Eight Killed On Ga. Highways So Far This Holiday

Eight drivers have been killed so far on Georgia highways over the Christmas travel period. That is according to the latest numbers from the Georgia Department of Public Safety. To this point, none of those traffic fatalities have occurred in northeast Georgia. The Christmas holiday travel period started at 6 p.m. Friday and ends at midnight tonight for a total […]

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Corps Again Recycling Christmas Trees

The season of giving continues beyond holiday celebrations as officials at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Hartwell Lake activate plans to repurpose Christmas trees into fish habitats. The Corps said it will accept only real Christmas trees for recycling starting today and running through February 1, 2017 at Hartwell Lake. Drop-off locations around Lake Hartwell include the Big […]

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Voting Continues in Toccoa Storefront Window Contest

Christmas Day may be over, but there is still time to check out downtown storefronts in Toccoa decorated for the Christmas holiday. Voting is still going on in Main Street Toccoa’s Downtown Storefront Window Decorating Contest. It is something Main Street Toccoa organizes each holiday season. Main Street Toccoa Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said that people can vote through December […]

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Lavonia Investigating Smash and Grab Burglaries

The Lavonia Police Department is looking for the public’s help in finding someone who has allegedly burglarized multiple city businesses. The incidents all occurred during the midnight hour on Wednesday morning. Lavonia Police Investigator Captain Daniel Carson says three businesses were all burglarized. He says all of the burglaries were “smash and grab” burglaries where the suspect appeared to only […]

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SCSO Assists in Arrest of Fugitive

Local authorities assist in the arrest of a man wanted on charges in Bartow County. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that his office recently assisted the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force in apprehending the fugitive. Shirley said that on Tuesday, his office received a call from a federal agent with the task force requesting assistance in apprehending a fugitive […]

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Ga. DOT Ready For Busy Holiday Weekend

The Georgia Department of Transportation is preparing for a busy weekend on the state’s highways. AAA is projecting that more than 2.7 million Georgians will travel 50 miles or more by car between now and the start of 2017. That is an increase of 2.4 percent from last year. With that in mind, Georgia DOT Spokesperson Katie Strickland said the […]

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Indian Boys Sweep Bulldogs in Basketball

Chaz Bridges scored 19 points to lead four Indians in double figures and Stephens County overcame foul trouble and struggles at the foul line to sweep the season series with Hart County, defeating the Bulldogs 81-74 Thursday night in boys’ basketball action at the Currahee Arena in Toccoa. NuNu Walker added 14 points for Stephens County, DeUndra Singleton had 13, […]

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Martin Returns From Germany

Stephens County Development Authority Executive Director Tim Martin is back home after a trip to Europe this month. Martin traveled to Germany, as well as Turkey, during his 10-day trip. The main part of the trip was a trade mission organized by the European American Investment Council to Germany. He said they had the chance to visit numerous companies in […]

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