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Emergency Preparedness Drill Set For Monday

March 8, 2013

Officials with Stephens County Hospital are reporting that area law enforcement and first responders will be participating in an emergency preparedness drill Monday (March 11). Stephens County Hospital Nursing Director Faye Taylor said that several different agencies will participate in the drill Monday.

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Drug Investigation Nets Two Arrests

March 8, 2013
Drug Investigation Nets Two Arrests

Two people, including a Toccoa man, face drug charges as a result of a multi-agency drug investigation. According to Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley, special agents of the Mountain Judicial Circuit N.C.I.S. Drug Team and deputies from the Habersham County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant on the 200 block of West Water Street...

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Hicks Outlines Changes to TAVT System

March 8, 2013

Stephens County Tax Commissioner Dene Hicks says that a new bill signed by Governor Nathan Deal is already adjusting the newly implement Title Ad Valorem Tax system. Last Friday, the new Title Ad Valorem Tax took effect. Under that law, purchases of vehicles starting last Friday and moving forward will now be exempt from...

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Stephens Co. Hosts GDA Retreat

March 8, 2013
Stephens Co. Hosts GDA Retreat

The Georgia Downtown Association board gathers in Stephens County for an annual meeting. The GDA board, ex officio members, and staff held the organization’s annual planning retreat on February 26 and 27 at the Currahee Club. Toccoa Main Street Director Connie Tabor said that the annual retreat provides the board an opportunity to look...

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Move Clocks Ahead Saturday Night

March 8, 2013
Move Clocks Ahead Saturday Night

It’s time to spring ahead this weekend. Daylight saving time starts Sunday morning and people should move their clocks ahead one hour before going to bed on Saturday night. Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens said when people change their clocks, they should also change the batteries in their smoke alarms. “It...

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Prescribed Burn Today in Stephens Co.

March 7, 2013

The U.S. Forest Service is conducting a prescribed burn today in Stephens County. According to the Forest Service, the burn is taking place over about 734 acres in the Pear Orchard area of the Lake Russell Wildlife Management Area, about halfway between Cornelia and Toccoa. The purpose of the burn is fuel reduction to...

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Monday Chase in Stephens Co. Leads to One Arrest

March 7, 2013

Stephens County authorities have an Oconee County, South Carolina woman in custody after a cross-state chase earlier this week. According to Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley, the chase took place Monday night and started across the river in Oconee County. “Oconee County Sheriff’s deputies were involved in a high-speed chase that came into Stephens...

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Franklin Co. Man Indicted in Fiancee’s Death

March 7, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A Franklin County grand jury has indicted Brent Shubert for the murder of his fiancée, 33-year old Bonny Anne Cooner. According to court documents released Tuesday, Shubert was indicted on one count of malice murder, one count of felony murder and one count of concealing the death of...

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Wilbros Trial Could Happen As Early as May 21

March 7, 2013

A signed order from the judge in the Wilbros civil case says that a trial on the case could take place in late May. According to the order signed by Judge Robert Adamson, the Court will schedule trial before a jury to start on May 21 or as soon as practical thereafter as a...

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No Problems With Elimination of Stickers at Stephens Co. Convenience Sites

March 7, 2013

Stephens County Commission Chairman Stanley London says the elimination of stickers for garbage at the county’s convenience sites is going well. Starting Friday, the county eliminated the need to purchase stickers at a cost of 80 cents each to drop off a bag of trash at one of the county’s convenience sites. Prior to...

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