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Wilkinson Co-Hosts Ag Summit

August 9, 2013

50th District State Senator John Wilkinson said a recent summit on agriculture went well. Wilkinson and Elberton-areaState Representative Tom McCall co-hosted the Joint Agriculture Chairman Ag Issues Summit in Perry on Tuesday. According to officials, legislators joined with agriculture community advocates to listen and learn on a variety of topics. They included Georgia Agriculture...

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Ethan Martin Gets First MLB Win

August 9, 2013

Toccoa native Ethan Martin gets his first major league win. He went five innings for the Phillies Thursday afternoon as Philadelphia defeated the Chicago Cubs 12-1. Martin allowed just one run and four hits over his five innings of work, striking out four and walking three. The only run he allowed was a solo...

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Back to School Sales Tax Holiday Underway in Ga.

August 9, 2013

Area residents can save a little money this weekend on back-to-school items as a new school year draws ever closer in StephensCounty. Today and Saturday marks the “back-to-school” sales tax-free holiday weekend. According to the Georgia Department of Revenue, clothing and footwear with a sales price of $100 or less per item will be...

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Police Blotter

August 9, 2013

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a vehicle reported stolen was found missing many of its parts. According to a report on file, the Sheriff’s Office responded to the Wildlife Management Area in the area of Bend ‘n Hickory in reference to a stolen vehicle recovery. The victim said that he had...

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More Than Four Inches of Rain Wednesday in Downtown Toccoa

August 8, 2013
More Than Four Inches of Rain Wednesday in Downtown Toccoa

Stephens County is drying out after a prolonged period of heavy rain in Stephens County Wednesday. Downtown Toccoa received more than four inches of rain between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. Wednesday, with much of that coming between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. That heavy rain in the county caused numerous areas of high water and...

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Wilbros Hearing Postponed

August 8, 2013

A hearing originally scheduled for Wednesday in the Wilbros’ civil suit case will take place at a later date after the judge postponed it. Officials said that Judge Robert Adamson contacted both sides at about 10 p.m. Tuesday to postpone the hearing that was to take place Wednesday morning in Stephens County Superior Court....

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Franklin Co. Still Considering Voting Precinct Consolidation Plan

August 8, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Franklin County Board of Elections is considering whether its idea of consolidating 13 voting precincts down to four is the plan they’re going to stick with – that after hearing from some voters at a public hearing. Dozens of concerned citizens packed the JusticeCenter in Carnesville Tuesday...

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Austin Lord, Max Thomas Sign

August 8, 2013
Austin Lord, Max Thomas Sign

Two Stephens County Indian baseball standouts sign to play next year at the collegiate level. Wednesday, Stephens County’s Austin Lord and Max Thomas both signed to play college baseball in a ceremony at the Media Center at Stephens County High School. Lord signed with Mercer University. Meanwhile, Thomas signed to play next year at...

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Martin Back To Mound Today in Philly

August 8, 2013

Toccoa native Ethan Martin is scheduled to head back to the mound today for his second major league start. Martin is set to get the ball for the Philadelphia Phillies this afternoon as the Phillies host the Chicago Cubs at 1:05 p.m. The 2008 Stephens County High School graduate and former first-round Major League...

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Police Blotter

August 8, 2013

The Toccoa Police Department is announcing a number of drug arrests. According to a report on file, an officer was on patrol back on July 24 when he viewed a vehicle with no tag lights and stopped it at the intersection of Broad and Whitman streets. The report states that Justin Z. McDonald of...

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