Roads In Fairly Good Shape After Snow Ends in Stephens Co.

A winter storm warning is over, but a winter weather advisory remains in effect for Stephens County through 10 a.m. today. Precipitation has moved out of the area, but the National Weather Service office in Greenville-Spartanburg said there are concerns over black ice and refreezing of roadways until temperatures begin rising later this morning. Snow began falling late Wednesday afternoon, […]

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Stephens Co. Considering Ordinance for Telecommunications Towers

Stephens County Commissioners are considering an ordinance to deal with certain types of telecommunications towers. The ordinance is called a Personal Wireless Service Facility ordinance and county commissioners held a first reading on the proposed ordinance at their meeting on Tuesday. Stephens County Attorney Brian Ranck said the proposed ordinance would apply to various types of telecommunications towers. “It governs […]

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GDOT Ready For Winter Weather

Meanwhile, road crews with the Georgia Department of Transportation are getting ready for the winter weather. Georgia DOT Spokesperson Teri Pope said that crews are out scouting the roads and getting ready. She said more crews will be called in as soon as precipitation starts. “Our priorities are to work on interstates and multi-lane state routes first,” said Pope. “Then, […]

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Court Date Set in Wilbros Civil Case

A new court date is set in the civil suit filed by Stephens County Commissioners and others against Wilbros over the odor controversy surrounding the Rose Lane facility. Judge Robert Adamson has ordered both sides back in to court for a hearing on March 20 at 9:30 a.m. in the Stephens County Government Building in downtown Toccoa. Stephens County Attorney […]

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GBI Releases More Information in Habersham Shooting

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is releasing more information on Sunday’s fatal shooting in Habersham County. GBI officials held a press conference Monday. The incident occurred just after 7:30 p.m. Sunday near Clarkesville on Lower Pond Court GBI Deputy Director for Investigations Russell Andrews said that Habersham County Sheriff Joey Terrell and two other deputies responded to a call for […]

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Toccoa Purchases Grass for Greens on Golf Course

Toccoa City Commissioners make another purchase to help get the city-owned Pines golf course back open to the public. Monday, the city commission unanimously approved the purchase of turf grass for the greens at the nine-hole golf course off of Black Mountain Road. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said the installation will take place in June. “This will give us […]

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