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Missing Person Found Safe

April 19, 2013
Missing Person Found Safe

  The Toccoa Police Department said a woman reported missing has been located and is okay.   Toccoa Police said 32-year-old Jennifer Lauren Curtis, who had a last known address of Toccoa, had not had contact with her family for several days and Friday, police posted an advisory on the department’s Facebook page.  ...

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Stephens Scholars Honored at Thursday Event

April 19, 2013
Stephens Scholars Honored at Thursday Event

An event at Stephens County High School recognizes this year’s “Stephens Scholars.” The sixth annual Stephens Scholars Reception took place Thursday at Stephens County High School. The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce’s Education Committee organizes the program each year to honor high school seniors with outstanding test scores on the SAT, ACT, and ASSET...

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Corps Announces Cutbacks At Lake Hartwell

April 19, 2013

The Savannah District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is announcing reductions in park operations and visitor services at Lake Hartwell this recreation season. The Corps said significant projected budget reductions are the cause for the cut-backs. According to Corps officials, the Stephens County Recreation Area is one of four that will operate...

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SPLOST VI Meeting Set For Monday Morning

April 19, 2013

Preparations are underway for the first joint meeting between the county and its municipalities on SPLOST VI. Officials from Stephens County and the cities of Toccoa, Avalon, and Martin are scheduled to meet Monday at 9 a.m. at the historic county courthouse for the joint SPLOST meeting. During Monday’s meeting, Stephens County Administrator Phyllis...

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Local Bowling Center Holds Ribbon Cutting

April 19, 2013
Local Bowling Center Holds Ribbon Cutting

A local bowling center celebrates new management. The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday for Rose Lanes Bowling to mark new management. Forrest Williams is the new manager. He says Rose Lanes Bowling offers plenty of open bowling and much more. “We have two different kinds of leagues right now,”...

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Seven Arrested in Disabled Person Abuse Case in Rabun Co.

April 19, 2013

By Craig Salmon, WRBN Radio, Clayton Seven people are charged in connection to the alleged abuse of a disabled person in Rabun County earlier this month. The Rabun County Sheriff’s Office announced the charges Wednesday in the case of the alleged abuse of 22-year-old Ashley Hamilton. The announcement follows the execution of a search...

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Collins Gets Sub-committee Vice Chairmanship

April 19, 2013
Collins Gets Sub-committee Vice Chairmanship

9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins is now the Vice-Chair on the Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa. The House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman and Subcommittee Chairman appointed Collins to that position earlier this week. They highlighted his military commitment and time deployed in Iraq as a member of the...

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Man Apparently Stabs Himself After Car Chase

April 18, 2013

A car chase in Toccoa earlier this week ends with an apparent self-inflicted stab wound. Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell said it started Tuesday just before 5 p.m. when Officer Erik Carter performed a traffic stop on Hill Street on a vehicle that failed to stop at a stop sign. “When the vehicle stopped,...

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Grand Jury Hands Down Indictments

April 18, 2013

A Stephens County grand jury has indicted three individuals arrested earlier this month in connection with a multi-county child abuse investigation. This week, true bills of indictment were issued against 36-year-old Willie Grady Newkirk III of Toccoa, 38-year-old Casey Jonathan Norris of Toccoa, and 31-year-old Jessica Joy Sparks of Toccoa on multiple charges. Charges...

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Felton Stephens Resigning as SCHS Principal

April 18, 2013

Stephens County High School will have a new principal next year. According to the Human Resources Report approved by the Stephens County Board of Education Tuesday, current Stephens County High School Principal Felton Stephens will resign from his position as principal at the high school effective June 30. Stephens has been at the high...

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