Hudgens Offers Home Heating Safety Tips

With historic low temperatures expected across the state over the next several days, Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens says Georgians need to remember some important home heating safety tips. Hudgens says people should keep portable space heaters, open fireplaces and wood stoves away from curtains, draperies, and other flammable material. Also, he says people should make sure heaters […]

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Couple from Normandy Visits Military Museum

A couple with a tie to current day Normandy, France and the owners of a piece of D-Day history visit Stephens County. David and Sue Chapman own a home in Normandy, France that served as the headquarters for Colonel Robert Sink, the leader of the “Band of Brothers” paratrooper unit that trained in Toccoa, right after D-Day in 1944. They […]

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Work To Restore Power Continues

A couple of hundred Georgia Power customers in Stephens County appear to still be without power this morning after the ice storm Monday night into Tuesday morning. According to information on the Georgia Power website, the main outage appears to be in the Martin area, where there are more than 100 outages, though scattered outages also remain in the Toccoa […]

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Police Blotter

A Toccoa resident is reporting a burglary to police. An officer responded to a Falls Park Drive residence on Sunday in reference to a burglary that had already occurred. In the report, a woman says that someone entered her home through a kitchen window sometime on Saturday and took an RCA tablet, LG phone, and $50 in cash. Meanwhile, a […]

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Toccoa Native Completes Basic Training

A Toccoa native graduates from Basic Combat Training in the Army. Army Pvt. Tyrin K. Merritt has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Benning, Ga. During the nine-week training period, the Army says the trainee received instruction in drill and ceremony, weapons, rifle marksmanship and bayonet training, chemical warfare, field training and tactical exercises, armed and unarmed combat, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, […]

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One Arrested on Drug Charge

An investigation by local and regional authorities leads to a drug arrest in Toccoa. The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office, Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office, and Georgia Department of Corrections K-9 Unit served a search warrant recently at a residence on Emily Street. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that search warrant was just one part of a multi-pronged effort that […]

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Search for Missing Kayaker Suspended

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The search for a missing kayaker on Lake Hartwell has been suspended temporarily. Dive teams and rescuers from the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources and Georgia Department of Natural Resources, as well as elsewheer canvassed the lake throughout the weekend in an attempt to locate 64-year old Brady Hamby of West Union, South […]

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Winter Weather Advisory Taking Effect Later Today in Stephens Co.

A winter weather advisory is in effect for Stephens County starting at noon today and lasting through Tuesday at 7 a.m. National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg Meteorologist Neil Dixon said, however, that most of the precipitation in Stephens County is expected to be of the unfrozen variety. “Fortunately, most of the precipitation that develops later on today and this evening is […]

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