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NGTC Students Participate at National SkillsUSA Event

July 10, 2015

A number of area students at North Georgia Technical College are back after competing in a national competition. Nine North Georgia Tech students recently traveled to Louisville, Kentucky, for the 51st annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skill Conference. NGTC’s Brad Budd of Hephzibah garnered a Silver medal in Photography and Michelle Brewer of Clayton...

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Ride Strong Event Leaves This Morning

July 10, 2015

More than a dozen cyclists will leave Toccoa today and head to Vidalia. It is the first “Ride-Strong” event. The riders are going to Vidalia from Toccoa to raise funds and awareness for the Paul Anderson Park and the Paul Anderson Youth Home. Organizers said the ride honors the legacy of Paul Anderson, who...

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Stephens Co. Eliminates Magistrate Court Clerk Positions; Clerk of Court’s Office Takes Over Work

July 9, 2015

Stephens County officials are announcing a change in operations regarding the county’s Magistrate Court. According to County Administrator Phyllis Ayers, the county has chosen to assign the clerks’ work for the Magistrate Court to the Stephens County Clerk of Court’s Office, rather than have separate Magistrate Court clerks. Ayers said that move affects two...

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21 Dogs Seized From Home; Identity of Owner Released

July 9, 2015
21 Dogs Seized From Home; Identity of Owner Released

Authorities have released the identity of a woman charged with animal cruelty after authorities searched her Stephens County home Tuesday. According to Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley, 53-year-old Zina Cobb of Toccoa was arrested on Tuesday. Shirley said it all started with an anonymous tip to authorities. “An anonymous tip came into 911 that...

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Alleged ID Theft Leads to Two Arrests

July 9, 2015

A months-long, multi-agency investigation results in two arrests. According to Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley, the investigation began back in April with a report from someone that their identity had been stolen. Shirley said the victim discovered his identity was stolen when he went to purchase a new vehicle. “As a result of what...

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Two Charged in Series of Thefts

July 9, 2015

Authorities have one person in custody and are looking for a second in connection to a series of thefts and burglaries from a Stephens County residence. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that deputies from his office began investigating a series of thefts and burglaries from a vacant residence on U.S. Highway 123 back...

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Convicted NE Ga. Sex Offender Arrested in Va. After AMBER Alert

July 9, 2015

A man convicted of child molestation charges in northeast Georgia is back in custody in Virginia after being on the run with a teenage girl over the past week. WCYB-TV in Bristol, VA reports that 41-year-old Benjamin Shook was found with 14-year-old Hayleigh Wilson in Smyth County, Virginia on Tuesday. An amber alert had...

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Little League Update

July 9, 2015

An improbable comeback puts the Toccoa Junior League All-Star baseball team into the championship round. Wednesday in Demorest, Toccoa trailed Habersham 11-2 heading into the bottom of the seventh inning and was three outs from elimination. However, Toccoa scored nine runs in the bottom of the seventh inning, including three runs with two outs,...

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Accident Wednesday at By-pass and Cawthon Rd.

July 9, 2015

An accident in Stephens County Wednesday results in at least one injury. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that the accident occurred at the intersection of the Toccoa By-pass and Cawthon Road. Shirley said that a woman was driving a vehicle that collided with a wrecker. The sheriff said the woman was trapped inside the...

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Toccoa Veterans Service Office Re-opening, Says State

July 8, 2015

The Toccoa office of the Georgia Department of Veterans Service is back to its normal operations. Officials with the state’s Veterans Service Office announced this week that service to all of its satellite locations is resuming. That took effect on Monday and includes the Toccoa satellite office. Georgia Department of Veterans Service Spokesman Jon...

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