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Grand Jury Issues Indictments

September 13, 2013

A Stephens County grand jury hands down a number of indictments. The indictments came down last week. Among those indicted was Christopher Eugene Hatcher of Toccoa. Hatcher was indicted on one count of cruelty to children in the first degree, four counts of fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer, one count of...

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Toccoa Hears Internet Company Lease Proposal

September 13, 2013

The city of Toccoa will wait to hear back from Gunby Communications about the city commission’s counterproposal to an original offer from the company. The company wanted to barter space on the city’s Meadowbrook Water Tank in order to build out its wireless Internet network. Gunby Communications General Manager John Smith said their goal...

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Stephens Co. Marks 9/11

September 12, 2013

On the anniversary of September 11th, Stephens County gathers to thank local first responders. The Pointe Church in Toccoa hosted an event Wednesday evening to both thank local police, sheriff’s deputies, firefighters, EMS, and other law enforcement and emergency personnel and remember those who lost their lives on September 11th, 2001. The Pointe’s Pastor,...

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Stephens Co. Kicks Off United Way Campaign

September 12, 2013

Stephens County kicks off its 2013 United Way campaign. The annual United Way Campaign Kick-off took place Tuesday at the Gate Cottage on the campus of Toccoa Falls College. The kick-off gives the United Way an opportunity to show how the money that will be raised helps in the local community. Local United Way...

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Wilbros Hearing Set for Today

September 12, 2013

The next hearing in the civil suit filed by Stephens County and others against Wilbros is scheduled to get underway today. The hearing before Judge Robert Adamson in Stephens County Superior Court is set to get underway at 10 a.m. today. If a second day is needed for the hearing, that would be Friday....

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Toccoa Man Arrested on Methamphetamine Charges

September 12, 2013

A 32-year-old Toccoa man faces multiple charges after Georgia State Patrol troopers stopped him on Sunday night. According to the GSP, 32-year-old Anthony Nalley was arrested while troopers had a road stop set up at the intersection of Highpoint and Davis Avenues in Toccoa. Authorities state that at about 9:15 p.m., Nalley failed to...

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Toccoa Talking With Industry About Hooking Onto Sewer System

September 12, 2013

The Toccoa City Commission continues to negotiate with an area industry about bringing it on to the city’s sewer system. Sage Automotive Interiors on Highway 17 is reportedly interested in hooking on to the city’s sewer system, which is currently located about 1/2 mile away from Sage. At the present time, Sage operates its...

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One Arrested on Marijuana Charges

September 11, 2013

One person faces charges after a fly-over operation in Stephens County last week. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that last Thursday, the Mountain Judicial Circuit NCIS Team, working in conjunction with his office, the Governor’s Task Force, the National Guard Counterdrug Task Force, and the Georgia State Patrol, performed helicopter flyovers throughout Stephens...

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Hospital Authority Nominations Made By Stephens Co. Commission

September 11, 2013

Six people are up for nomination for two seats on the Stephens County Hospital Authority. Tuesday, the Stephens County Commission unanimously approved the nominations. The seats up for re-election to the Hospital Authority this year are those of Stan Roberts and Max Brock. They are both nominated for another term on the Hospital Authority. ...

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Stephens County to Maintain Mack Watkins Road

September 11, 2013

Following a request from residents on the road, Stephens County agrees to maintain a road that it apparently had maintained previously before it was declared a private drive. At the August 13 Stephens County Commission meeting, a resident of Mack Watkins Road appeared before county commissioners and wanted to know why the county was...

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