Court Date Set in Wilbros Civil Case

A new court date is set in the civil suit filed by Stephens County Commissioners and others against Wilbros over the odor controversy surrounding the Rose Lane facility. Judge Robert Adamson has ordered both sides back in to court for a hearing on March 20 at 9:30 a.m. in the Stephens County Government Building in downtown Toccoa. Stephens County Attorney […]

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GBI Releases More Information in Habersham Shooting

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is releasing more information on Sunday’s fatal shooting in Habersham County. GBI officials held a press conference Monday. The incident occurred just after 7:30 p.m. Sunday near Clarkesville on Lower Pond Court GBI Deputy Director for Investigations Russell Andrews said that Habersham County Sheriff Joey Terrell and two other deputies responded to a call for […]

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Toccoa Purchases Grass for Greens on Golf Course

Toccoa City Commissioners make another purchase to help get the city-owned Pines golf course back open to the public. Monday, the city commission unanimously approved the purchase of turf grass for the greens at the nine-hole golf course off of Black Mountain Road. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said the installation will take place in June. “This will give us […]

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Stephens Co. Commission Scheduled to Meet Today

Stephens County Commissioners are expected to consider taking another step forward in the process of issuing bonds to forward fund SPLOST VI road projects at their meeting later today. The Stephens County Commission is meeting today at 5:30 p.m. in the second floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. On today’s agenda, county commissioners are expected […]

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Indian Baseball Picks Up Another Win

Stephens County starts the 2015 high school baseball season 2-0. The Indians broke open a tie game in the fifth inning to beat Hart County Monday at the Reservation, 5-3. Monday’s game was moved from Hartwell to Toccoa due to field conditions. Tied at 2 in the bottom of the fifth, the Indians took the lead for good when back […]

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Three Dead, Two Injured After Shooting Sunday

Three people are dead, including the alleged gunman, and two law enforcement officers are recovering from injuries after a domestic violence shooting and manhunt in Clarkesville Sunday night, according to reports. The Northeast Georgian reported that the shooting occurred near Clarkesville at about 7:30 p.m. Sunday near Clarkesville. According to the Northeast Georgian, the alleged shooter is identified as 41-year-old […]

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Additional 4-H Funding to Be Sought

Stephens County Extension Agent Forrest Connelly said Friday that he will now work to seek additional funding elsewhere to cover the money lost from the 4-H program budget when the Stephens County Board of Education voted to cut its allocation to the program. Last Thursday, the Stephens County Board of Education voted to cut its level of funding to the […]

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“SPAY-ghetti” Dinner on Tuesday

A local organization looking to help animals and reduce intake at shelters is hosting an annual fundraising event this week. Cause: PAWS is hosting its second annual “SPAY-ghetti” dinner at the X-Factor Grill and Cornerstone Restaurant in Toccoa on Tuesday. Sharon Shailer is one of the co-founders of Cause: PAWS. She said the group’s goal is to take a cooperative […]

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Toccoa Commission To Meet Today

Toccoa City Commissioners will meet for a regularly scheduled meeting later today. That meeting is scheduled to start at 5 p.m. at Toccoa City Hall. During the meeting, city commissioners are scheduled to consider a recommendation to purchase a public works truck. Toccoa City Commissioners opened bids for the truck at their last meeting two weeks ago. Also on the […]

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