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Fire Thursday in Stephens Co.

March 14, 2014

A fire Thursday brought out crews from two states. Departments from both Stephens County and Oconee County, South Carolina both responded to a structure fire Thursday afternoon in Stephens County. The fire was called out just before 3 p.m. Thursday and occurred on Estathoe Circle.  That is on the shores of Lake Hartwell in Stephens...

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Wilbros Written Order Released by Judge

March 14, 2014

After finding the Wilbros facility in contempt of court and issuing a verbal order in an attempt to stop the odors, Judge Robert Adamson’s written order is out and provides more details on how he will determine whether or not Wilbros is in compliance with his order. Judge Adamson issued the official written order...

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Special Election Early Voting Ends Today in Stephens Co.

March 14, 2014

Time is running out for those who want to vote early in the special election to fill the unexpired term of the late Harold Andrews on the Stephens County Commission. Stephens County Registrar Theresa Kelley said that today is the last day for those who wish to cast their ballots early to do so....

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Artist John Kollock Remembered

March 14, 2014

Northeast Georgia is remembering a well-known artist and author who passed away earlier this week. John Kollock of Clarkesville passed away on Monday. Debra Hartley with the Currahee Artists’ Guild said that Kollock was a large part of the art world in northeast Georgia. “He was an art historian,” said Hartley.  “He took wonderful...

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Meadows Surgical Arts Celebrates Toccoa Location With Ribbon Cutting

March 14, 2014
Meadows Surgical Arts Celebrates Toccoa Location With Ribbon Cutting

A local business celebrates its return to Toccoa. The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting to celebrate the new Toccoa location for Meadows Surgical Arts on Memorial Drive in the business center located next to The Home Depot. The business’s Kathryn Meadows said they offer a number of different services. One...

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Lavonia Main Street Program Recognized

March 14, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The City of Lavonia is being honored by the State once again for its Main Street Program. Recently, the Georgia Department of Community Affairs’ Office of Downtown Development awarded Lavonia for having the greatest volunteer support among Main Street programs across the state. Lavonia Downtown Development Authority Executive...

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All Clear After Fire Crews Respond to Local Industry

March 13, 2014
All Clear After Fire Crews Respond to Local Industry

Everything is back to normal after fire crews responded to a Stephens County industry this morning. Crews from Toccoa’s Station 10 and 11 responded to Team Metal Finishing on the Clary Connector between 8 and 8:30 a.m. this morning. They were assisted by crews from Carnes Creek and Eastanollee. Toccoa Fire Chief Tommy Ayers...

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SCSO Arrests Two After Searching Long Circle Residence

March 13, 2014

Two people face drug charges after Stephens County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a Toccoa residence last weekend. This week, Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said his office has arrested 18-year-old Whitleigh Sharee Swinton of Toccoa and taken warrants against 27-year-old Jamal Marcus Brown of Toccoa in connection to the incident. Swinton is charged...

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Investigation Into Clarkesville Square Fire Ongoing

March 13, 2014

Investigators have still not figured out what caused last week’s major fire on the Square in downtown Clarkesville. The fire took place during the overnight hours of Wednesday into Thursday last week, causing heavy damage to a number of buildings. State investigators were on the scene last week collecting samples to send off for...

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Toccoa PD Arrests Two After Traffic Stop

March 13, 2014

Two Franklin County men face drug charges in Stephens County after a traffic stop last week. Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell said that Officer Erick Carter stopped a 1997 Honda Accord on Currahee Street near its intersection with Big A Road last Friday evening. Jarrell said the traffic stop resulted in the arrest of...

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