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Sheriff Releases Names of Those Arrested in Martin Home Invasion

October 10, 2012

More information is available on the four individuals arrested late last week in connection to a home invasion in Stephens County in which one of the alleged intruders was killed. According to Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley, authorities arrested four people in connection with the case during the late evening hours of Wednesday, October...

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Man Who Fled From Stephens Co. Deputy in 2011 Pleads Guilty in S.C.

October 10, 2012

A South Carolina judge has sentenced a Hart County man who attacked and then escaped from a Stephens County Sheriff’s Office deputy last year in the South Carolina lowcountry to 30 years in prison. 38-year-old Perry Alton Sullivan of Bowersville pleaded guilty to 27 counts in an Allendale County, South Carolina courtroom earlier this...

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Main Street Toccoa Unveils Historic Plaque

October 10, 2012

Main Street Toccoa unveils its latest historic downtown plaque. Officials gathered last Thursday at Threads Sports on Sage Street in downtown Toccoa for the unveiling. Kembra Landry with Main Street Toccoa said the building has been used for many things since the early part of the 20th century. “The space has been used for...

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Yearwood Responds to Pavliscsak E-mail

October 9, 2012
Yearwood Responds to Pavliscsak E-mail

Toccoa Human Resources Director Brenda Yearwood responds to criticisms leveled at her in an e-mail sent by Vice-Mayor Andy Pavliscsak. Yearwood did so during Monday’s Toccoa City Commission meeting in what is called a “liberty interest” hearing, which is a name-clearing hearing. In August, an e-mail sent to fellow commissioners and the city manager...

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Toccoa Approves LOST Distribution Agreement

October 9, 2012

Toccoa City Commissioners sign off on a new Local Option Sales Tax distribution agreement. Monday, the city commission unanimously approved the new agreement for dividing proceeds from the one-cent sales tax between the city, Stephens County, and Martin. Under the agreement approved by the city, Stephens County would receive 63.51 percent of the Local...

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Voter Registration Deadline Today

October 9, 2012

The deadline to register to vote in the November election is here. “If (people) have not registered to vote for the November election, then they need to come by the office and get registered because today at 5 p.m. is the last time that they can register to vote for the November election,” said...

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Stephens Co. Commission Meeting Today

October 9, 2012

Besides considering approval of a new LOST distribution agreement, Stephens County Commissioners will hold two public hearings at their meeting later today. The county commission is scheduled to meet beginning at 5 p.m. today at the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. Commissioners will first hold a public hearing on proposed changes to...

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Drought Conditions Improving

October 9, 2012

The latest U.S. Drought Monitor report shows that drought conditions have improved in Stephens County and northeast Georgia following last week’s rains. Nearly four inches of rain fell on downtown Toccoa during the early part of last week. Following that rain, the U.S. Drought Monitor report indicates that the majority of Stephens County is...

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Shooting Suspect Surrenders in Lavonia

October 9, 2012

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A Lavonia man, wanted by Habersham County authorities for a shooting last week, is now behind bars. 28 year-old Clinton “Kulaid” Jester turned himself in to Lavonia Police over the weekend. Jester was wanted by the Habersham County Sheriff’s Office for allegedly shooting Jared Carter in the leg...

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Currahee Military Weekend Wraps Up

October 8, 2012
Currahee Military Weekend Wraps Up

Stephens County celebrates Currahee Military Weekend. Activities wrapped up Sunday with a remembrance service on Currahee Mountain after starting on Friday and continuing through Saturday. This was the 12th annual Currahee Military Weekend. It honors the men who trained at Camp Toccoa at the foot of Currahee Mountain to become paratroopers during World War...

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