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All Clear After Fire Crews Respond to Local Industry

March 13, 2014
All Clear After Fire Crews Respond to Local Industry

Everything is back to normal after fire crews responded to a Stephens County industry this morning. Crews from Toccoa’s Station 10 and 11 responded to Team Metal Finishing on the Clary Connector between 8 and 8:30 a.m. this morning. They were assisted by crews from Carnes Creek and Eastanollee. Toccoa Fire Chief Tommy Ayers...

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SCSO Arrests Two After Searching Long Circle Residence

March 13, 2014

Two people face drug charges after Stephens County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a Toccoa residence last weekend. This week, Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said his office has arrested 18-year-old Whitleigh Sharee Swinton of Toccoa and taken warrants against 27-year-old Jamal Marcus Brown of Toccoa in connection to the incident. Swinton is charged...

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Investigation Into Clarkesville Square Fire Ongoing

March 13, 2014

Investigators have still not figured out what caused last week’s major fire on the Square in downtown Clarkesville. The fire took place during the overnight hours of Wednesday into Thursday last week, causing heavy damage to a number of buildings. State investigators were on the scene last week collecting samples to send off for...

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Toccoa PD Arrests Two After Traffic Stop

March 13, 2014

Two Franklin County men face drug charges in Stephens County after a traffic stop last week. Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell said that Officer Erick Carter stopped a 1997 Honda Accord on Currahee Street near its intersection with Big A Road last Friday evening. Jarrell said the traffic stop resulted in the arrest of...

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Moore Says He Wants Be Advocate for Children and Educators on Stephens Co. School Board

March 13, 2014

The candidate for the District Two, Post One seat on the Stephens County Board of Education said he wants to serve the community as an advocate for the children and educators of the county. Rodney Moore, Jr. qualified as a Republican and the only candidate to run for the school board’s District Two, Post...

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Local Company’s Supervisors Recognized

March 13, 2014
Local Company’s Supervisors Recognized

Employees of a local construction management company receive recognition in their field. Toccoa’s Bowen and Watson recently had five of its supervisors receive the prestigious Ron Amerson Supervisors’ Safety Award from the statewide chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America, Inc. They were Neal Williams, James Griffin, Henry Holland, Jose Gonzales, and James...

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City of Hartwell To Take Over Hart State Park Lease from Corps

March 13, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Hartwell City Council will move to take over the lease of Hart State Park from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The council in Hartwell made that decision at a recent meeting. Hartwell City Manager David Aldrich said the first move for the city is to secure...

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Stephens Co. Commission Passes Land Use Ordinance

March 12, 2014

Land use is coming to Stephens County. County commissioners approved the land use ordinance by a vote of 4-1 during their meeting Tuesday morning. Stephens County Commission Chairman Dean Scarborough said that while the ordinance may not be perfect, he feels it is needed. “I could not be more certain that we have the...

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Stephens Co. Forms Planning Commission

March 12, 2014

With a land use ordinance taking effect, Stephens County will also now have a Planning Commission to help deal with that ordinance. Tuesday, Stephens County Commissioners unanimously voted to appoint five people to the Planning Commission. Those people are Mark Wilkinson, Mark Smith, James Addison, Myron McClain, and Joe Moore. Stephens County Administrator Phyllis...

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Hart Edges Stephens In Extra Innings

March 12, 2014

The Stephens County Indian baseball team failed to complete a three-game sweep of rival HartCounty as the Bulldogs picked up a 5-4 win in extra innings on Tuesday night in Hartwell. Kain Hewitt and Chris Wilson engaged in a pitchers’ duel through six innings. Then, Ben Cleveland blasted a three-run home run to dead...

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