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Dorsey Speaks on Being Named Superintendent Finalist

April 1, 2014

For his part, the man named as the sole finalist for the Stephens County School Superintendent’s post said he is excited to receive that designation. Bryan Dorsey spoke with AM 630 News about his selection Monday. Dorsey said he feels this is a great opportunity. “It is certainly an honor to be designated,” said...

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Walnut Grove Blanks Indians in Region Baseball

April 1, 2014

The Stephens County Indian baseball team lost its first Region 8-AAAA game of the season Monday at the Reservation, dropping a 6-0 decision to the Walnut Grove Warriors. Walnut Grove junior right-hander Chandler Hyman limited the Indians to just three hits, all singles, and struck out six, in picking up the win. Meanwhile, Josh...

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Herschel’s Raw Talent Winners Announced

April 1, 2014

The winners are in for last month’s “Herschel’s Raw Talent” competition in Toccoa. Former NFL Star and Heisman Trophy winner Herschel Walker brought his talent competition to the SchaeferCenter back on March 1. The winner is Shauna Fortson of Toccoa. Second place¬†went to Caleb Phillips of Royston, while third place went to Matthew Smith...

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WUGA-TV Stopping Locally Produced Programming July 1

April 1, 2014

The University of Georgia said WUGA-TV will cease local program production effective on July 1. UGA officials said the decision comes after a recently completed review of the university’s public television station and will also result in a reduction of staff at the facility. Starting on July 1, the university said WUGA-TV will carry...

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Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting for Quincy’s of Toccoa

April 1, 2014
Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting for Quincy’s of Toccoa

The community gathers to celebrate the return of a couple to the restaurant business in Stephens County. Last Thursday, the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting to celebrate the return of Reg and Julie Gowan as owners of Quincy’s of Toccoa. Reg Gowan said that Quincy’s remains a steak and buffet...

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Stephens Co. Jailer Arrested

March 31, 2014
Stephens Co. Jailer Arrested

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said Friday a Stephens County jailer is in custody facing Aggravated Child Molestation and other charges. A GBI press release identified the person arrested as 57-year-old Bobby Byargeon of Toccoa. The GBI stated that the Toccoa Police Department requested the agency’s assistance on Thursday with an investigation of Byargeon...

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Authorities Release Picture of Vehicle Wanted In Connection To Flentall Homicide

March 31, 2014

Law enforcement officials in Toccoa say they have more information on a vehicle they are seeking in connection to the death of Montavious Flentall earlier this month. Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell said they now have a picture of the vehicle they are seeking. “The vehicle is believed to be a grey in color...

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DOT To Set Beams on SR 17 Bridge Today

March 31, 2014

The Georgia Department of Transportation says a major project milestone will take place today weather permitting on the Highway 17 construction project. DOT Spokesperson Teri Pope said that crews are scheduled to set the first six pre-stressed concrete bridge beams for the new Highway 17 bridge over Eastanollee Creek today. “The bridge beams are...

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Carnesville Woman Attacked By Pit Bulls

March 31, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A Carnesville man says he wants a dog euthanized after it attacked his wife causing severe injuries. It happened two weeks ago at a home at 10991 SR59 outside of Carnesville. Ed Stanley said he, his wife Mary and their son went to the home to buy firewood,...

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Chamber Issues Counterfeit Bill Warning

March 31, 2014

The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce said it has received reports of counterfeit $20 bills that are being circulated in the Toccoa-Stephens County area. The Chamber reminded anyone who believes they may received a counterfeit note to please either the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office or the Toccoa Police Department.

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