Third Arrest in Martin Fight

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A third person has been arrested in connection with a fight that broke out in Martin last month. Athens office GBI Agent in Charge Jesse Maddox said a third suspect turned himself in this week. “Brandon McCall, a 23-year old male from Martin was arrested,” Maddox said. “He was charged with aggravated battery and […]

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All-Male Talent Show Set for Saturday

The Schaefer Center in downtown Toccoa is hosting a talent show this weekend. An all-male talent show will take place on Saturday at 5 p.m. at the Schaefer Center. Jeraldine Hayes is one of the organizers for the event. She said they moved the event to the Schaefer Center this year for more room and they feel it is a […]

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City, Camp Fire Reach Pool Management Agreement

The city of Toccoa will once again work with Camp Fire on the operation of the Doyle Street Pool this coming summer. On Monday, the Toccoa City Commission unanimously approved a new agreement with Camp Fire for it to operate the pool for the city again this year. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said this agreement replaces the one-year agreement […]

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Indians Edged By Madison Co.

Madison County scored an unearned run in the bottom of the sixth inning Wednesday night and edged the Stephens County Indians 6-5 in Danielsville. Once again, Stephens County had the lead after three innings, 5-3, but the Red Raiders scored two in the fifth inning and one in the sixth inning to pick up the win. The Red Raiders got […]

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Ga. DOT Approves Local Bridge Project

The Georgia Department of Transportation said that a Stephens County bridge project is among those that the department awarded earlier this month. Georgia DOT officials said that the department has awarded the construction of a bridge and approaches along State Route 184, or Prather Bridge Road, over Toccoa Creek. According to the DOT, the project totals about .15 of a […]

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This Week is Flood Safety Preparedness Week

Flood Safety Preparedness Week in Georgia is this week and Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens wants to remind Georgians that a flood insurance policy can be a valuable addition to standard homeowners, renters and business owners’ coverage. Hudgens said that purchasing flood insurance should be an important consideration for all consumers. He added that it is estimated that between 20 and […]

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Stephens Co. School Calendar Approved

The Stephens County Board of Education approves the 2016-2017 school calendar. Tuesday, the board approved a 2016-2017 school calendar that has students starting on August 4 and going for 180 days. An initial motion to approve the calendar as presented failed after it ended in a 3-3 tie, with Tony Crunkleton, Jim Bellamy, and Jim Ledford voting in opposition; while […]

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