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Man Indicted In 2012 Vehicle Theft

September 4, 2014

A Toccoa man indicted earlier this year in connection to a 2012 fatal motorcycle accident now faces a separate true bill of indictment in connection to a 2012 vehicle theft in Stephens County. Grand jurors in Stephens County issued a true bill of indictment against Joshua Lamar Hanley on Wednesday on charges of Burglary...

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Bell Named VP of Peace Officers’ Association of Ga.

September 4, 2014
Bell Named VP of Peace Officers’ Association of Ga.

Stephens County Commissioner and Comer Police Chief Dennis Bell is the new Vice President of the Peace Officers’ Assocation of Georgia. Bell was elected to that position at the association’s annual conference on August 27 in Savannah. He said he appreciates the support he received from the association’s members in being nominated and elected...

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Stephens Co. Receives Seized Bobcat, Trailer From Drug Arrest

September 4, 2014
Stephens Co. Receives Seized Bobcat, Trailer From Drug Arrest

Stephens County receives a piece of equipment thanks to a drug arrest earlier this year. Sheriff Randy Shirley presented a Bobcat and trailer to the county at the Jail on Tuesday. Back in February, the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office, Mountain Judicial Circuit N.C.I.S. Drug Team, and numerous other agencies served a search warrant at...

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Services Set for Man With Stephens Co. Family Ties Killed in NW Ga. Parachuting Accident

September 4, 2014

Funeral arrangements have been announced for a man with family ties to Toccoa that died in a parachuting accident last weekend. A memorial service for 27-year-old Donald “Donnie” Bragg will be held Tuesday at 9 a.m. at Henderson Falls Park in Toccoa. Bragg passed away over the weekend in Polk County, Georgia. According to...

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Work Continues On Gas Line In Wal-Mart, Memorial Drive Area in Toccoa

September 4, 2014

Work is expected to continue through tonight or tomorrow on a gas line project related to the Highway 17 widening project near Memorial Drive and Wal-Mart along Big A Road. Crews got started Wednesday morning on the project and are expected to work through rain or shine, day and night, until the work is...

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Job Fair Scheduled for Habersham County This Month

September 4, 2014

A career expo is set for later this month in Habersham County. The Georgia Department of Labor’s Habersham Career Center, Georgia Mountains Regional Commission’s Workforce Development office, Main Street programs in Clarkesville and Cornelia, and others will co-sponsor the Main Street Career Expo on Tuesday, September 16, in Cornelia. The expo will be held...

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Franklin Co. Government Receives Land Donation From TruVista

September 4, 2014

Franklin County government is the recipient of a donation of land from a local business. At last week’s Franklin County Board of Commission work session, executives with TruVista signed the paperwork that donates to Franklin County approximately four acres of land at the intersection of Starr’s Bridge and Blacksnake Road near Carnesville. Franklin County...

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Wilbros EPD Appeal Ruling Could Come in November

September 3, 2014

Attorneys on both sides of the Wilbros’ appeal of an EPD administrative order calling on the facility to close will soon work on preparing final closing statements for the judge hearing the appeal case. The hearing phase of Wilbros’ appeal of the EPD order concluded last Thursday in Atlanta after three full days of...

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DOT To Close Moore Circle Northern Intersection with 17 Friday For Good

September 3, 2014

One of the intersections of Moore Circle and Georgia Highway 17 will close permanently later this week. The Georgia Department of Transportation announced on Tuesday that it would close the northern intersection of Moore Circle with Highway 17 permanently effective Friday morning. DOT Spokesperson Teri Pope said that there are multiple reasons for the...

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Work Starting This Morning Near Wal-Mart on Big A Road

September 3, 2014

Crews will begin work this morning on a gas line project in the area of the Toccoa Wal-Mart that will affect traffic in that area over the next couple of days. Toccoa Utilities Director Harry Scott said crews will be on site starting at about 7 a.m. today in the area of Memorial Drive...

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