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Grand Jury Hands Out True Bills of Indictment

January 15, 2015

A Stephens County grand jury indicts a man on charges of attempting to commit extortion against a local business. The grand jury handed down a true bill of indictment against Robert Pietrowicz on Tuesday for three counts of Criminal Attempt to Commit a Felony. Pietrowicz, who is from Clayton, was arrested on the charges...

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SCSO Investigates Dog Incident

January 15, 2015

Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley says authorities have completed an investigation in to an incident involving a dog recently in the county. WNEG received concerns that were also posted on social media regarding someone who had allegedly castrated a dog on their own. The sheriff says after meeting with Magistrate Judge Don Tabor, authorities...

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City Gets Update on Ward Creek Project

January 15, 2015

A project designed to try to solve sewer overflows at the Ward Creek Lift Station is on hold temporarily while issues are resolved. City commissioners received an update on the project Monday. Plans are to install a secondary sewer line to help with the flow of wastewater from the Ward Creek Lift Station to...

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City Signs Jail Housing Agreement

January 15, 2015

The city of Toccoa signs off on a jail inmate housing agreement with Stephens County. City commissioners unanimously voted to approve the agreement Monday night that covers the housing of city inmates at the Stephens County Jail. According to Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse, city and county officials agreed at a joint meeting last...

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City of Toccoa Creates Budget for Golf Fund

January 14, 2015

The city of Toccoa sets its budget for the rest of the fiscal year for the golf department. Monday, Toccoa City Commissioners voted on a budget amendment to create a budget for the municipal golf fund for the rest of the current fiscal year, which runs through June 30. During a work session prior...

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Bell Takes Over As Commission Chair

January 14, 2015

Stephens County Commissioners select their chair and vice-chair for the year ahead. Tuesday, county commissioners met and unanimously elected Dennis Bell to serve as Chairman of the Stephens County Commission in 2015. Bell served as Vice-Chair in 2014 and says he looks forward to serving as chairman in the year ahead. He said he...

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Stephens Co. Commission Makes Ordinance Adjustment

January 14, 2015

Stephens County Commissioners make a change to the door to door peddlers and solicitors ordinance. Commissioners approved the changes Tuesday. Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said the changes were designed to help with the implementation of the ordinance. According to Ayers, the changes were suggested by the sheriff and probate judge. The vote on...

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One Injured in Monday Accident

January 14, 2015

A White County resident is hurt in a one-vehicle accident Monday in Stephens County. According to the Toccoa post of the Georgia State Patrol, the accident occurred on Monday just before 4:30 p.m. on Highway 17 Alternate, or Falls Road/Talmadge Drive. The Georgia State Patrol says that a dump truck driven by 42-year-old Darryl...

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Rep. Powell Celebrates 25 Years in Legislature

January 14, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia As the 152nd Georgia General Assembly reconvenes this week, a northeast Georgia State Representative is celebrating a political milestone. This year marks Alan Powell’s 25th year in the State House of Representatives. Powell represents District 32, which covers Franklin County, Hart County, and part of Madison County. He...

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Indian Basketball Games Cancelled For Tonight

January 13, 2015

Stephens County High School has cancelled its basketball games scheduled for tonight against Elbert County.  Nothing has been announced regarding re-scheduling the games.

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