Allstate Insurance to Hike Rates in Ga., Says Insurance Commissioner

Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens said he is issuing a consumer alert to inform Allstate Property & Casualty Insurance Company policyholders that the insurer has filed an overall statewide automobile rate increase of 25 percent that will be implemented on May 22. Hudgens warned policyholders that the 25 percent figure is only an average rate change for the entire state, […]

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Clarkesville Police Investigating Drug Store Burglary

The Clarkesville Police Department is asking for the public’s help involving a recent burglary that occurred at a store in the Habersham County town. Clarkesville Police said that on Sunday at approximately 10:20 p.m., officers dispatched to an alarm at Clarkesville Drug on West Louise Street in Clarkesville. Officers said that upon arrival, they observed that the front glass entry […]

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Amnesty Day on Saturday

Toccoa and Stephens County are getting ready for a major clean-up this coming weekend. The city of Toccoa, Stephens County, and Keep Toccoa-Stephens County Beautiful are teaming up this Saturday for an Amnesty Day and Community Clean-up Day. This Saturday marks the third Amnesty Day that the county has had. Stephens County Commissioner Stanley London said on Saturday, Stephens County […]

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Tax Deadline Is Just Days Away

Time is running out to file those federal income taxes. Federal taxes this year are due on Monday, April 18 because of the Emancipation Day holiday falling on Friday, April 15 in Washington, D.C. Internal Revenue Service Spokesman Mark Green said that with only days left to file, now is the time to get started. “Gather your documents,” said Green. […]

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Toccoa City Commission Meeting Today

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Toccoa City Commissioners are expected to consider audit proposals at a work session and regular meeting later today. The city commission is set to meet at 5 p.m. today for a regular meeting at Toccoa City Hall. During the meeting, the commission is scheduled to consider a vote on what firm to go with for the city’s audit services for […]

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Alto Man Arrested After Traffic Stop on Drug Charges

An Alto man faces drug charges after an investigation last week in Habersham County. On Wednesday, a drug investigation involving the Habersham County Sheriff’s Office and the Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office led to the arrest of 31-year-old Cazzie Allen Stewart of Alto. Authorities said the arrest came after a traffic stop was conducted by the Habersham County Sheriff’s Office […]

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Three Martin Men Indicted in Fight

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Franklin County Grand Jury has indicted three Martin men in connection with a fight between a group of adults and a group of juveniles. 23-year old Brandon McCall, 23-year old Jared Coker, and 50-year old Darrin McFarlin were indicted on one count each of aggravated battery, and two counts of cruelty to children […]

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Absentee Ballot Applications Ready As Election Season Warms Up

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The 2016 election season is getting into full swing. Stephens County Registrar Bill Cochran said that his office is already accepting absentee ballot applications and sending out absentee ballots for the May 24 general primary election. Cochran said anyone wanting a mail-in, paper absentee ballot can contact his office during normal business hours to request one. “Voters can request applications […]

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Man Charged in Three Counties Indicted in Franklin Co.

A Demorest man who led Franklin and Stephens County authorities on a high-speed chase in February through two counties has been indicted by the Franklin County Grand Jury. Alton Lee Davidson faces multiple charges in three counties, but in Franklin County he has been indicted on eight different counts, including fleeing and attempting to elude, aggravated assault on a peace […]

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