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Roberts Appointed to SCDA

October 11, 2012

Stephens County Commissioners appoint a new member to the Stephens County Development Authority. Tuesday, commissioners unanimously appointed Barry Roberts to the Development Authority to fill the rest of the term of Cam Parker. Georgia Power transferred Parker from Toccoa to Plant Vogtle in Waynesboro to serve as Area Manager there. Stephens County Commission Chairman...

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Fire Safety Festival Saturday

October 11, 2012

An event this weekend in Stephens County will look to stress the importance of fire safety. People First of Stephens County, an advocacy group for people with disabilities, is hosting its annual Fire Safety Festival Saturday at Emory Johnson Park from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. According to People First Supporter Jeraldine Hayes, the...

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Authorities Announce Arrests

October 11, 2012

Two people face charges after authorities executed a search warrant last week at a Toccoa residence. According to Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley, agents from the Mountain Judicial Circuit NCIS Team, the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office, and Toccoa Police Department executed a search warrant on Elberton Street. Shirley says that as a result of...

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Franklin Co. Grand Jury Indicts Canon Man in Fatal Wreck

October 11, 2012

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A Canon man, allegedly responsible for a wreck that killed two people and injured a third last April, has been indicted by the Franklin County Grand Jury. The Grand Jury found there was enough evidence to indict James Thomas Dickson on multiple counts of homicide by vehicle in...

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Wilbros Suit Sent Back to Stephens Co. Court

October 10, 2012

The civil suit against the Wilbros facility will head back to Superior Court in Stephens County after it was remanded back by a U.S. District Court judge. That’s according to Stephens County Attorney Brian Ranck, who made that announcement at Tuesday’s Stephens County Commission meeting. Attorneys for Wilbros and the other defendants in the...

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Stephens Co. Commission Approves Nuisance Ordinance Update

October 10, 2012

Stephens County updates its nuisance ordinance. On Tuesday, county commissioners unanimously adopted changes to the nuisance ordinance. County officials said that the changes make the ordinance more detailed than what was on the books. Stephens County Commission Chairman Dean Scarborough says he thinks the best thing about the changes is the emphasis on clearing...

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Stephens Co. Commission Approves LOST Agreement

October 10, 2012

Stephens County commissioners sign off on the new Local Option Sales Tax distribution agreement. The county commission unanimously approved the new 10-year agreement at its meeting Tuesday. Under the new agreement, Stephens County, the city of Toccoa, and the city of Martin would all receive the same percentage of revenue from the already in...

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Sheriff Releases Names of Those Arrested in Martin Home Invasion

October 10, 2012

More information is available on the four individuals arrested late last week in connection to a home invasion in Stephens County in which one of the alleged intruders was killed. According to Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley, authorities arrested four people in connection with the case during the late evening hours of Wednesday, October...

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Man Who Fled From Stephens Co. Deputy in 2011 Pleads Guilty in S.C.

October 10, 2012

A South Carolina judge has sentenced a Hart County man who attacked and then escaped from a Stephens County Sheriff’s Office deputy last year in the South Carolina lowcountry to 30 years in prison. 38-year-old Perry Alton Sullivan of Bowersville pleaded guilty to 27 counts in an Allendale County, South Carolina courtroom earlier this...

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Main Street Toccoa Unveils Historic Plaque

October 10, 2012

Main Street Toccoa unveils its latest historic downtown plaque. Officials gathered last Thursday at Threads Sports on Sage Street in downtown Toccoa for the unveiling. Kembra Landry with Main Street Toccoa said the building has been used for many things since the early part of the 20th century. “The space has been used for...

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