Hartwell Dam Test Set for Today

The Savannah District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said it will conduct limited engineering and operations tests on spillway gates at Hartwell Dam today. Savannah District workers will conduct the tests during the morning beginning at approximately 10 a.m., but unlike previous tests conducted at full pool, the test at Hartwell Dam will only have a few gates […]

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Report: Jackson Co. Sex Offender Found in Stephens Co.

Reports indicate that a sex offender in Jackson County is behind bars after being located in Stephens County after more than nine months on the run. According to a report on accessnorthga.com, Jackson County Sheriff Janis Mangum says that 32-year-old Julius Lafayette Sewell was not living at the Nicholson residence he listed on the sex offender registry. Accessnorthga.com reported that […]

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Nearly 40 Dogs Seized from Stephens Co. Property

Charges are pending against an individual in Stephens County after nearly 40 dogs were seized from their property on Friday. Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter Director Jeff Roberts says that Toccoa-Stephens County Animal Control, the Georgia Department of Agriculture, and the Atlanta Humane Society went to two properties on Prather Bridge Road owned by the same individual Friday afternoon. Roberts said […]

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Toccoa Commission To Meet Today

Toccoa City Commissioners are set to consider a joint intergovernmental agreement with Stephens County that would cover the paving and maintenance of Memorial Drive at their meeting later today. The Toccoa City Commission is set to meet at 5 p.m. today at Toccoa City Hall. Stephens County Commissioners approved this modified agreement on August 11 after tabling an original agreement […]

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NE Ga. Rep. to Head State Transportation Board

A northeast Georgia woman will lead the State Transportation Board for the upcoming year. Last Thursday, the State Transportation Board elected its executive leadership team. Emily Dunn of Blue Ridge was named chairman. Dunn represents Georgia’s 9th Congressional District on the State Transportation Board. She is currently board vice chairman, chair of the Communications Committee, and serves on six other […]

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Fox Tests Positive for Rabies

Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter Director Jeff Roberts said that a fox that was killed last week in Stephens County did test positive for rabies. Roberts said that the fox was found on West Currahee Street near the old Toccoa Casket Company property. According to Roberts, a woman was attacked by the fox and bit before people nearby killed the fox. […]

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