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Stephens Co. Added To List of Counties Under State of Emergency by Gov.

February 18, 2015

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal says a state of emergency over the winter weather this week was extended into Stephens County. Stephens County is one of 24 counties that the Georgia Emergency Management Agency says ended up under the state of emergency that was first declared for 15 counties on Monday prior to the storm...

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Police Blotter

February 18, 2015

A Toccoa resident is reporting a burglary to police. An officer responded to a Falls Park Drive residence on Sunday in reference to a burglary that had already occurred. In the report, a woman says that someone entered her home through a kitchen window sometime on Saturday and took an RCA tablet, LG phone,...

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Toccoa Native Completes Basic Training

February 18, 2015

A Toccoa native graduates from Basic Combat Training in the Army. Army Pvt. Tyrin K. Merritt has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Benning, Ga. During the nine-week training period, the Army says the trainee received instruction in drill and ceremony, weapons, rifle marksmanship and bayonet training, chemical warfare, field training and tactical exercises, armed and unarmed combat,...

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One Arrested on Drug Charge

February 17, 2015
One Arrested on Drug Charge

An investigation by local and regional authorities leads to a drug arrest in Toccoa. The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office, Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office, and Georgia Department of Corrections K-9 Unit served a search warrant recently at a residence on Emily Street. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that search warrant was just one...

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Search for Missing Kayaker Suspended

February 17, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The search for a missing kayaker on Lake Hartwell has been suspended temporarily. Dive teams and rescuers from the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources and Georgia Department of Natural Resources, as well as elsewheer canvassed the lake throughout the weekend in an attempt to locate 64-year old...

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Indian Wrestlers Have Successful State Tourney

February 17, 2015

The Stephens County High School wrestling team pulls in its highest finish in decades. As a team, the Indians took 17th place at this past weekend’s state AAAA wrestling tournament in Macon. This year’s finish was five points away from a top 12 finish, the highest since 1969. Also, the Indians had their first...

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TFC Sports Update

February 17, 2015

It was a busy weekend for athletics at Toccoa Falls College. First, the TFC baseball team lost two of three games with Truett McConnell. TFC won the one game, 2-1, but lost the others 10-7 in 10 innings and 14-4. Meanwhile, the Toccoa Falls men’s basketball team had a huge win on Friday night,...

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Winter Weather Advisory Taking Effect Later Today in Stephens Co.

February 16, 2015

A winter weather advisory is in effect for Stephens County starting at noon today and lasting through Tuesday at 7 a.m. National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg Meteorologist Neil Dixon said, however, that most of the precipitation in Stephens County is expected to be of the unfrozen variety. “Fortunately, most of the precipitation that develops later...

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Wilbros Stay Hearing Called “Victory” By Stephens Co. Attorney

February 16, 2015

Stephens County Attorney Brian Ranck called a hearing on the Wilbros’ matter with the Georgia Environmental Protection Division Friday a major victory for the community. On Friday, a Fulton County Superior Court Judge heard Wilbros’ motion for a stay on the EPD’s administrative order revoking Wilbros’ solid waste and wastewater discharge permits while Wilbros...

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Stephens Co. Schools To Look For $2.6 Million More In Cuts

February 16, 2015

Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey said that the Stephens County School System must cut another $2.6 million from its budget in the next fiscal year that starts July 1 in order to push the need to borrow money back past July in calendar year 2016. Dorsey gave the Stephens County Board of Education...

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