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Arrest Warrants Issued In Drug Investigation in Toccoa

April 10, 2014
Arrest Warrants Issued In Drug Investigation in Toccoa

A number of people face drug charges after law enforcement officers visited several hotels in Toccoa Wednesday. The Toccoa Police Department and Mountain Judicial Circuit N.C.I.S. Drug Team, with assistance from the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office and Habersham County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit, began serving several arrest warrants against the individuals Wednesday in an...

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Stephens Co. Commission Candidate Forum Tonight

April 10, 2014

Voters in Stephens County will have a chance to hear from the candidates for Stephens County Commission later today. AM 630 WNEG and the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce are sponsoring a candidate forum today at 5:30 p.m. at the Schaefer Center in downtown Toccoa. Today’s forum will feature the candidates for Posts 1,...

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Former Franklin Co. Insurance Agent Arrested for Insurance Fraud

April 10, 2014

A former Franklin County insurance agent faces insurance fraud and other charges after a state investigation. Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens announced the arrest of 34-year-old James Travis Williams on Tuesday. Williams is the former owner and operator of Tri-County Insurance Agency in Royston. Hudgens’ office says Williams was charged with 15 counts of...

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Toccoa-Stephens Co. One of “Four for the Future”

April 10, 2014

Toccoa and Stephens County are receiving recognition for the “Toccoa-Stephens County Tomorrow” program. Earlier this week, the city and county were recognized by Georgia Trend magazine and the University of Georgia’s Public Service and Outreach division with a “Four for the Future” award. Georgia Trend magazine says the award is designed to recognize communities...

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Hearing for Wilbros EPD Order Appeal Could Be In May

April 10, 2014

Reports indicate a hearing on the Georgia Environmental Protection Division’s administrative order to shut down the Wilbros facility in Stephens County could happen next month. The hearing for a judge to hear Wilbros’ appeal of that order is reportedly scheduled for the week of May 12th, but no exact date has been set yet....

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Lanier Scores 3 in 6th to Edge Indians

April 10, 2014

The Stephens County Indian baseball team dropped the opening game of its two-game series with Lanier Wednesday, falling 7-5 to the Longhorns in Sugar Hill. The Longhorns rallied from a 5-4 deficit in the bottom of the sixth, scoring three runs. ┬áThe big hit was a two-run triple by Lanier’s Matthew Ramsey. Indian starting...

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Stephens Co. Kindergarten Registration Starts Today

April 10, 2014

Kindergarten registration is underway starting today in Stephens County. The Stephens County School System is holding Kindergarten registration today from 4 to 6 p.m. and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration for Kindergarten will take place at each of the county’s elementary schools. Children must be five years old on or before...

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Cause Undetermined In Carter’s Royal Dispos-All Fire

April 9, 2014

No one was hurt after a fire Tuesday at a Stephens County business. Crews from Big Smith, Shiloh, and Eastanollee Fire Departments responded to Carter’s Royal Dispos-All off of Rock Creek Road in Stephens County Tuesday just after 11 a.m. Big Smith Fire Chief Jonathan Jordan said that vehicles towards the back of the...

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Challenges Faced In Repairing Stephens Roads, Says County

April 9, 2014

Stephens County Public Works Director Tim Mitchem said his crews are doing the best they can to keep up with road repairs and maintenance throughout the county. Mitchem spoke to county commissioners about the county’s road situation on Tuesday. Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said there is a backlog of county roads in dire...

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Grafton Welcomed to Stephens Co. Commission

April 9, 2014

The Stephens County Commission officially welcomes its newest member. New Stephens County Commissioner Michelle Grafton attended her first meeting as a county commissioner on Tuesday morning. Grafton was elected last month to serve through December 31 to complete the term of the late Harold Andrews, who passed away last Fall. She takes the place...

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