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Stephens Co. Planning Commission Holds First Meeting

May 7, 2014

The Stephens County Planning Commission holds its first meeting. The new board met for its first official meeting Tuesday night at the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. In its first order of business, the Planning Commission selected a chair and vice-chair. By a unanimous vote of the board, Mark Smith was elected...

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Sinkhole Develops on SR 51 in Hart Co.

May 7, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A giant sinkhole has closed part of State Route 51 in Hart County. The 20-foot-deep sinkhole opened up Tuesday at 10:45 a.m. and takes up almost the entire northbound lane of State Route 51, about 6 miles north of Hartwell in Hart County. Lake Hartwell is on both...

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Animal Shelter Director Proposes Funding Figure for FY 2015

May 6, 2014

Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter Director Jeff Roberts said he will ask the city of Toccoa and Stephens County for a total of about $452,000 for the next fiscal year. Roberts presented that proposed figure to the Humane Shelter Board at its meeting Monday at Toccoa City Hall. Roberts’ proposed figure would call for the...

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Suspect Caught After Fleeing Traffic Stop, Striking Deputies

May 6, 2014

Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said a suspect is in custody after a deputy was injured and taken to the hospital after stopping a vehicle during a safety check Monday afternoon. The incident occurred in the area of the intersection of Defoor and Pinetree Roads. Shirley said a deputy was taken to Stephens County...

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Ga. Supreme Court to Hear Stephens Co. Murder Conviction Appeal Today

May 6, 2014

The Georgia Supreme Court is expected to hear oral arguments today in the appeal of a man convicted of murder in Stephens County in 2012. Attorneys for both Anthony C. Merritt and the state of Georgia are expected to make their oral arguments before the state’s highest court this afternoon. In April 2012, a...

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Help Stamp Out Hunger Saturday in Stephens Co.

May 6, 2014

Local postal carriers are doing their part this weekend to help fight hunger in the area. The annual “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive is this Saturday. Toccoa Letter Carrier Michael Waddell said all of the carriers in Toccoa, Eastanollee, and Martin will be collecting food this Saturday to benefit the community. “All the letter...

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Stephens Co. Special Olympic Spring Games Set For Friday

May 6, 2014

Stephens County’s Special Olympic athletes will take to the track later this week for their annual Spring Games. The 2014 Stephens County Special Olympic Spring Games are Friday at the Stephens County High School track in Toccoa. Stephens County Special Olympics Public Relations and Fundraising Chair Letty Beatty said everything will start at 9...

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Another Phone Scam Reported In Area

May 6, 2014

Even with tax season complete, telephone tax scams are apparently continuing. AM 630 WNEG has received a report that an area resident received a phone call on Friday from someone speaking with what was described as a “heavy accent” claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service. According to the report, the caller tried...

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Martin Heading on Rehab Assignment

May 6, 2014

Ethan Martin is headed to Florida for a rehab assignment. The Clearwater Threshers announced via Twitter over the weekend that Martin would join the team on a rehab assignment. Clearwater is a Class-A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies. The Toccoa native has been on the disabled list since March due to right shoulder inflammation....

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NGTC Clarkesville Campus To Test Siren Today

May 5, 2014

North Georgia Technical College said it will start testing the siren/alert on its Clarkesville campus on a regular monthly schedule beginning later today. The test will take place today at noon and school officials say the siren will sound for 10 to 15 seconds. According to North Georgia Tech, if it is an actual...

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