Franklin Co. Grand Jury Issues Murder Indictment

By Charles Robertson, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A Franklin County man is indicted on murder charges after allegedly giving prescription narcotics to a Royston woman who later died. Last week, the Franklin County Grand Jury returned a true bill of indictment against David Allen Bragg on one count of felony murder and two counts of violating the Georgia Controlled Substances Act. […]

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Franklin Co. Approves Poultry House Ordinance Changes

By Charles Robertson, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Changes to the Franklin County Poultry House Ordinance are now in effect. In Tuesday’s work session of the Franklin County Commissioners, a second reading of the new revisions to the county’s ordinance on poultry houses was given by Interim Director of Planning John Phillips. Phillips said that under the new ordinance, poultry houses in […]

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Accident Sends One To Hospital

One person is injured in an accident in Stephens County Wednesday. It occurred Wednesday afternoon on Highway 328 in Stephens County. According to Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley, a man went off the soft shoulder of Highway 328 and was ejected in the air about 50 feet before impacting the ground. Shirley said the man was airlifted to Northeast Georgia […]

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Lake Harbor Shores Road Request Denied

Stephens County Commissioners again turn down a request to take in three roads in the Lake Harbor Shores subdivision in an effort by residents on that road to get access to city water. On Tuesday, commissioners again considered a request that the county add Tomahawk Trail, Apache Trail, and Navahoe Trail to the county road maintenance system so that city […]

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Orphan County TV Survey Results Released

Results are in from a survey of residents in Stephens, Franklin, Hart, and Elbert counties regarding how they feel about switching to Atlanta local TV stations instead of South Carolina stations. Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers released the results of that survey at Tuesday’s Stephens County Commission meeting. Stephens and surrounding counties are continuing to work to try to get […]

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Senior Center Honors Volunteers

The Stephens County Senior Center takes time to honor its volunteers. A volunteer recognition luncheon was held on Wednesday for those who donate their time to the Senior Center each year. Stephens County Senior Center Director Lisa Thomas said that the agency could not do all it does without the help of these people and organizations. “We could not do […]

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Collins Introduces Bill Intended to Stop Job Outsourcing

9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins is re-introducing a bill that he said is meant to stop the outsourcing of American jobs. Collins said this legislation would stop employers from abusing temporary visas given to them by the H-1B program. According to Collins, the H-1B program allows American businesses to hire foreign professionals if American workers can’t fill the jobs. […]

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