Shirley Wins Republican Primary in Sheriff’s Race

Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley wins the Republican primary election outright and avoids a run-off. Shirley received 3197 votes, or 66.08 percent, in Tuesday’s primary.  He said that he appreciates the support of his family and friends and adds he is delighted with the outcome. “I just want to reassure the citizens of Stephens County that I appreciate the honor […]

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Rabun Authorities Search for Missing Man

Rabun County authorities are searching for a man who’s believed missing in the mountains surrounding Clayton. 56-year old Richard Arnold Masters hasn’t been seen by his family since July 19th. Investigators in the Rabun County Sheriff’s office have found Master’s vehicle at the end of Kelsey Mountain Road in the Bartram Trail area, but there’s been no sign of him. […]

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Full Election Results for Local Races Now On Secretary of State’s Web Site

Beginning with this election, the Secretary of State is now posting all local, state, and federal races for all 159 counties in Georgia. To see the complete list of races and election results on the Franklin County ballot, go to: http://results.enr.clarityelections.com/GA/Franklin/40438/94429/en/summary.html#. To see the complete list of races and election results on the Hart County ballot, go to: http://results.enr.clarityelections.com/GA/Hart/40452/94279/en/summary.html#.  

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Strickland Wins Franklin BOC District 2, Franklin BOC District 1

Royston businessman David Strickland wins the Board of Commission District 2 seat Tuesday getting 51.62% of the vote over his two opponents. Strickland beat out former County commissioner Marie Whitworth-Perry and local businessman Paul Withers for the post. Whitworth-Perry received 34.90% of the vote, Withers received 13.48%. In the District 1, Republican Primary, Robert Franklin easily won out over challenger […]

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Run-offs in Both Franklin County Non-Partisan Races

The two non-partisan races in Franklin County were hotly contested this election. In the race for Franklin County Probate Judge, a surprise run-off between Franklin County Chief Deputy Ken Eavenson and Franklin County Middle School teacher Jay Baskins. Eavenson, the perceived favorite in this race received 45.76% of the vote to Baskin’s 26.61%. Eavenson said he’s not surprised by the […]

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