Homer Murder Victim Identified

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Banks County officials have released the identity of a murder victim found in home in Homer last week. According to Banks County Sheriff’s spokesperson Sgt. Carrissa McFaddin, the victim is identified as Sonya Gale Phelps, 48, of Homer. McFaddin said Phelps died from ligature strangulation and blunt force head injury. Last week, Banks County […]

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NGTC Students Participate at National SkillsUSA Event

A number of area students at North Georgia Technical College are back after competing in a national competition. Nine North Georgia Tech students recently traveled to Louisville, Kentucky, for the 51st annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skill Conference. NGTC’s Brad Budd of Hephzibah garnered a Silver medal in Photography and Michelle Brewer of Clayton achieved Bronze in the Medical Assisting […]

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Ride Strong Event Leaves This Morning

More than a dozen cyclists will leave Toccoa today and head to Vidalia. It is the first “Ride-Strong” event. The riders are going to Vidalia from Toccoa to raise funds and awareness for the Paul Anderson Park and the Paul Anderson Youth Home. Organizers said the ride honors the legacy of Paul Anderson, who rode a bicycle long distances for […]

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Stephens Co. Eliminates Magistrate Court Clerk Positions; Clerk of Court’s Office Takes Over Work

Stephens County officials are announcing a change in operations regarding the county’s Magistrate Court. According to County Administrator Phyllis Ayers, the county has chosen to assign the clerks’ work for the Magistrate Court to the Stephens County Clerk of Court’s Office, rather than have separate Magistrate Court clerks. Ayers said that move affects two positions specifically. “The cuts that have […]

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21 Dogs Seized From Home; Identity of Owner Released

Authorities have released the identity of a woman charged with animal cruelty after authorities searched her Stephens County home Tuesday. According to Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley, 53-year-old Zina Cobb of Toccoa was arrested on Tuesday. Shirley said it all started with an anonymous tip to authorities. “An anonymous tip came into 911 that dogs were roaming around, a lot […]

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Alleged ID Theft Leads to Two Arrests

A months-long, multi-agency investigation results in two arrests. According to Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley, the investigation began back in April with a report from someone that their identity had been stolen. Shirley said the victim discovered his identity was stolen when he went to purchase a new vehicle. “As a result of what the victim was able to tell […]

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Two Charged in Series of Thefts

Authorities have one person in custody and are looking for a second in connection to a series of thefts and burglaries from a Stephens County residence. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that deputies from his office began investigating a series of thefts and burglaries from a vacant residence on U.S. Highway 123 back on June 8. “These occurred over […]

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Accident Wednesday at By-pass and Cawthon Rd.

An accident in Stephens County Wednesday results in at least one injury. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that the accident occurred at the intersection of the Toccoa By-pass and Cawthon Road. Shirley said that a woman was driving a vehicle that collided with a wrecker. The sheriff said the woman was trapped inside the vehicle and had to be extricated […]

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Toccoa Veterans Service Office Re-opening, Says State

The Toccoa office of the Georgia Department of Veterans Service is back to its normal operations. Officials with the state’s Veterans Service Office announced this week that service to all of its satellite locations is resuming. That took effect on Monday and includes the Toccoa satellite office. Georgia Department of Veterans Service Spokesman Jon Suggs said that it is now […]

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