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Rain Causes Two Sanitary Sewer Spills in Stephens Co.

August 9, 2013

City of Toccoa officials said Thursday that excessive inflow from heavy rains caused two sanitary sewer spills Wednesday afternoon at two different liftstations in Stephens County. According to announcements from the city of Toccoa, the spills both started between 12:30 and 1 p.m. Wednesday. The first overflow came from at a manhole just outside...

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Franklin Co. Authorities Seek Toccoa Man in Armed Robbery

August 9, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Authorities in Franklin County said a Toccoa man is one of two suspects being sought in connection with an armed robbery last week in the Gumlog community outside of Lavonia. Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas identified that suspect as 26-year-old Reco Marshall. “Reco is wanted by the Franklin...

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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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