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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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Meeting Held On Eastanollee Post Office Hours

April 18, 2013
Meeting Held On Eastanollee Post Office Hours

A small group turns out for a public meeting on a proposed reduction in retail hours at the Eastanollee Post Office. Toccoa area U.S. Postal Service Manager of Post Office Operations Pam Soles spoke with about ten people in the lobby of the Eastanollee Post Office Wednesday. The Postal Service is proposing to reduce...

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SCHS To Get Rid of A-B Scheduling Next Year

April 18, 2013

Stephens County High School plans to move completely back to traditional block scheduling next year. High School staff made a presentation on the matter to the Stephens County Board of Education Tuesday. Currently, some classes at the high school take place every other day for the whole year, known as an A/B schedule, while...

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Man Enters Plea in Battery Case

April 18, 2013

A Stephens County man will spend seven years in prison after entering a plea in a battery case involving a child. According to court documents, 26-year-old Joseph Andrew Graham of Eastanollee entered an Alford plea last month on a charge of aggravated battery in Stephens County Superior Court. A defendant does not admit guilt...

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Shelter Board Meets, Will Not Re-hire Citrullo

April 17, 2013

Three weeks after the immediate resignation of Bob Citrullo as Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter Executive Director, the search for his replacement is picking up. The shelter board met Tuesday and discussed the executive director’s position, as well as ongoing operations. During the meeting, Board member Joan Allen expressed a desire to pursue re-hiring Citrullo....

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SCHS Receives LEED Certification

April 17, 2013
SCHS Receives LEED Certification

The new Stephens County High School is officially a LEED certified building. The school system held a plaque unveiling ceremony for its LEED recognition Tuesday at the high school. LEED recognition comes from the Georgia Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council. David Freedman is the Executive Director of that organization. He said the...

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