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Couple from Normandy Visits Military Museum

February 19, 2015

A couple with a tie to current day Normandy, France and the owners of a piece of D-Day history visit Stephens County. David and Sue Chapman own a home in Normandy, France that served as the headquarters for Colonel Robert Sink, the leader of the “Band of Brothers” paratrooper unit that trained in Toccoa,...

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Work To Restore Power Continues

February 18, 2015

A couple of hundred Georgia Power customers in Stephens County appear to still be without power this morning after the ice storm Monday night into Tuesday morning. According to information on the Georgia Power website, the main outage appears to be in the Martin area, where there are more than 100 outages, though scattered...

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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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