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Area Leaders React to SPLOST VI Vote

November 7, 2013

Area leaders in Stephens County are reacting to the approval of SPLOST VI by county voters on Tuesday. Stephens County voters approved SPLOST VI on Tuesday by a nearly 3 to 1 margin. SPLOST VI will begin on July 1, 2014, picking up right after the current one-cent Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax...

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Drug Operation Leads To Arrests, Charges

November 7, 2013

Four people face charges after a drug investigation last week. Mountain Judicial Circuit N.C.I.S. Drug Team agents, working together with the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office Uniform Patrol and Criminal Investigations Divisions, Toccoa Police Department Uniform Patrol and Criminal Investigation Divisions, and the Habersham County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit, conducted an undercover drug operation in...

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SCSO Announces Theft Arrests

November 7, 2013

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office said four people face theft charges in connection to two different incidents. First, Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that his office arrested two men recently after investigating the theft of more than $7000 in stolen items from a local business. Shirley said items like truck bumpers, batteries, large...

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Franklin Co. Election Recap

November 7, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Lavonia voters said no on Tuesday to a liquor by the drink referendum. Only 84 people cast a ballot out of the population of over 2,000 in that referendum that asked whether local restaurants in Lavonia should be allowed to serve alcohol by the drink on Sundays. Of...

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Scoliosis Screenings This Month at SCMS

November 7, 2013

Stephens County Health Department staff will conduct scoliosis screenings at Stephens County Middle School later this month for 7th and 8th graders. The Health Department said the screenings will take place on Tuesday, November 19. Scoliosis screening is designed to find abnormal spinal curvatures among children in grades 7 and 8. Health Department officials...

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SPLOST VI Passes, Foster Re-elected Martin Mayor

November 6, 2013

Stephens County voters say yes to SPLOST VI. According to final unofficial results Tuesday night, 1001 voters cast ballots in favor of SPLOST VI, while 384 voted against the SPLOST. That is almost a 3-to-1 margin in favor of SPLOST VI, which will continue the one-cent Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax after the...

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Wanted Man From Stephens Co. Found, Arrested in Gwinnett Co.

November 6, 2013

A Toccoa man wanted on drug and other charges in now in custody. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that the United States Marshal’s Office arrested 33-year-old Anthony Barry Nalley of Toccoa last week at a residence in Gwinnett County. Law enforcement had been looking for Nalley on charges including Trafficking Methamphetamine and an...

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Toccoa Woman Arrested on Drug Charge

November 6, 2013

A Toccoa woman faces a drug charge after a recent traffic stop. Last month, Mountain Judicial Circuit N.C.I.S. Drug Team agents, Toccoa Police investigators and officers, the Habersham County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit, and the National Guard Counterdrug Task Force stopped a vehicle in the parking lot of a store on BigĀ A Road. Toccoa...

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Concert This Weekend Benefitting Albermarle Restoration

November 6, 2013

A group’s effort to restore a downtown Toccoa landmark continues. Revitalizing Community Partners of Northeast Georgia is a non-profit group that is currently working on restoring the old Hotel Albermarle at the corner of Tugalo and Alexander Streets in downtown Toccoa. Linda Scofield is with the group. She said that a lot of work...

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Mobile Food Pantry Thursday in Toccoa

November 6, 2013

A mobile food pantry will visit Stephens County Thursday to distribute food to families in need. The mobile food pantry will be set up on Thursday starting at 10 a.m. in the Toccoa First United Methodist Church parking lot on Tugalo Street in downtown Toccoa. Food will be distributed on a first come, first...

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