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Hwy. 441 Back Open in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

April 16, 2013

There is good news today for those planning trips into the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The National Park Service says that U.S. Highway 441, also known as Newfound Gap Road, is back open from Gatlinburg, Tennessee to Cherokee, North Carolina with no restrictions after repairs were made following a landslide along the road...

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SCMS Preparing For CRCT Blitz

April 16, 2013

Stephens County Middle School is preparing for its “After-School CRCT Blitz” over the next couple of weeks. The “blitz” will take place tomorrow and Thursday, April 17 and 18, as well as next Monday and Tuesday, April 22 and 23. Stephens County Middle School said that administrators and teachers have looked at data and...

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Toccoa Police Announces Arrests in Drug, Shoplifting Case

April 15, 2013
Toccoa Police Announces Arrests in Drug, Shoplifting Case

A multi-county investigation last week leads to numerous arrests in connection to drugs and stolen items. Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell said it started with an investigation into some shoplifting cases from the Toccoa Wal-Mart. “Detectives with the Police Department had some shoplifting cases and we had video of people walking out of our...

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Man Receives Life Without Parole in Lavonia Murder Case

April 15, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A South Carolina man receives life without parole plus 20 years in a Lavonia murder case. Superior Court Judge John Bailey handed down that sentence Wednesday to 31-year-old Caleb Fielding of Iva, South Carolina. A jury convicted Fielding in November on murder and related charges in the October...

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IRS Tax Deadline Today

April 15, 2013

If you have not done your taxes yet, today is the day. Tonight at midnight is the deadline to file federal income tax returns or file a form requesting an extension. Internal Revenue Service Spokesman Mark Green said it is crucial that taxpayers make sure they have filed something by the midnight deadline. “Either...

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“CarFit” Event At Senior Center Tuesday

April 15, 2013

The Stephens County Senior Center will host a “CarFit” event on Tuesday. “CarFit” is an educational program that offers older adults the opportunity to check how well their personal vehicles “fit” them. It also provides information on community-specific resources that could enhance their safety as drivers and/or increase their mobility in the community. At...

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Police Blotter

April 15, 2013

Toccoa Police responded to a Big A Road business on Wednesday in reference to a reported theft. According to the report on file, the business told police that its gutter was stolen from the back of the business. The report indicates that the theft occurred sometime between the evening of April 7 and last...

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Two Inches of Rain Fall in Evening, Overnight Storms

April 12, 2013

Nicer weather is on the way this weekend after a rainy and stormy night. Heavy rain and storms moved through northeast Georgia during the evening and overnight hours. So far, the storms have dumped about two inches of rain in downtown Toccoa since last night. There is still a chance of some rain this...

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Stephens Co. Still In Running For Solar Panel Farm Site

April 12, 2013

Stephens County remains in the running to locate a solar panel farm site on land owned by the county’s Development Authority in Eastanollee. Earlier this year, the Stephens County Development Authority applied on behalf of a developer to Georgia Power to locate a solar panel farm site on land the Development Authority owns off...

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Ridership Down on Crescent Line Over Last Six Months

April 12, 2013

Statistics from Amtrak show that ridership on the Crescent line was down over the last six months when compared to the same time period the year before. Amtrak reported this week that the number of riders on the Crescent line was down 5.3 percent for the first six months of Fiscal Year 2013, which...

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