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Identities Released in Fatal Car-Train Collision

May 7, 2013

Authorities are releasing the names of the three people killed in a fatal train-car collision over the weekend in Stephens County. Stephens County Coroner Chris Stephens said Monday night that the three individuals killed in the collision were 22-year-old Areale Leigh Nunn of Austell, 23-year-old Erich Boecklbauer of Austell and 20-year-old Crystal Crews of...

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TFC Cuts Ribbon on Gathany Museum

May 7, 2013
TFC Cuts Ribbon on Gathany Museum

Toccoa Falls College celebrates the opening of the Leon and Rachel Gathany Museum of Natural History. The school held a ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony Saturday at the museum on the Toccoa Falls College campus. Toccoa Falls College President Dr. Robert Myers said it was a pleasure to celebrate the museum’s opening, despite the...

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Indian Baseball State Tourney Play To Resume Thursday, Says GHSA

May 7, 2013

The Georgia High School Association says that Stephens County’s second round state baseball playoff series will not start until Thursday. According to an announcement from the GHSA, any team ending its playoff series today will not play their next playoff game until Thursday Stephens County is awaiting the winner of a third game between...

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DOT Announces Road Work

May 7, 2013

The Georgia Department of Transportation is planning road work for Stephens and surrounding counties this week. DOT officials said that a crew in Stephens County will repair edge ruts that have developed along State Route 63. Elsewhere, a crew in Habersham County will repair a damaged guardrail along State Route 365. Finally in Franklin...

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Franklin Co. Discussing Water Well Policy

May 7, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County Commissioners are discussing the possibility of a new policy for how private water wells are adopted and used by the county. At its work session last week, the Franklin County Board of Commissioners spent 30 minutes discussing the existing policy and whether it should be amended....

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Police Blotter

May 7, 2013

An East Doyle Street resident tells police that her home was burglarized. The Toccoa Police Department responded to the home on Thursday, May 2, where the woman says the burglary had taken place between noon and 1:30 p.m., according to the report on file. Meanwhile, the Toccoa Police Department responded to Morgan Place in...

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Arcadia Drive Deaths Remain Under Investigation

May 7, 2013

Authorities are continuing to investigate the deaths of two individuals found deceased in a Toccoa residence over the weekend. Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell said Monday that autopsies on the two deceased individuals are pending at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation crime lab. The identities of the individuals have not been released yet. However,...

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Weather Announcement

May 6, 2013

Stephens County Recreation Department prep ball games have been cancelled for today (May 6) due to the weather.

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Toccoa Police, GBI, DA’s Office Investigating Incident in Toccoa

May 6, 2013

Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell said Saturday night that his department is working with other agencies after two individuals were found deceased inside a Toccoa residence this past weekend. Jarrell said that the police department has requested the assistance of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Mountain Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office after...

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Three Killed When Crescent Strikes Vehicle in Toccoa

May 6, 2013

Three people from Austell are dead after a violent car-train collision in Stephens County. According to Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley, the Amtrak Crescent line collided with a vehicle at about 9:45 p.m. Friday night on Grant Smith Road, near the Summit subdivision. “The train T-boned the 2008 Mazda,” said Shirley. “It was a...

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