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Downtown Clarkesville Fire Remains Under Investigation

March 10, 2014

Investigators are still working to try to figure out what caused the fire that damaged several businesses on the square in downtown Clarkesville last week. Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner’s Office Spokesman Glenn Allen said that investigators took samples from the scene of the fire and have sent those to the crime lab...

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Ga. DOT Announces Weekly Maintenance Work in Area

March 10, 2014

The Georgia Department of Transportation said it has routine road maintenance planned this week in Stephens and surrounding counties. In Stephens County, a crew is scheduled to mow the rights of way alongside State Route 365.  The DOT said the shoulder will be closed as this work occurs. Moving to Franklin County, a crew...

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Move Clocks Ahead One Hour Saturday Night

March 7, 2014

It is time to spring forward this weekend. People should change their clocks and move them ahead one hour before going to bed Saturday night. Daylight saving time starts at 2 a.m. Sunday. Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens said when changing that clock, take the time to change and check the...

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Toccoa Man Arrested; Connected to Vehicle Break-ins, Home Burglaries

March 7, 2014

A 19-year-old man faces numerous felony charges in connection to a number of alleged vehicle break-ins and burglaries within the Toccoa city limits. Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell said it started when officers were called at about 2:30 a.m. on February 26 in relation to a report of suspicious activity on Curtis Street. “A resident...

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Man Accused of Having Drugs in Toccoa City Court

March 7, 2014

A man faces a drug charge after allegedly taking drugs into Toccoa Municipal Court. A report from the Toccoa Police Department stated that on February 27, a concerned citizen notified court officers that a subject was seen in possession of a glass pipe that was believed to be a drug pipe. Police said the...

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Clarkesville Fire Remains Under Investigation

March 7, 2014

The investigation continues into what caused a fire that heavily damaged businesses on the downtown square in Clarkesville. The fire started late Wednesday night and continued into the early morning hours today. According to the Northeast Georgian, the fire started at Sweet Breads Café on East Water Street and completely destroyed that business. The...

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SCMS Baseball Still Undefeated

March 7, 2014

The Stephens County Middle School baseball team still has not lost a game yet this year. Last Friday, the Rebels defeated Hart County by a final score of 11-6. Then last Saturday, the Rebels swept Habersham in a doubleheader, winning the two games by scores of 19-0 and 10-3 respectively. For the season now,...

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DOT Holds Open House on SR 184 Bridge Replacement

March 7, 2014

The Georgia Department of Transportation will continue to review and solicit comments regarding a planned bridge replacement project in Stephens County. Thursday, DOT officials held an open house at the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. The open house was to solicit comments on the planned replacement of the State Route 184/Prather Bridge...

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Three Arrested in Stephens Co. Drug Bust

March 6, 2014
Three Arrested in Stephens Co. Drug Bust

Three people face charges after law enforcement agencies in two states made what they call a major drug bust in Stephens County last month. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that his office and the Mountain Judicial Circuit N.C.I.S. Drug Team joined with the Oconee County, South Carolina Sheriff’s Office Drug Task Force, the...

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Stephens Co. Schools Working 2014-15 Calendar

March 6, 2014

The Stephens County School System is working on its calendar for the 2014-2015 school year. Right now, the school system has two different calendar options it is looking at. Both of those calendar options call for next school year to start for students on August 11, more than a week earlier than this year’s...

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