Marshal Issues Trash Warning

Stephens County Marshal Tom Bennett says that the county is still seeing problems with illegal dumping at the county’s convenience sites. Bennett says that the main problem the county is seeing is that people are dumping and leaving trash bags outside the gates of the convenience sites when they are closed for lunch hours or on Sundays. According to Bennett, […]

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IRS Extension Tax Deadline Tonight

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia If you filed an extension with the Internal Revenue Service for your 2014 taxes, time is quickly running out to get that return prepared and sent in. IRS spokesman Mark Green says if you haven’t done so already, you need to start now to get your return prepared.  The deadline to file your return […]

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Stephens Co. Paving Work Continues

Crews are continuing road work throughout Stephens County. According to County Administrator Phyllis Ayers, workers from both the contractor on the SPLOST road project, C.W. Matthews, and from the Stephens County Road Department are out tackling various projects. She said C.W. Matthews crews have finished a number of roads in recent weeks. “Yonah Dam Road, the portion this year, has […]

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City Says 12,000 Visited Pool Over Summer

The city of Toccoa is calling the 2015 season at the Doyle Street Pool a successful one. City officials and Camp Fire Georgia released numbers for the 2015 season this week. Toccoa Mayor Terry Carter said that the partnership between the two agencies worked very well again this summer. Carter said he is pleased with how the summer went at […]

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Wilbros Civil Hearing Continued

A hearing will not take place on Friday in the Wilbros civil suit case as was originally scheduled. Stephens County Attorney Brian Ranck said that Judge Robert Adamson has issued a continuance in the case because of a personal matter involving one of the attorneys in the case. The hearing has not been re-scheduled at this time. Attorneys for both […]

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Commissioners Give Go Ahead to Grade Land For Firing Range

A firing range for the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office is moving forward, despite the continuing concerns of some neighborhood residents. Stephens County Commissioners voted 3 to 1 on Tuesday to move forward with grading and clearing for the Sheriff’s Office firing range, while also having Stephens County Extension Agent Forrest Connelly work with the Sheriff’s Office to ensure there are […]

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NTSB Releases Preliminary Report On Fatal Plane Crash

A preliminary report on this month’s fatal plane crash on Lake Hartwell said the plane collided with terrain following an in-flight breakup. The National Transportation Safety Board released the preliminary accident report within the last few days. In the report, the NTSB said one witness saw the airplane descending vertically, in a spiral motion, until it disappeared behind a tree […]

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Accused Shoplifter Also Charged with Drugs

An alleged case of shoplifting leads to a drug arrest in Toccoa. According to Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell, it started when Officer Steve Nicely tried to arrest 33-year-old Dianne Brook Wade Whisnant of Carnesville for shoplifting less than $15 worth of items from a Big A Road store last Wednesday afternoon. “In the process of making the arrest, she […]

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Disturbance Call Leads to Drug Arrest

Toccoa Police make a drug arrest after responding to a disturbance call over the weekend. Chief Tim Jarrell said an officer responded to a reported disturbance on Hillcrest Drive last Friday at about 11 p.m. “While investigating, the disturbance, they were able to recover a small amount of marijuana and during the course of the investigation, the officer had reason […]

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