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Two males arrested after high speed chase in Stephens and Habersham County
Both men in the case have now been identified. The driver of the vehicle, Hershel Bjorn Bramble, 28, of McDonough, GA, is facing multiple felony charges including: Attempting to Elude, Aggravated Assault, Reckless Driving and other traffic charges in Stephens County. He also faces a felony Attempting to Elude charge...
Upstate residents spend Memorial Day at Lake Hartwell
ANDERSON COUNTY, S.C. — After a rainy few days in the Upstate, some residents enjoyed the sunshine on Memorial Day outside at Lake Hartwell. Hiedi Perkins and her family have been visiting Darwin Wright Park in Anderson County on Memorial Day for more than 20 years. They spent the day grilling, playing board games and swimming in the lake.
Banks, White counties latest to report officer impersonation scams
The trend of scammers impersonating local law enforcement is continuing in Northeast Georgia with two more agencies reporting the scams this week. The White County Sheriff's Office and the Banks County Sheriff's Office made social media posts Thursday and Friday, respectively, saying they've received reports from citizens of callers claiming to be with their agencies and requesting money. The scammers' methods, however, do differ based on the sheriff's offices' reports.
Soldier from Hull who died in World War I no longer forgotten
A government-issue tombstone stands as a silent sentinel over Pvt. Harry L. Spratlin, a World War I soldier killed in action on Oct. 5, 1918, only weeks before the signing of the armistice that brought an end to the hostilities. When his closest relatives and friends passed away, Spratlin was...
Toccoa Man and Woman Arrested for Trafficking Cocaine
According to the GBI, on May 18, 2023, the Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office arrested and charged a Toccoa man and woman with the following:. Leonardo Gabriel Steeple, age 45, was charged with two counts of Trafficking Cocaine, one count of Felony Possession of Marijuana and two counts of Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon.
Toccoa couple arrested after traffic stop leads to discovery of drugs in home
STEPHENS COUNTY, Ga. - A man and woman from Toccoa in Stephens County, 45-year-old Leonardo Gabriel Steeple and 38-year-old Aija Monique Wilson, are facing multiple charges related to drug trafficking and illegal possession of narcotics. The incident unfolded when the Jackson County Sheriff's Office conducted a routine traffic stop near...
Hart County sheriff hopes $10,000 reward will help find clues to man's killer
Delphonso Heard worked his job in Anderson, S.C., got a ride back to the Walmart store in Hartwell, then during the dark night hours as he was walking home someone fatally shot him. As his body lie on Georgia Highway 172 during the predawn hours, two vehicles ran over him.
Meet the Valedictorian and Salutatorian for the Banks County High School Class of 2023
Banks County Schools recently recognized the top academic performers of Banks County High School’s Class of 2023. The students were honored at a special breakfast ceremony, where Valedictorian Troy Loggins, Salutatorian Nayyan Diaz, and First Honorarian/STAR Student Abigail Irvin were celebrated for their outstanding achievements. The event was highlighted by presentations from Dr. Ann Hopkins and Principal Mike Brown.
School shooter asks for mercy from life sentence; teacher, principal want him to stay in prison
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A school shooter serving a life sentence without parole for killing a first grader on a South Carolina playground when he was 14 is asking a judge to lessen his sentence so he can eventually get out of prison. Jesse Osborne’s lawyer asked Judge Lawton...
Bowersville to de-annex 600 acres
More than a dozen residents of Bowersville, including two town council members and the mayor of Bowersville, filed petitions to annex out of town limits. This came during a regular meeting held on May 18 at the Bowersville Community Center. Fourteen petitions were given a first read before the council and the public.
Judge denies bond for man accused of killing beloved Hardee’s customer
Xavier Clark made no comment to the judge during his hearing Monday, only that he said he understood the charges against him.
National collegiate bass fishing tournament begins on Lake Hartwell
LAKE HARTWELL, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - Approximately 400 of the top collegiate anglers from across the country are descending on Lake Hartwell on Thursday. Boats will take off from Green Pond Landing at 6 a.m. for the two-day BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship tournament. National champions and School of the Year will be crowned after after Friday’s weigh-in.
DII Emmanuel College (GA) Adds Winter Juniors Qualifier Nathan Medley for 2023-24
Nathan Medley, a Winter Juniors qualifier from Georgia, will remain in-state to continue his academic and athletic careers at Emmanuel College. Current photo via Nathan Medley. Fitter and Faster Swim Camps is the proud sponsor of SwimSwam’s College Recruiting Channel and all commitment news. For many, swimming in college is a lifelong dream that is pursued with dedication and determination. Fitter and Faster is proud to honor these athletes and those who supported them on their journey.
No ruling made on possible sentence reduction for convicted school shooter
Convicted Townville Elementary School Shooter Jeffrey Osborne was in court Monday afternoon. Osborne’s who now 21, was convicted at the age of 15, of fatally shooting 6 year old Jacob Hall and his father in 2016.
As SC school shooter seeks mercy, teacher, principal want him in prison for life
A school shooter serving a life sentence without parole for killing a first grader on a South Carolina playground when he was 14 is asking a judge to lessen his sentence so he can eventually get out of prison.
Parent of child shot in 2016 Townville Elementary shooting speaks at hearing
2024 Republican Race - Interview with Fletcher Smith & David Thomas. Fletcher Smith & David Thomas discuss Tim Scott declaring himself as a candidate for the 2024 presidency, and how other declared candidates are doing in the bid for the White House on the republican side. In Depth: Anderson Co....
it's Memorial Day Weekend!!
First of all, Thank you to all of the Military families that have lost a loved one. If you get a moment, there are 69 crosses displayed on the lawn of the Hart County Courthouse that represent a Hart County Citizen that gave their lives for the freedoms that we have today. Take a moment to walk by them and give thanks and teach your children what this means.
Memorial Day ceremony set for Monday
CARNESVILLE – The annual Memorial Day Ceremony will be held May 29 at 9 a.m. at the Memorial Plaza at the Franklin County Courthouse. The annual event includes the reading of the names of local heroes who have died in our countries wars and public safety workers who have died in the line of duty. The National Anthem and Taps will also be performed. The event is organized each year by Dusty Morgan. His father, Bink Morgan, organized the ceremony until his death in 2012.
State Department Of Public Health Reports Drop In COVID-19 Cases In Northeast Health District For Second Week
The Georgia Department of Public Health reported that the Northeast Health District added 42 new cases of COVID-19 in the week ending on May 24, based on the Department’s electronic tracking system. The number of cases added a week earlier had been 65. The number of cases added on...
Should convicted school shooter get a reduction in life sentence?
Jesse Osborne, who pled guilty to murder and attempted murder charges stemming from an Upstate school shooting in 2016, is set to be back in court.
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