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S.C. Murder Suspect Arrested in Toccoa

December 26, 2012

A man wanted on a murder charge in South Carolina is arrested in Stephens County. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that on December 21, the Pickens County, South Carolina Sheriff’s Office contacted the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office and advised that 18-year-old Lester Devaria Mosley, Jr. of Central, South Carolina, who was wanted on...

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17 Killed on Ga. Highways Over Christmas

December 26, 2012

17 people were killed on Georgia highways this Christmas holiday season. That is according to the final count from the Georgia State Patrol. The Christmas holiday travel count covers a period of time that began Friday at 6 p.m. and concluded at midnight Tuesday. The 17 fatalities this Christmas holiday far surpasses the number...

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Toys for Tots Distributes Toys in Toccoa

December 26, 2012

The local Toys for Tots program makes the holidays a little brighter for some local children. Toys for Tots held its main distribution day on Friday at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Toccoa. Don Alexander is the Toys for Tots Coordinator for Stephens, Franklin, Hart, Elbert, Habersham, and White counties. He said that the demand...

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Corps Accepting Used Christmas Trees

December 26, 2012

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will begin accepting used, natural Christmas trees today as part of its annual tree recycling program. The trees will be used as fish attractors throughout Hartwell Lake. Used, natural Christmas trees only can be dropped off from today through February 15 at a number of locations. Those include...

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Stephens Co. Thanks Outgoing Commissioners

December 26, 2012

Stephens County thanks its two outgoing county commissioners. Outgoing County Commissioners Jonesy Haygood and J.B. Hudgins were recognized at a reception prior to the December 11 Stephens County Commission meeting. Stephens County Commission Chairman Dean Scarborough said that both Haygood and Hudgins did an excellent job for the county. “Both Commissioner Hudgins and Commissioner...

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Over Two Inches of Rain Overnight in Toccoa

December 26, 2012

More rain and wind is expected today as a strong weather system continues to move through the Southeast. As of this morning, downtown Toccoa has already received just over two inches of rain yesterday, overnight, and early this morning with the chance of rain continuing today. Also, a wind advisory is in effect today...

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Franklin Sweeps Stephens in Basketball

December 23, 2012

Autumn Brooks’ running, one-handed shot in the lane with two seconds left on the clock gave the Franklin County Lady Lions a 36-35 win over the Stephens County Lady Indians Friday night. Stephens County’s girls had come back from a 10-point second half deficit to take the lead at 35-34 on a shot by...

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DOT Expecting Busy Weekend on Ga. Roads

December 21, 2012

The Georgia Department of Transportation is preparing for a busy weekend on the state’s roadways. Georgia DOT Spokesperson Teri Pope said the agency is anticipating more travelers than usual during the holiday week since Christmas falls on a Tuesday this year. “We are expecting a lot of traffic, not just around Christmas Eve and...

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Law Enforcement Urge Traffic Safety

December 21, 2012

Law enforcement agencies are also preparing for a busy holiday weekend on the roadways with extra patrols. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said people need to remember to drive safely and obey the speed limit and other laws of the road. “Please buckle up and always be looking in your rear view mirror on...

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City, County Announce Holiday Schedule

December 21, 2012

Toccoa and Stephens County are both announcing their schedules for the Christmas holiday. Stephens County government offices and Toccoa City Hall will both be closed Monday and Tuesday in observance of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. In the city of Toccoa, routes for garbage and recycling scheduled to be picked up on Monday, December...

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