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Stephens Co. Coat Drive Underway

November 27, 2012

An annual coat drive to help local children and adults stay warm during the winter months is underway in Stephens County. This is the fourth annual coat drive organized by Family Connection and Communities in Schools of Stephens County, formerly known as Partners for Success. The organization’s Executive Director, Toni Childress, said they are...

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Stephens Co. Grand Jury Indicts Six In Home Invasion That Turned Deadly

November 27, 2012

A Stephens County grand jury has indicted multiple people on murder and related charges in connection to an alleged September home invasion that resulted in the death of one of the intruders. The true bill of indictment issued Monday lists six names: Mack Javares Cunningham, of Athens; Qym Dashun Johnson, of Canon; Robert Luther...

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Stephens Co. Commission To Meet Today

November 27, 2012

Stephens County Commissioners will meet this morning for a regularly scheduled meeting. The meeting is set to start at 8:30 a.m. in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. Commissioners will begin with a work session on the agenda items. Items on the agenda include an update from Toccoa-Stephens...

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Eastanollee Rd. To Be Closed Today

November 27, 2012

The Stephens County Public Works Department is announcing a partial road closure for later this morning. According to officials, Eastanollee Road in the 700 block will be closed beginning at around 8 a.m. for a culvert change in that area. Flags and signs will be posted. The road will be closed through at least...

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Stephens Co. Jury Duty Announcement

November 27, 2012

Stephens County Clerk of Court Tim Quick said Monday that all jurors that were summoned to report Tuesday, November 27, do not have to report. He said jury duty has been cancelled for the rest of the week.

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Arrests Made in Hart Co. Burglaries

November 27, 2012

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Four suspects are behind bars in Hart County charged in connection with two separate burglaries. According to Hart County Sheriff Mike Cleveland, the first string of burglaries started about two weeks ago in a neighborhood near the Georgia/South Carolina state line. On November 18, three people were arrested....

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BBB Offers Online Shopping Tips

November 26, 2012

Today is Cyber Monday, the big day for shopping online for the holidays. With many people shopping online, the Better Business Bureau is offering a number of tips to make sure that the online shopping experience is a safe one. Northeast Georgia Better Business Bureau President Fred Elsberry said that the most important thing...

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Holiday Travel Figures Released

November 26, 2012

The final traffic numbers are in from state officials for the Thanksgiving holiday travel period. The 102-hour Thanksgiving holiday travel period ended at midnight with 19 traffic fatalities reported across the state, according to the Georgia Department of Public Safety. The Georgia State Patrol investigated 11 of the 19 fatal crashes that occurred between...

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Corps Makes Two Announcements Regarding Hartwell

November 26, 2012

The Savannah District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it is beginning seasonal weekend closures at the visitor’s centers at both Lakes Hartwell and Russell. According to the Corps, from now through February 24, the visitor’s centers will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Officials said that...

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Area Unemployment Figures Released

November 26, 2012

Preliminary unemployment figures for October show that Stephens County’s unemployment rose last month. According to figures released last week from the Georgia Department of Labor, the preliminary October unemployment rate in Stephens County is 8.9 percent. That represents a four-tenth of a percentage point increase from the revised September rate of 8.5 percent. The...

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