Judge Reduces Award in Ayers Civil Case

U.S. District Court Judge Richard Story has reduced part of the jury award given to the widow of Lavonia pastor the Rev. Jonathan Ayers in her wrongful death lawsuit against former Mountain Judicial Circuit N.C.I.S. Drug Team Agent Billy Shane Harrison. In a ruling issued last month, Judge Story reduced the amount of economic damages awarded to Abigail Ayers for […]

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Top Five Banquet Tuesday

The annual Stephens County Top Five banquet will take place this coming Tuesday at Stephens County High School. Dinner will begin at 6 p.m. in the high school bistro with the program to follow in the Tugaloo Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased in the offices of Stephens County Middle School or Stephens County […]

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Stephens Co. Millage Rate Could Be On Rise

Stephens County property owners may see an increase of just over three mills in the county’s property tax millage rate this year, based on the current proposed Fiscal Year 2015 budget. County commissioners met to discuss the budget during two days of meetings Monday and Tuesday. Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said that based on the opinions expressed by a […]

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Humane Shelter Has New Website

The Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter has a new website up and running. Shelter Director Jeff Roberts said the new site has gone online at www.tschs.org. Roberts said the shelter has put a lot of time into redesigning the website. “We have spent months in designing a website that is very informative, easy to use, (and) with a lot of good […]

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Martin Rehab Assignment Underway

Toccoa native Ethan Martin is in the middle of a rehabilitation assignment in minor league baseball. Martin has been out since March due to right shoulder inflammation. Sunday, he pitched in his first game for the Clearwater Threshers. Clearwater is a Class-A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies that plays in the Florida State League. Martin has pitched in two games […]

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Arrest Made In Defoor Rd. Safety Check Incident

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office says a Toccoa man faces charges for fleeing from deputies at a safety check Monday. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that it started at about 1:30 p.m. Monday when a white Jaguar driven by 44-year-old Sidney Fortson of West Spring Street in Toccoa pulled up to the safety check at the intersection of Defoor […]

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Alleged Drug Shipment Leads To Arrest

A Martin man faces drug and other charges after authorities arrested him at his home last week. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said it started last week when authorities received information about a delivery about to take place to a Martin residence. “Tuesday, April 29, the Mountain Judicial (Circuit) N.C.I.S. Team and the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office received information of […]

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Stephens Co. Celebrates Solar Panel Farm

The community comes together to celebrate Stephens County’s new solar panel farm. Local officials gathered at the solar panel farm on Turner Road Tuesday for a commissioning ceremony. United Renewable Energy of Alpharetta operates the solar panels and leases the land on which the solar panels are located from the Stephens County Development Authority. The project is part of a […]

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