Ga. DOT Closes Stonewall Court Bridge Over Railroad

Stephens County officials said that the Georgia Department of Transportation has required the county to close a bridge over the Norfolk Southern railroad. According to Stephens County Public Works Director Tim Mitchem, the Georgia DOT has told the county that the Stonewall Court bridge over the railroad requires immediate closing. Mitchem said that an inspection of the structure indicates that […]

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Job Fair Next Week in Stephens Co.

The Georgia Department of Labor will host a veterans’ job fair next week in Stephens County. Toccoa Career Center Manager Greg Pitts said the job fair will be on Thursday, March 26 in the Mitchell Allen Meeting Room at the historic train depot in downtown Toccoa. “The event will be from 9 a.m. until 12 noon,” said Pitts. “As we […]

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Toccoa Little League Opens Season Saturday

It’s time this weekend to play ball at the Doyle Street Park as another season of Toccoa Little League baseball and softball gets underway. Toccoa Little League President Russell Brock said the community is invited to come out and attend Opening Day activities that start Saturday morning in downtown Toccoa. “We will start by having an Opening Day parade starting […]

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Man Sentenced in Fatal 2013 Accident on I-85

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A McDonough man will likely spend the rest of his life in prison – convicted in the traffic death of a woman who was in his car during a high-speed chase in Franklin County. Northern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Parks White said late Thursday, a Franklin County Superior Court jury quickly returned the guilty […]

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Hudgens Marks National Flood Safety Awareness Week

This week has been National Flood Safety Awareness Week and with that in mind, Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens wanted to remind the state’s residents that a flood policy can be a valuable addition to standard homeowners’ coverage. According to Hudgens, flood coverage is federally backed by the National Flood Insurance Program. The Insurance Commissioner’s office said flood insurance is […]

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Police Make Arrest in Pawn Shop Theft

Two people face charges in Toccoa in connection with an alleged theft from an area pawn shop. Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell said that officers responded to a pawn shop on West Currahee Street at about 4:30 p.m. on March 10 in connection to the alleged theft. “Once officers arrived, they met with the pawn shop owner, who showed the […]

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Police Arrest Eight for Drugs at Toccoa Home

Eight people face drug charges after police show up at a Toccoa home early one morning last week. According to Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell, officers were called to a home on Sunset Lane in Toccoa at about 5 a.m. on Tuesday, March 10. Jarrell said that officers were called to the home to respond to what was classified initially […]

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BOE Gives Cannery CD; Will Require It to Operate In Self-Sufficient Manner Moving Forward

Stephens County School board members say a Certificate of Deposit designated for the cannery will be turned over to the cannery, but that will be the last funding that the school board says it will give the cannery. On Tuesday, the Stephens County Board of Education voted unanimously to place the funds available from a Certificate of Deposit designated for […]

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