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Animal Shelter Still Crowded

October 8, 2014

The Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter continues to deal with overcrowding at its facility. Shelter Director Jeff Roberts updated the shelter board on that during its monthly meeting on Monday. Roberts said that the shelter has continued to see a significant increase in the number of animals coming into the shelter this year. He said...

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GSP Releases More Info on Monday Accident

October 8, 2014

More information is available on Monday’s fatal accident in Stephens County. 31-year-old Casey Neal Smith of Toccoa died as a result of the accident that occurred at about 2:15 p.m. Monday on Georgia Highway 106 in the area of Old Mize Road in Stephens County. The Georgia State Patrol said Smith was driving a...

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Feds To Investigate Habersham Drug Raid

October 8, 2014

Federal authorities say they are now going to investigate the Habersham County drug raid that injured a young child. U.S. Northern District Attorney Sally Quillian Yates said that federal authorities have been participating in the investigation of this incident and now that a state grand jury has declined to return an indictment, her office...

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Grand Jury Calling In State Auditors on School System Finances

October 8, 2014

The Stephens County grand jury is scheduled to continue its inquiry into the Stephens County school system’s financial situation later this month. Court officials said that the grand jury has scheduled a meeting with state auditors for October 29. The grand jury is scheduled to meet with State Auditor Greg Griffin and Education Audit...

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One Killed in Fatal Monday Wreck in Stephens Co.

October 7, 2014

Authorities have released the name of the person killed in a two-vehicle wreck Monday afternoon in Stephens County. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley identified the person killed in the Monday afternoon wreck as 31-year-old Casey Smith of Toccoa. The accident occurred at about 2:15 p.m. Monday on Georgia Highway 106 near Old Mize road...

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Ga. Supreme Court Expected to Hear Sims Case Today

October 7, 2014

The Georgia Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments today in the case of a Toccoa man seeking a new trial on a 2012 felony murder conviction. The Mountain Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s office is appealing to the state Supreme Court a Superior Court order granting a new trial to Steve A. Sims,...

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No Charges in Habersham Drug Raid

October 7, 2014

A Habersham County grand jury has decided not to charge any of the law enforcement officers involved in a drug raid in Habersham County earlier this year. That’s according to numerous media reports, including one in the Atlanta Journal Constitution. The Habersham County grand jury had spent the last six days hearing evidence and...

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October 15 Tax Deadline Approaching For Those Who Requested Extensions

October 7, 2014

The deadline is approaching for those who requested an extension on their federal income taxes to file those with the Internal Revenue Service. October 15 is the last day for those who requested and received an extension on their federal income taxes to file those with the IRS. Internal Revenue Service Spokesperson Mark Green...

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Fire Safety Festival Saturday in Stephens Co.

October 7, 2014

A local organization will promote fire safety at an event this weekend. People First of Stephens County will hold its annual Fire Safety Festival this Saturday at the Fernside Drive Fire Department in Toccoa. People First of Stephens County is an advocacy group for individuals with disabilities. People First Supporter Jeraldine Hayes said the...

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Work on SR 51 Sinkhole in Hart Co. Delayed

October 7, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Recent weather means the Georgia Department of Transportation is no longer expecting to finish the sinkhole repair project on State Route 51/Reed Creek Highway in Hart County by next week as planned. Georgia DOT crews had hoped to continue building back the road last week, but rain showers...

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