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Toccoa Commission Expresses Concern About Proposed Water Project

May 16, 2013

Some Toccoa City Commissioners are expressing concern about a proposed multi-million dollar project to interconnect water systems in northeast Georgia. Madison and Elbert County officials are seeking money from the Governor’s Water Supply Program for water improvements in five northeast Georgia counties, Stephens, Franklin, Madison, Elbert, and Oglethorpe. According to officials, they are seeking...

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I-85 Crash Victim Identified

May 16, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Authorities have identified the person killed when a high-speed chase through two counties on Interstate 85 ended in a wreck Tuesday afternoon. According to officials, the person killed is 19-year-old Marion Ahlexus Shore of McDonough. She was killed when 21-year old Thanquarius Calhoun of McDonough crashed while fleeing...

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Police Blotter

May 16, 2013

A Toccoa man faces a felony charge in relation to the burglary of a local convenience store. Police said they arrested 34-year-old Gerry Patrick Thornton of Toccoa on a felony burglary charge. Authorities alleged that Thornton broke the front window of Zebo’s on the corner of South Pond Street and Collins Road late Monday...

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Wilbros Civil Trial Continued

May 15, 2013

The Wilbros civil trial will not start next Tuesday as was first scheduled. Stephens County Attorney Brian Ranck said Judge Robert Adamson has granted a continuance in the trial at the request of Wilbros in order to allow Wilbros to construct and implement an “in vessel” composting process. According to Ranck, “in vessel” composting...

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Stephens Co. Honors “Top Five”

May 15, 2013

Stephens County honors its “Top Five.” The annual Toccoa Rotary Club Top Five Banquet took place Tuesday night at Stephens County High School. The banquet honors Stephens County High School graduating seniors who have performed academically in the top five percent in their class. Toccoa Rotary Club President-Elect the Rev. Mary Demmler said it...

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Arrests Announced in Burglaries

May 15, 2013

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office is announcing a number of arrests in connection to multiple burglaries. According to Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley, the first burglary was on April 20 on Oak Valley Road and also included burglaries over the following week on Brookhaven Circle, Pine View Road, and Whispering Pines Road. Shirley said...

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One Dead, Two Injured After I-85 High Speed Chase Tuesday

May 15, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A McDonough, Georgia man faces multiple charges after leading authorities in two counties on a high-speed chase up Interstate 85 that ended in the death of one of his passengers. It happened about 2 p.m. Tuesday and began in Banks County when deputies there tried to stop a...

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Stephens Co. Holding Firm on SPLOST VI Negotiations

May 14, 2013

Stephens County Commissioners are holding firm to their call to receive 75 percent of the revenues if voters approve SPLOST VI this Fall. Representatives from the county, along with the cities of Toccoa and Martin attended a joint SPLOST VI meeting Monday at Toccoa City Hall. Avalon was not in attendance. During the meeting,...

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Stephens Commission Meeting Today

May 14, 2013

The Stephens County Commission will gather this morning for a regularly scheduled meeting and work session. County commissioners will start at 8:30 a.m. in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. At 8:30 a.m., county commissioners will hold a work session on the scheduled agenda items. Following the work...

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Ga. DOT Announces Area Road Work

May 14, 2013

The Georgia Department of Transportation is announcing road work for this week in Stephens and surrounding counties. In Stephens County, the DOT said that a crew will be sealing cracks that developed in the asphalt on State Route 365. Work is also scheduled in neighboring counties as well. The DOT said a crew will...

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