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Funeral Services Set For Kim Lanier

October 2, 2014

Funeral services are set for Kim Lanier. Lanier will be laid to rest at 2 p.m. on Saturday at Toccoa Creek Baptist Church. Also, organizers have announced that there will be a candlelight vigil for Kim Lanier and to show love and support for the Lanier family tonight at 7 p.m. at the Cutting...

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TFC Volleyball Player Wins Award

October 2, 2014

A Toccoa Falls College volleyball player receives national recognition. TFC’s Kaitlin Weidner has been selected as the National Christian College Athletic Association student-athlete of the week for NCCAA Division II volleyball. Kaitlin is a freshman middle blocker from Corry, Pennsylvania. She had 47 attack attempts and 24 kills with only one error in six...

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Grand Jury Meets Again on School Finance Issue

October 2, 2014

Court officials report that a number of former Stephens County School System administrators met with the Stephens County grand jury Wednesday. The grand jury is meeting with these individuals as part of a fact-finding inquiry into the financial issues that came to light earlier this year regarding the Stephens County school system. Meeting with...

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Sheriff Announces Juvenile Charged in Monday Shooting Death

October 1, 2014

A 15-year-old is charged in connection to the death of his mother in Stephens County on Monday, Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said Tuesday. Authorities have charged the 15-year-old juvenile, whose name was not released by authorities, with malice murder in connection to the shooting death of 46-year-old Kim Lanier at her Prather Bridge...

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NCIS Drug Team Disbands; Stephens Co. Joins Appalachian Drug Task Force

October 1, 2014

The Mountain Judicial Circuit N.C.I.S. Drug Team is no more. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that his office, along with the Rabun and Habersham County Sheriff’s Offices and the Toccoa Police Department, are now members of the Appalachian Drug Task Force starting today. Shirley said the end of the N.C.I.S. Drug Team came...

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Big A Earns Blue Ribbon Designation

October 1, 2014

A Stephens County elementary school receives national recognition. Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Education named Big A Elementary School as a National Blue Ribbon School for 2014. The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program honors public and private elementary, middle, and high schools where students either achieve very high learning standards or are making notable...

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Toccoa Harvest Festival Sign-Ups Underway

October 1, 2014

The Toccoa Main Street program continues to seek vendors for the upcoming Toccoa Harvest Festival. Toccoa’s 38th annual Harvest Festival will take place on Saturday, November 1 and Sunday, November 2. Main Street Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said vendors can sign up to take part in this year’s Harvest Festival through October 16. “We...

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SCHS Softball Splits Opening Games of Region Tourney

October 1, 2014

The Stephens County High School softball team will play North Oconee later today to determine who advances in the Region 8-AAAA softball tournament. The Lady Indians split two games Tuesday with North Oconee in the region touranment’s first round. Stephens County won the first game 3-1, but then lost the second game 9-0. The...

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Jack-Knifed Tractor Trailer Cause of I-85 Delays Tuesday

October 1, 2014

A traffic accident on Interstate 85 in Franklin County caused major traffic delays Tuesday. The accident on Interstate 85 southbound at about 10 a.m. Tuesday at Mile Marker 174, near the Franklin-Hart County line. Reports indicate that an 18-wheeler jack-knifed and landed on its side, crossing all lanes of I-85 southbound and trapping the...

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SCSO, GBI Investigating Death on Prather Bridge Road

September 30, 2014

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office and Georgia Bureau of Investigation are investigating a death Monday morning in Stephens County. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that authorities received a 911 call at around 11 a.m. in regards to a residence on Prather Bridge Road. “We received a 911 call that a shot had been...

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