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Feds To Investigate Habersham Drug Raid

October 8, 2014

Federal authorities say they are now going to investigate the Habersham County drug raid that injured a young child. U.S. Northern District Attorney Sally Quillian Yates said that federal authorities have been participating in the investigation of this incident and now that a state grand jury has declined to return an indictment, her office...

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Grand Jury Calling In State Auditors on School System Finances

October 8, 2014

The Stephens County grand jury is scheduled to continue its inquiry into the Stephens County school system’s financial situation later this month. Court officials said that the grand jury has scheduled a meeting with state auditors for October 29. The grand jury is scheduled to meet with State Auditor Greg Griffin and Education Audit...

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One Killed in Fatal Monday Wreck in Stephens Co.

October 7, 2014

Authorities have released the name of the person killed in a two-vehicle wreck Monday afternoon in Stephens County. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley identified the person killed in the Monday afternoon wreck as 31-year-old Casey Smith of Toccoa. The accident occurred at about 2:15 p.m. Monday on Georgia Highway 106 near Old Mize road...

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Ga. Supreme Court Expected to Hear Sims Case Today

October 7, 2014

The Georgia Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments today in the case of a Toccoa man seeking a new trial on a 2012 felony murder conviction. The Mountain Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s office is appealing to the state Supreme Court a Superior Court order granting a new trial to Steve A. Sims,...

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No Charges in Habersham Drug Raid

October 7, 2014

A Habersham County grand jury has decided not to charge any of the law enforcement officers involved in a drug raid in Habersham County earlier this year. That’s according to numerous media reports, including one in the Atlanta Journal Constitution. The Habersham County grand jury had spent the last six days hearing evidence and...

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October 15 Tax Deadline Approaching For Those Who Requested Extensions

October 7, 2014

The deadline is approaching for those who requested an extension on their federal income taxes to file those with the Internal Revenue Service. October 15 is the last day for those who requested and received an extension on their federal income taxes to file those with the IRS. Internal Revenue Service Spokesperson Mark Green...

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Fire Safety Festival Saturday in Stephens Co.

October 7, 2014

A local organization will promote fire safety at an event this weekend. People First of Stephens County will hold its annual Fire Safety Festival this Saturday at the Fernside Drive Fire Department in Toccoa. People First of Stephens County is an advocacy group for individuals with disabilities. People First Supporter Jeraldine Hayes said the...

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Work on SR 51 Sinkhole in Hart Co. Delayed

October 7, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Recent weather means the Georgia Department of Transportation is no longer expecting to finish the sinkhole repair project on State Route 51/Reed Creek Highway in Hart County by next week as planned. Georgia DOT crews had hoped to continue building back the road last week, but rain showers...

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Wreck on Hwy. 106 in Stephens Co.

October 6, 2014

Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley reported that there is one fatality after an accident today in Stephens County. First responders were called to the scene of a two-vehicle accident on Highway 106, near Old Mize Road, in Stephens County at around 2:15 p.m. Monday. Shirley said a car struck a DOT truck head on....

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Stephens Co. Marks Currahee Military Weekend

October 6, 2014
Stephens Co. Marks Currahee Military Weekend

Stephens County celebrates the men of Camp Toccoa at another Currahee Military Weekend. The annual weekend took place Thursday night through Sunday in Toccoa and Stephens County. It honors the World War II paratroopers who trained at Camp Toccoa before going to fight in the war. On Saturday, the veterans were honored with the...

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