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Watch Out for Black Ice This Morning, Officials Say

February 14, 2014

The main concern on the roads in Stephens County and northeast Georgia this morning is black ice. The Georgia Department of Transportation said that refreezing has occurred in areas overnight, which means black ice in spots. The DOT said bridges are most likely to suffer from black ice. Black ice this morning is also...

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Important Tax Deadline Today in Stephens Co.

February 14, 2014

Stephens County Tax Commissioner Dene Hicks said this week anyone who has not paid their 2013 property taxes in full needs to do so by the end of the day today or face penalties. Hicks said that after the close of business today, 2013 property taxes will be more than 90 days late. She said...

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Region 8-AAAA Basketball Tourney Resuming Saturday

February 14, 2014

Region 8-AAAA has pushed back continuation of its basketball tournament until Saturday. After first scheduling games for today, the region has now announced that the tournament will resume Saturday at Lanier High School. Saturday, Lanier will host all four boys’ quarterfinal games beginning at 1 p.m. The Stephens County Indian boys are scheduled to...

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Crescent Service To Resume Today

February 14, 2014

Amtrak has said it will resume Crescent service between New York and New Orleans today. That announcement was made in a press release Thursday evening. The Crescent had been cancelled the last two days because of the winter weather in the Southeast and along the East Coast. The Amtrak website does still list this morning’s...

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Most Power Outages in Stephens Co. Restored

February 13, 2014

Most of the Georgia Power outages have been restored in Stephens County as of 2:15 p.m. Only a couple of small scattered outages remain, affecting less than five people each.  

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Roads Still Tricky, Traffic Signal at Hwy. 365 and Hwy. 106 Malfunctioning

February 13, 2014

Roads remain treacherous as a winter storm moves out. Stephens County E-911 reports this morning that roads throughout the county are once again snow covered after more snow fell overnight. Also, under that snow is ice and slush making travel difficult. Officials are urging people to stay off the roads unless it is an...

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Local Crews Still Out Working Through End of Storm

February 13, 2014

Toccoa and Stephens County crews are also continuing to work as the storm moves out. City Manager Billy Morse said that the city’s crews will be out this morning once again working to clear the city’s roads. “We do the major roads and collector roads, the hills and bridges, the emergency roads,” said Morse. ...

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Treacherous Roads Expected Tonight As Storm Continues

February 12, 2014

Things have gone relatively well so far today in Stephens County. That’s the word from Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley. Shirley says, however, that conditions will likely deteriorate tonight as precipitation continues and temperatures drop. He urges people to stay home this evening. Meanwhile in the city of Toccoa, City Manager Billy Morse says...

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Winter Storm Warning Continues

February 12, 2014

A winter storm warning remains in effect for Stephens County as the winter weather picks up. National Weather Service Meteorologist Doug Outlaw said that the weather will only get worse as the day goes on. “Snow is going to increase in intensity through the morning and into the afternoon,” said Outlaw. Outlaw said some...

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Stay off Roads, Officials Say

February 12, 2014

The city of Toccoa and StephensCounty are preparing for today’s second round of winter weather.   Both Stephens County Public Works Director Tim Mitchem and Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse say that the city and county made it through the day Tuesday well as snow fell throughout much of the day.   Mitchem said...

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