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First Baptist Church Donates Bus To Stephens Co. Senior Center

May 8, 2014
First Baptist Church Donates Bus To Stephens Co. Senior Center

Toccoa’s First Baptist Church donates a bus to the Stephens County Senior Center. Earlier this year, Stephens County Commissioners had agreed to purchase a bus that the church was selling to use at the Senior Center at a cost of about $13,000. However, the church has decided to donate that bus to the county...

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Sinkhole Repair on SR 51 in Hart Co. To Take Weeks At Least

May 8, 2014

The Georgia Department of Transportation said Wednesday it will take some time to repair a sinkhole that has developed on State Route 51 near Lake Hartwell in Hart County. The sinkhole opened up Tuesday morning at a location on State Route 51 about 6 miles north of Hartwell, along an area of the roadway...

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Martin Rehab Assignment Underway

May 8, 2014

Toccoa native Ethan Martin is in the middle of a rehabilitation assignment in minor league baseball. Martin has been out since March due to right shoulder inflammation. Sunday, he pitched in his first game for the Clearwater Threshers. Clearwater is a Class-A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies that plays in the Florida State League....

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Arrest Made In Defoor Rd. Safety Check Incident

May 7, 2014

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office says a Toccoa man faces charges for fleeing from deputies at a safety check Monday. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that it started at about 1:30 p.m. Monday when a white Jaguar driven by 44-year-old Sidney Fortson of West Spring Street in Toccoa pulled up to the safety...

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Alleged Drug Shipment Leads To Arrest

May 7, 2014
Alleged Drug Shipment Leads To Arrest

A Martin man faces drug and other charges after authorities arrested him at his home last week. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said it started last week when authorities received information about a delivery about to take place to a Martin residence. “Tuesday, April 29, the Mountain Judicial (Circuit) N.C.I.S. Team and the Stephens...

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Stephens Co. Celebrates Solar Panel Farm

May 7, 2014
Stephens Co. Celebrates Solar Panel Farm

The community comes together to celebrate Stephens County’s new solar panel farm. Local officials gathered at the solar panel farm on Turner Road Tuesday for a commissioning ceremony. United Renewable Energy of Alpharetta operates the solar panels and leases the land on which the solar panels are located from the Stephens County Development Authority....

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Stephens Co. Planning Commission Holds First Meeting

May 7, 2014

The Stephens County Planning Commission holds its first meeting. The new board met for its first official meeting Tuesday night at the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. In its first order of business, the Planning Commission selected a chair and vice-chair. By a unanimous vote of the board, Mark Smith was elected...

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Sinkhole Develops on SR 51 in Hart Co.

May 7, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A giant sinkhole has closed part of State Route 51 in Hart County. The 20-foot-deep sinkhole opened up Tuesday at 10:45 a.m. and takes up almost the entire northbound lane of State Route 51, about 6 miles north of Hartwell in Hart County. Lake Hartwell is on both...

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Animal Shelter Director Proposes Funding Figure for FY 2015

May 6, 2014

Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter Director Jeff Roberts said he will ask the city of Toccoa and Stephens County for a total of about $452,000 for the next fiscal year. Roberts presented that proposed figure to the Humane Shelter Board at its meeting Monday at Toccoa City Hall. Roberts’ proposed figure would call for the...

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Suspect Caught After Fleeing Traffic Stop, Striking Deputies

May 6, 2014

Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said a suspect is in custody after a deputy was injured and taken to the hospital after stopping a vehicle during a safety check Monday afternoon. The incident occurred in the area of the intersection of Defoor and Pinetree Roads. Shirley said a deputy was taken to Stephens County...

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  • November 14, 2014“12 Angry Men”
  • November 14, 2014Holiday Tours at Hardman Farm State Historic Site
  • November 21, 2014Faith over Fear; Women’s Summit
  • November 22, 2014Pittard Clinic is partnered with Toccoa Junior Women’s Club for a coat and food drive
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