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SCSO Cites Three For Selling Alcohol To a Minor

February 14, 2013

Three convenience store clerks in Stephens County are facing a citation for selling alcohol to a minor after a recent undercover operation. According to Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley, his office and the N.C.I.S. Drug Team recently conducted the operation in an attempt to curb alcohol sales to minors in Stephens County. Shirley said...

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Stephens Co. Commission Approves Landfill Closure Change Order

February 13, 2013

Stephens County will spend up to an additional $137,000 dollars on the final phase of landfill closure at the county landfill. Tuesday, Stephens County Commissioners voted 4-1 to approve a change order with Fort Lamar Services, LLC up to an amount of just under $137,100 to provide for additional costs associated with Phase III...

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Stephens Co. Commission Approves Fees for Body Art Establishments

February 13, 2013

New permitting and inspection fees are on the way for body art establishments in Stephens County. On Tuesday, Stephens County Commissioners unanimously approved a series of permitting and inspection fees for body art establishments and operators in the county. The Stephens County Board of Health requested the new fees. Stephens County Commission Chairman Stanley...

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Update on Hwy. 17 Accident

February 13, 2013

More information is available on an accident last week on Highway 17 in Stephens County that resulted in a fatality. The accident occurred just after 6 p.m. Thursday around the intersection of Highway 17 and Clary Connector/North Avenue. According to the Toccoa post of the Georgia State Patrol, the accident involved two vehicles, a...

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Man Charged in Habersham Co. Murder

February 13, 2013

Authorities said that a Habersham County man faces a murder charge in connection with the death of a Toccoa man. Habersham County Sheriff Joey Terrell said that 49-year-old Carl Lewis Justice of Habersham County was arrested and charged by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation with murder in connection with the death of 43-year-old Michael...

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Indian Boys Win, Qualify for State Playoffs

February 13, 2013

The Stephens County Indian boys are in to the state basketball playoffs for the first time since 2008. Tuesday, the Indians defeated Chestatee 78-56 in the Region 8-AAAA boys’ basketball quarterfinals at Johnson High School. The Indians dominated from start to finish, utilizing a stifling zone defense to shut down Chestatee’s perimeter attack. Aahlijah...

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Officials Respond to Two Fires Over Weekend

February 13, 2013

Officials said Tuesday that a fire at a home on Avon Street appears to have started in a back bedroom. Both Toccoa Fire stations responded to the fire Friday afternoon, according to Toccoa Fire Chief Tommy Ayers. Chief Ayers said that the house suffered heavy damage in the blaze, but nobody was hurt. According...

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Toccoa Tables Decision on GEFA Debt Re-financing

February 12, 2013

Toccoa City Commissioners put off a decision on re-financing the city’s water/wastewater fund debt with the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority to obtain more information. Monday, city commissioners tabled a proposal to re-finance the debt pending getting more information from the firm involved. Last Monday, city commissioners heard from the firm Robert W. Baird and...

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City Commission Approves Expenditure To Firm Representing City, Others in Wilbros Suit

February 12, 2013

Toccoa City Commissioners agree to pay a bill in connection to the civil suit against Wilbros. Commissioners unanimously approved a motion following an executive session at the start of Monday’s meeting. The amount approved to be paid to Stack and Associates was $12,687.64. Stack and Associates is the firm representing the city and others...

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Accident Last Week Still Under Investigation By GSP

February 12, 2013

The Georgia State Patrol is continuing to investigate an accident last week on Highway 17 in Stephens County. The accident occurred just after 6 p.m. Thursday around the intersection of Highway 17 and Clary Connector/North Avenue. According to the Toccoa post of the Georgia State Patrol, the accident involved two vehicles. Unconfirmed reports indicated...

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