Former Habersham 9th Grade Academy Teacher Remains Held on Bond

Former 9th grade academy teacher Leslie Terrell still remains behind bars as of this morning, despite the modest $71,000 bond that was set in Magistrate court Monday morning. The 34 year old Clarkesville woman was arrested Friday afternoon on six felony charges and four misdemeanors related to recently discovered alleged sexual activity with a ninth grader at the same school.

Habersham sheriff's office chief investigator Murray Kogod acknowledges that because the statutory rape and child molestation charges are not of an aggravated nature, Chief Magistrate Gerald Johnson had almost no choice but to set a bond allowing for her release. But as of now, nobody has come forward to bail her out. The state argued that the bond should include significant restrictions.


Don Strength is the GEMA manager for the Clarkesville mega vaccination site and he is saying that he doesn’t want to waste a single dose. 


The fairgrounds site is using the Pfizer vaccine which has a six hour life and each vial contains six shots. Therefore, there is the potential to squander a dose. So that’s why the gates are staying open even later now that everyone over 16 is eligible.


And reminiscent of last week’s mock emergency drill at Piedmont college, Truett McConnell in Cleveland will hold its version today from 1 to 3. Emergency personnel and medical staff will simulate an emergency on the front lawn of the college off highway 115.