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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Stephens Co. Planning Commission Holds First Meeting

The Stephens County Planning Commission holds its first meeting. The new board met for its first official meeting Tuesday night at the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. In its first order of business, the Planning Commission selected a chair and vice-chair. By a unanimous vote of the board, Mark Smith was elected to serve as the Planning Commission […]

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Sinkhole Develops on SR 51 in Hart Co.

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A giant sinkhole has closed part of State Route 51 in Hart County. The 20-foot-deep sinkhole opened up Tuesday at 10:45 a.m. and takes up almost the entire northbound lane of State Route 51, about 6 miles north of Hartwell in Hart County. Lake Hartwell is on both sides of the roadway. Georgia Department […]

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Help Stamp Out Hunger Saturday in Stephens Co.

Local postal carriers are doing their part this weekend to help fight hunger in the area. The annual “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive is this Saturday. Toccoa Letter Carrier Michael Waddell said all of the carriers in Toccoa, Eastanollee, and Martin will be collecting food this Saturday to benefit the community. “All the letter carriers are involved now,” said Waddell. […]

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