Stephens Co. Approves Budget Increase for Public Defender’s Office

September 11, 2014

Stephens County will pay more in its Fiscal Year 2015 budget for the public defender’s office. Tuesday, the Stephens County Commission approved a Fiscal Year 2015 budget amendment of $3,023 for indigent defense. Stephens County splits costs for the public defender’s office with the other two counties in the Mountain Judicial Circuit, Habersham County...

Read more »

SCSO Announces Drug Arrests

September 11, 2014

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office says two people have been arrested on felony and misdemeanor drug charges over the last several days. First, Sheriff Randy Shirley said that on September 3, 58-year-old Phillip Wayne Curbow of Thrasher Drive in Toccoa sold a quantity of methamphetamine during an undercover operation involving the Mountain Judicial Circuit...

Read more »

Stephens Co. BOE Expected To Vote on Budget Today

September 11, 2014

The Stephens County Board of Education is expected to vote on its Fiscal Year 2015 budget at a work session and called board meeting today. The meeting is scheduled to start at 5:30 p.m. at the school system’s administrative offices on Mize Road. The total proposed FY15 budget for the school system shows nearly...

Read more »

Motorcycle Chase Takes Authorities Through Three Counties Tuesday

September 11, 2014

A motorcyclist reportedly faces charges after a motorcycle pursuit through Stephens, Franklin, and Habersham counties Tuesday afternoon. According to the Georgia State Patrol, Franklin County was in pursuit of a motorcycle and requested the assistance of the Georgia State Patrol. The GSP said the motorcycle was driving recklessly and with no regard for the...

Read more »

Habersham Grand Jury To Look at May Drug Raid That Injured Child

September 11, 2014

Mountain Judicial Circuit District Attorney Brian Rickman said this week he will have a Habersham County grand jury look at the case of a child injured in a Habersham County drug raid earlier this year. The child, who was 19 months old at the time, was injured when authorities in Habersham County threw a...

Read more »

Algae Bloom Cause of Issues With Drinking Water From Lake Hartwell

September 11, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Most people in Franklin and Hart counties get their drinking water from Lake Hartwell, yet some are complaining about the smell and the taste. At the Lavonia City Council meeting last week, some customers asked when the taste and smell would improve. Lavonia City Manager Gary Fesperman said...

Read more »

You Are Here:

WNEG

NE Georgia Weather

Calendar

  • September 15, 2014The Currahee Thunder Equestrian Drill Team of Stephens County High School
  • October 16, 2014Hardman Farm Fall Guided Tours
  • October 31, 2014 5:00 pmFall Festival & Trunk of Treats
  • October 31, 2014 6:30 pmHarvest Night
AEC v1.0.4