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Stephens Co. Jury Duty Announcement

June 14, 2013

Stephens County Clerk of Court Tim Quick said Thursday that jurors in Stephens County who received a summons to report for jury duty on Monday must report as scheduled at 8:45 a.m.

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Car Hit By Train Last Month Did Not Stop At Stop Sign

June 14, 2013

Authorities indicated Thursday that a review of the video of last month’s fatal train-car collision in Stephens County confirms that the vehicle did not stop before crossing the train tracks and being hit by the train. A Georgia State Patrol spokesperson said that the video review confirmed initial indications that the 2008 Mazda failed...

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Franklin Co. Man Threatens To Kill Sheriff’s Office Deputies

June 14, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Authorities have said a Franklin County man will likely undergo a psychiatric evaluation after threatening to kill Sheriff’s Office deputies. It happened Tuesday evening at a home in the Pleasant Hill Community of Franklin County. Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas said the suspect, identified as Donald Janes, called...

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City of Toccoa Opens Bids

June 14, 2013

Toccoa opens bids on two different items. During Monday’s city commission meeting, commissioners opened bids on both a pipe inspection camera and renovations to the Doyle Street Fire Department Office and Living Quarters. The city received one bid on the pipe inspection camera. That bid came from P & H Supply Co. of Warrentown,...

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Storms Move Through Thursday

June 14, 2013

A line of storms brings heavy rain, wind, and some power outages to the region. The band moved through during the 6 p.m. hour Thursday. The storms did cause a power outage at the WNEG transmitter, taking us off the air for a time Thursday evening. Some other areas of Georgia Power customers in...

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Andrews Court Deaths Ruled Murder-Suicide

June 13, 2013

Authorities are declaring the deaths of two individuals in Toccoa earlier this week as a murder-suicide. Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell said that the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Medical Examiner notified the Stephens County Coroner’s Office Wednesday of the ruling involving the deaths of Ernest Farren Mitchell, 51, and Selena Dianne Mitchell, 49, both...

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Charges Filed in Almond St. Incident Last Week

June 13, 2013

A Toccoa man faces multiple felony charges after he allegedly shot at two women in a pick-up truck last week. Wednesday, Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell announced that authorities have charged 55-year-old Glen Adams, Jr. of Almond Street in Toccoa with two counts of Aggravated Assault and one count of Possession of a Firearm...

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Tom Hanks Makes Donation To Camp Toccoa at Currahee

June 13, 2013

A world-renowned actor is putting his support behind the Camp Toccoa at Currahee project in Stephens County. The Camp Toccoa at Currahee board announced this week that it received a $25,000 donation for the restoration of the camp from actor Tom Hanks and his wife, Rita Wilson, through the actor’s foundation. Hanks had served...

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Autopsy Results Confirm Drowning Over Weekend on Lake Hartwell

June 13, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Autopsy results are back on the Hartwell man who died while swimming in Lake Hartwell Saturday. 54-year old Dennis Baker of the Reed Creek Community in Hartwell died around 7:30 p.m. last Saturday evening while swimming with friends at the old Reed Creek Boat Ramp. Hart County Sheriff...

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Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting For Longstreet Cancer Center

June 13, 2013
Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting For Longstreet Cancer Center

The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday for the Longstreet Cancer Center. The Longstreet Cancer Center is under the banner of the Longstreet Clinic in Gainesville. Dr. Anup Lahiry is the medical oncologist and hematologist for the Longstreet Cancer Center. He said they appreciate the support they have received...

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