stephens County School System on its successful charter school system application to the state. Stephens County School System officials made their presentation recently to the State Board of Education seeking...

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Franklin Co. Poultry Farmer Killed in Apparent Farming Accident

June 13, 2014

A Franklin County poultry farmer is dead after an apparent farming accident. The Franklin County Citizen-Leader reported Thursday that 47-year-old Andrew Lalumia of North Canal Bridge Road in Eastanollee died of injuries apparently sustained in an accident with a hay baler on Tuesday. North Canal Bridge Road is located just over the Stephens-Franklin County...

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Cause of Clarkesville Fire Ruled Undetermined

June 13, 2014

State fire investigators rule the cause of the downtown Clarkesville fire back in March to be undetermined. Investigators released the final report into the March 5 blaze on Thursday. Clarkesville Fire Chief Jerry Palmer said he thanks the State Fire Marshal’s Office, especially Investigator Brian Smith, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms,...

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Stephens Co. Jury Duty Announcement

June 13, 2014

Stephens County Clerk of Court Tim Quick said jurors in Stephens County who received a summons to report on Monday, June 16 need to report. Quick said jurors should report as scheduled on Monday at 8:45 a.m.

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Man Says Dogs Wrongfully Adopted Out By Shelter

June 12, 2014

A man whose friends took his dogs to the Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter while he was out of town wants them back after they have been adopted to new homes. Thomas Powell spoke before Stephens County Commissioners and the Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter board on Tuesday. Powell says he recently was arrested for driving...

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Lavonia Police Capture Alabama Prison Escapee

June 12, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Lavonia Police have captured a prison escapee from Alabama. It happened Wednesday afternoon, according to Lavonia Police Chief Bruce Carlisle. Alabama authorities say 45-year old Stephen Lamar Vaughn escaped from the Decatur Work Release in Morgan County, Alabama at approximately 7:00PM Tuesday. Carlisle said his office received word...

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