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Highway 17 Project Going Out To Bid, Says Stephens Co. Commissioner

January 9, 2013

Stephens County receives word that the long-awaited widening of Highway 17 is taking another step forward. Tuesday, Stephens County Commissioner Dean Scarborough announced that he had received word from the Governor’s Office that Phase Two of the Highway 17 widening project was being moved up on the DOT’s timeline. Scarborough said the Governor’s Office...

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Stephens Co. Commission Kicks Off 2013

January 9, 2013

Stephens County Commissioners kick off 2013. The commission held its first regular meeting of the year Tuesday at the historic courthouse in downtown Toccoa. At the start of the regular meeting, commissioners unanimously appointed Stanley London to serve as the board’s chairman in 2013, with 2012 Commission Chairman Dean Scarborough to serve as vice-chair....

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Chase Ends in Stephens Co. With Arrest

January 9, 2013

A three-county chase ends with a wreck and an arrest in Stephens County. It took place Tuesday afternoon and started in Banks County. According to Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley, Banks County authorities attempted a vehicle stop on Highway 63 on an individual on whom Banks County had outstanding warrants. The driver did not...

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Body Found in Carnesville Identified

January 9, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Carnesville Not much is known yet about the death of a Kentucky man found late last Thursday on Hayes Road in Carnesville. According to Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas, the body of 32-year-old Keith Ratliff of Frankfort, Kentucky was found about 5:45 p.m. last Thursday. At the time, authorities...

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SCHS Basketball Splits with Lanier

January 9, 2013

The Stephens County Indian and Lady Indian basketball teams fashioned a split in the region-opening doubleheader at Lanier High School on Tuesday evening. The Lady Indians picked up their second win in a row with a 36-32 win over the Lady Longhorns in the first game. Stephens County trailed at the end of the...

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Organizers Say Stephens Co. Coat Drive Went Well

January 9, 2013

Organizers are thanking those that helped with a recently completed coat drive in Stephens County. The fourth annual community coat drive organized by Family Connection and Communities in Schools of Stephens County, formerly known as Partners for Success, wrapped up earlier this month. Family Connection and Communities in Schools Executive Director Toni Childress said...

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Collins Co-Sponsors Fair Tax Bill

January 9, 2013

Ninth District U.S. Representative Doug Collins signs on to support the Fair Tax. In a statement issued Monday, Collins announced that he had become an original co-sponsor for House Resolution 25, the Fair Tax Act. The legislation calls for a national consumption based tax and the elimination of the 16th amendment to the Constitution....

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7th Grade Boys’ Basketball Team Wins

January 9, 2013

The Stephens County Middle School 7th grade boys’ basketball team is back in action. Last Friday, the 7th grade boys defeated Wilbanks Middle School 50-38 in Demorest. DeUndra Singleton led the 7th grade boys with 10 points, while Kole Rogers had eight points and Montavis Thornton added 6 points. The 7th grade boys at...

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Stephens Co. Commission Kicks Off 2013 Tuesday

January 8, 2013

Two new Stephens County Commissioners will take their seats for their first commission meetings today. First, the commission will hold a daylong retreat at the Kimsey Environmental Center in Eastanollee. That will take place from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. today. Then, the first regular Stephens County Commission meeting of 2013 will take place...

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NE Ga. Attorney Arrested By GBI on Drug Charges

January 8, 2013

An area attorney with an office in Toccoa is facing charges after the Georgia Bureau of Investigation arrested him last week. GBI Spokesman John Bankhead said the agency arrested 49-year-old Jerry Bruce Harkness, Sr. of Demorest at his office last Friday in Habersham County and charged him with six counts of distributing a Schedule...

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