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SCSO Investigating Home Invasion

June 27, 2013

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a home invasion earlier this week. According to Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley, deputies received a call from a Rock Creek Circle residence early Tuesday morning. “We got a call at about 2:30 a.m. on Tuesday regarding a home invasion where some individuals forced open the door...

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No Change Yet on Wilbros Court Order

June 27, 2013

Attorneys for both sides in the Wilbros’ civil suit are waiting to hear back from the judge after each completing their own proposed new joint order to replace a court order already in place. According to Stephens County Attorney Brian Ranck, the new order would replace one issued in January that made the consent...

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Gasaway Hosts Meet and Greet

June 27, 2013

28th District State Representative Dan Gasaway appears in Stephens County. The first-term Republican State Representative held a “meet and greet” with local residents Tuesday evening in downtown Toccoa. Gasaway said it went well and was pleased to have an opportunity to discuss a number of different positive things taking place in the area. “We...

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Friday Deadline To Apply for Soon-to-be Vacant School Board Seat

June 27, 2013

Time is running out for those interested in filling the soon-to-be vacated seat of Jerry Steele on the Stephens County Board of Education. The deadline to submit a letter of interest about filling the seat is Friday. Stephens County School Superintendent Sherrie Whiten says that as of Wednesday morning, two people had submitted letters...

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Toccoa 9-10 Baseball Into District Final

June 27, 2013

The Toccoa 9 and 10-year-old Baseball All-Stars will play for a district championship tonight. Toccoa advanced to the final Wednesday night with an 11-1 victory over the Habersham All-Stars in a semi-final game at the Doyle Street Park in Toccoa. Habersham jumped on top early, scoring the game’s first run in the top of...

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One Injured in Ridgeland Rd. Fire

June 27, 2013

More information is available on a fire Tuesday in Stephens County. According to Eastanollee Volunteer Fire Chief Jamey Gettys, Eastanollee Fire, along with assistance from Martin and New Hope, responded to a Ridgeland Road residence Tuesday at about 4:30 p.m. He said that an outbuilding had caught fire after a lawnmower exploded with someone...

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Rabun Co. Makes Arrest in Suspicious Package Incident

June 27, 2013

By Craig Salmon, WRBN Radio, Clayton Authorities in Rabun County said they have made an arrest in connection to a suspicious package dismantled by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation bomb squad earlier this month. The Rabun County Sheriff’s Office said authorities have taken an arrest warrant for 44-year-old Roger Jerry Lovell of Covington, Georgia...

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Police Blotter

June 27, 2013

Two people were taken to the hospital after a residential fire over the weekend. According to a report on file with the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office, crews and authorities responded to Ayersville Road in response to a residential fire on Sunday afternoon. The report stated that there had been a fire in the bedroom...

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Stephens Co. Commission Approves FY 14 Budget in Divided Vote

June 26, 2013

Stephens County Commissioners approve the county’s Fiscal Year 2014 budget. The county commission approved the budget by a 4-1 vote Tuesday at its meeting. County Commissioner Dean Scarborough cast the lone vote against the budget. He said the county needed to shrink the budget more this year. “I felt we have taken too much...

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Work Continues To Open Doyle St. Pool

June 26, 2013

The Doyle Street Pool in Toccoa could open as soon as the end of this week if all goes well. Toccoa-Stephens County YMCA CEO Robin Dake said that work is ongoing to try and get the pool open as quickly as possible. “We are in the final stages of getting the chemicals properly balanced,”...

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