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Multiple Drug Arrests Announced

January 30, 2014
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Local law enforcement agencies are announcing a number of arrests on drug charges. First on January 19, the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office, working with the Mountain Judicial Circuit N.C.I.S. Team and Toccoa Police, served a search warrant at a residence on Rebekah   Drive in Toccoa. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that authorities...

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Toccoa Police Release 2013 Numbers

January 30, 2014
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The Toccoa Police Department is reporting a significant rise in the number of drug arrests and drug investigations in the city in 2013. Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell recently released the 2013 year-end statistics for the police department. Those numbers show that in 2013, the Toccoa Police Department made 117 drug arrests and conducted...

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Stephens Co. Special Election Qualifying Starts Today

January 30, 2014
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After inclement weather closed county government offices Wednesday, candidate qualifying should start today for the special election to fill the unexpired term of the late Harold Andrews on the Stephens County Commission. Interested candidates will be able to qualify at the Stephens County Registrar’s Office starting at 9 a.m. today. The Stephens County Registrar’s...

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DOT Tells Motorists to Watch Out for Black Ice

January 30, 2014
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The Georgia Department of Transportation is warning drivers to be on the lookout for black ice this morning in northeast Georgia. DOT crews are working throughout Northeast Georgia, monitoring conditions and checking bridges, shady areas and the higher elevations for icing in the 21 counties service area. Northeast Georgia DOT District Engineer Bayne Smith...

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Snow, Ice Causing Problems on Roads

January 29, 2014
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The snow is no longer falling, but the aftermath remains. Georgia Department of Transportation Spokesperson Teri Pope said that the agency’s road crews are running into problems not just in northeast Georgia, but statewide. “There are still very hazardous conditions from northeast Georgia to Savannah,” said Pope.  “The best place to stay is where...

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National Weather Service Says Better Weather Coming After Winter Weather Advisory

January 29, 2014
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By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A winter weather advisory is still in effect for Stephens County and most of the area today until noon. “It goes through noon today for the entire area,” said John Tomko, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg, this morning. “That is for black ice on the...

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Wilbros Appeal of EPD Order Filed

January 29, 2014
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The Georgia Office of State Administrative Hearings will handle the appeal filed by Wilbros against the administrative order issued last week by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division. The EPD said it has received an official petition appealing the order the agency issued last week to revoke the Rose Lane facility’s environmental permits and close...

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Art Exhibit Opens in Toccoa

January 29, 2014
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Toccoa cuts the ribbon on a visit from a traveling art exhibit. The “Inspired Georgia” exhibit was unveiled Tuesday in an opening ceremony at the Mitchell Allen Meeting Room in the historic train depot in downtown Toccoa. Main Street Toccoa, the Currahee Artists’ Guild, and the Stephens County Historical Society are teaming up to...

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Snow Falling, Authorities Urge Caution

January 28, 2014
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It’s a wintry day in Toccoa. Snow has continued for much of the afternoon. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley says that roads were getting slick at 3 p.m. with a couple of accidents already taking place. He says secondary roads are especially tricky and urges people to stay off the roads unless absolutely necessary...

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Toccoa Commission Approves Two Purchases

January 28, 2014
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Toccoa City Commissioners make two equipment purchases. Monday, commissioners unanimously approved both the purchase of a new computer server and the purchase of a tag reader for the Toccoa Police Department. City Manager Billy Morse said Toccoa’s current computer server needs to be replaced. “The city does have a computer hard drive server that...

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