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Cornelia Woman Pleads Guilty to Making Pipe Bombs

July 24, 2013

A Habersham County woman pleads guilty to making and possessing pipe bombs. 24-year-old Celia Savage of Cornelia entered a guilty plea Tuesday in federal district court in Gainesville to counts of making and possessing pipe bombs. The bombs were found at her residence in May 2012 and they were not registered in the National...

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Little League Update

July 24, 2013

Toccoa’s 11 and 12-year-old Little League baseball All-Stars will resume their game with Newton County in the state tournament this morning in Richmond Hill, Georgia. Toccoa led 3-0 in the third inning when the game was called due to rain. Ben Hobbs had an RBI double and Dawson Sorrells followed with a two-run homerun....

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Monday Night Storm Does Cause Wind Damage

July 24, 2013

Reports indicate winds Monday night during a storm that moved through the area took down a number of trees and some power lines in the Black Mountain area of Stephens County. There were reports of funnel clouds in that area. According to the Weather Service office in Greenville-Spartanburg however has not reported a tornado...

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Police Blotter

July 24, 2013

Local authorities have announced two recent arrests for drug charges. First, the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office reported that a deputy saw a vehicle stopped behind a Highway 145 business after normal business hours early Saturday morning. According to authorities, an investigation resulted in the arrest of 24-year-old Corey James Parshall of Sweetgum Road, Toccoa...

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Windstream Claims Software Issue To Blame For Friday Internet Outage

July 24, 2013

Windstream officials said Tuesday that a software configuration error was to blame for a widespread Internet outage in the area late last week. A company spokesman said the software issue began at about 4 p.m. Thursday and was not completely resolved until about 5 p.m. Friday. According to the spokesman, about 18,000 customers throughout...

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Nobody Hurt in Monday Night Wreck on By-pass

July 23, 2013

Authorities have reported that no one was injured after a tractor-trailer accident on the Toccoa By-pass late Monday night. According to the Toccoa post of the Georgia State Patrol, 52-year-old Donald Earl Moore of Clarkesville was driving the tractor-trailer towards Stephens County around 10 p.m. Monday when the vehicle went off the shoulder while...

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Update on I-85 Wreck in Hart County

July 23, 2013

Interstate 85 is back to normal around the Georgia-South Carolina state line today following an early morning accident that had the southbound side of the road blocked. The accident occurred early this morning and involved two tractor-trailers. It took place around Mile Post 178 on I-85 Southbound in Hart County. No injuries were reported....

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Stephens Co. Commission Meets Today

July 23, 2013

Stephens County Commissioners are expected to officially set the county’s millage rate for 2013 and approve a SPLOST VI resolution and intergovernmental agreement at their meeting later today. County commissioners are proposing to maintain the county’s millage rate at 11.32 mills. That is the same millage rate as the county had last year. The...

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Tilley Ready to Start on Stephens Co. Board of Education

July 23, 2013

The newest member of the Stephens County Board of Education says he is ready to get started. Steve Tilley spoke with AM 630 WNEG Monday. The Board of Education voted last week to appoint Tilley to serve the remainder of the term held originally by Jerry Steele, representing District 1, Post 2 on the...

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Toccoa Receives Grant Money From GMA

July 23, 2013

The city of Toccoa receives nearly eight thousand dollars in grant funds to help purchase equipment designed to provide a safer work environment for city employees. On Monday, the Georgia Municipal Association awarded Toccoa a Safety Grant for just over $4,000 and a Liability Grant of just under $3,900. Toccoa has used that money...

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