Two FCHS Students Killed, One Injured in Wreck

January 23, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County High School is mourning the loss of two students this week. Wednesday afternoon, two Franklin County High School seniors, identified as 17-year old Timothy Hartman of Canon and 17-year old Maleke Moon of Canon were killed in a car accident. Georgia State Patrol Hartwell Post Commander...

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Building Catches Fire on LaPrade’s Property on Lake Burton

January 23, 2015

By Charles Robertson, WRBN Radio, Clayton Nobody was injured in a fire earlier this week at a well-known spot on Lake Burton. Crews from Stations 3, 10, 11, and 12 in Rabun County fought a blaze at LaPrade’s workshop on Lake Burton for hours Wednesday. Rabun County Fire Chief Daniel Johnson said personnel were quick...

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SCSO Arrests Four For Theft

January 22, 2015

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office makes four arrests in connection to a theft this week at a local textile business. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley says that 61-year-old William Marvin Pruitt of Valley Road in Toccoa and 31-year-old Adam Kyle Drinkwater of Valley Road in Toccoa entered the property of the textile company at...

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Judge Upholds EPD Decision on Wilbros

January 22, 2015

An administrative law judge upholds the Georgia Environmental Protection Division’s administrative order revoking permits issued to the Wilbros facility. Administrative Law Judge Ronit Walker issued that ruling Wednesday. The EPD originally issued an administrative order last January calling on Wilbros to stop receiving waste and begin closure proceedings. In the order, the EPD accused...

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Letters Going Out To Those With Unpaid Property Taxes

January 22, 2015

Taxpayers in Stephens County who have not yet paid their 2014 property taxes are getting a letter in the mail reminding them of the bill they have due. Stephens County Tax Commissioner Dene Hicks said her office sent out about 2,000 letters to property owners who have still not paid their 2014 property taxes,...

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Fire Near Stephens-Habersham Line Suspected to be Arson

January 22, 2015

Investigators said a fire near the Stephens County-Habersham County line that started late Wednesday night is suspected to be arson. The Hollywood and Camp Creek stations of the Habersham County Fire Department responded to a fire on the 500 block of Black Mountain Road just after 11:30 p.m. Wednesday. Habersham fire officials said they...

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