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Spill Cleaned Up Thursday on Hwy. 145 in Toccoa

February 21, 2014

Highway 145 is back to normal in the area of Rose   Lane after a spill Thursday night. Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell said that police were called to the intersection of Highway 145 and Rose Lane just after 7:15 p.m. Thursday. Jarrell said a truck spilled a load of what appeared to be...

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Jury Finds For Rev. Ayers’ Widow in Federal Civil Suit

February 21, 2014

A jury has found in favor of the widow of the Lavonia pastor shot and killed in Toccoa back in 2009 in her federal civil suit. Thursday afternoon, a jury issued a verdict for Abigail Ayers in her wrongful death lawsuit against former Mountain Judicial Circuit N.C.I.S. Drug Team Agent Billy Shane Harrison and...

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Stephens Co. Charities Receive Donations from Southern Living Home Proceeds

February 21, 2014
Stephens Co. Charities Receive Donations from Southern Living Home Proceeds

Two local charities receive donations from proceeds brought in by the Southern Living Home at the Currahee Club. Thursday, the Currahee Club and Dillard Jones Builders presented $10,000 checks to the Stephens County Neighbors4Neighbors program and the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia for its Food 2 Kids program. The money was raised through admission...

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Work Underway on Stephens Co. Solar Project

February 21, 2014

Work is underway on a solar panel farm project in Stephens County. United Renewable Energy and SunEdison said they have started construction on a 700 kilowatt power plant in the county. The solar panels are going up on land owned by the Stephens County Development Authority off of Wolf Pit and Turner roads. It is...

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Ga. State Basketball Tournaments Starting This Weekend

February 21, 2014

Play gets underway this weekend in state basketball tournaments. At the AAAA level, the Stephens County Lady Indians will be on the road tonight. As the third seed out of Region 8-AAAA, the Lady Indians will travel to Decatur to visit Columbia High School, the second-seeded team out of Region 6-AAAA. Tip-off is set...

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Ga. School Systems Getting Flexibility on Making Up Lost Days

February 21, 2014

School districts in Georgia will get flexibility to decide whether or not to make up school days from when they were closed due to inclement weather in recent weeks. The State Board of Education passed the resolution Thursday. Under the resolution, local school boards are now authorized to depart from the strict interpretation of...

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Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting for Wound Care Center

February 21, 2014
Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting for Wound Care Center

The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday for Stephens County Hospital’s new Wound Care Center on Falls Road in Toccoa. Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell said the wound care center will specialize in treating chronic wounds that some patients have. He said such chronic wounds can result from a number...

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Closing Statements Held in Ayers Civil Trial

February 20, 2014

The civil trial over the 2009 shooting death of Lavonia pastor the Rev. Jonathan Ayers in Toccoa is now in the hands of a jury. Closing statements took place Wednesday in front of a packed courtroom in U.S. District Court in Gainesville. During their closing, attorneys for the Rev. Ayers’ widow, Abigail Ayers, called...

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Challenger Announces Run Against Gasaway

February 20, 2014

A Habersham County man will challenge incumbent Dan Gasaway for the 28th District seat in the State House representing Stephens County. Stacy Hall made his candidacy official at a campaign kick-off event in StephensCounty on Tuesday. Hall is currently the Athletics Director at Truett-McConnell College.  He has also worked in sports marketing for a...

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FDIC Suing Eight Former Habersham Bank Officials

February 20, 2014

The FDIC is suing former leaders of a one-time area bank. In a suit filed February 14 in U.S. District Court in Atlanta, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation filed a civil lawsuit against eight former executives and officers at Habersham Bank. Those eight former bank officers are David D. Stovall, Edward D. Ariail, Bonnie...

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