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Brush Fire Friday Afternoon

August 25, 2014

A brush fire brought out multiple Stephens County fire departments Friday afternoon. Crews were called out during the 4 p.m. hour to the area of Highway 17 and Hayes-Wilbanks Road for a brush fire. Eastanollee, Martin, and Big Smith volunteer fire departments were all called to the scene, as were crews from the Georgia...

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Police Blotter

August 25, 2014

A Toccoa business reported to police earlier this month that it had been broken into. The report on file with the Toccoa Police Department states that an officer arrived to a Stephens Circle business on August 19 in reference to a theft. The business reported that about $6,000 worth of items had been taken...

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SCSO, TPD Sponsoring Pistol Class

August 25, 2014

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office and Toccoa Police Department will host a beginner’s pistol class next month. The class is scheduled to take place on September 16 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the James A. Neal Training Center in Toccoa. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said the course is encouraged for anyone who...

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Stephens Co. Receives July Unemployment Numbers

August 22, 2014

Stephens County sees its unemployment rate rise in July. Figures released this week by the Georgia Department of Labor put Stephens County’s preliminary July unemployment rate at 7.9 percent. That is seven-tenths of a percentage point higher than the revised June unemployment rate of 7.2 percent. While Stephens County’s preliminary July unemployment rate was...

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Indians Off, Looking Towards Start of Regular Season

August 22, 2014

The Stephens County Indian football team is off this week after last week’s scrimmage game against Habersham Central, turning its attention now to the regular season. Stephens County opens its season a week from tonight on the road in Carnesville against Franklin County. Indians’ Head Coach Frank Barden said there are a number of...

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Corps Issues Warning About Clearing Federal Land Along Lake

August 22, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is warning property owners on Lake Hartwell and other lakes not to cut trees on Corps land. The Corps’ Hartwell Lake Office is investigating and pursuing restitution for seven cases of major destruction to public lands surrounding Lake Hartwell. Corps Spokesman Russell...

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Currahee Canine Holds Ribbon Cutting

August 22, 2014
Currahee Canine Holds Ribbon Cutting

A local business opens to serve the community’s pet grooming and boarding needs. Currahee Canine Pet Services held a Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting on Thursday at its location. Mandi Griffin owns and operates Currahee Canine Pet Services. She said she can offer people a number of different services. “We do all...

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Rabun Beats SCMS on Gridiron

August 22, 2014

The Stephens County Middle School football team drops its season opener. Thursday, the Rebels lost to Rabun County at the Reservation 34-12. After the game was stopped for 30 minutes early due to a lightning delay, Rabun County scored three touchdowns on long passes to take a 20-0 lead at halftim. Rabun County extended...

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Lady Indian Softball Picks Up Win

August 22, 2014

The Stephens County Lady Indian softball team picks up a win over a rival. Stephens County beat Franklin County Thursday 5-3. Raina Mayfield had a two-run home run for the Lady Indians and McKenzie Rogers pitched a complete game for the win. Stephens County softball now moves to 4-3 on the season. The Lady...

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Busy Week for Toccoa F.D.

August 22, 2014

The Toccoa Fire Department reported no injuries after three fire calls in the past few days. Toccoa Fire Chief Tommy Ayers said that his department responded to two fires on Monday and then one Wednesday. On Monday, crews responded to calls on both Stovall Lane and on Morgan Street. In the Stovall Lane fire,...

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