Man Charged With Murder in Fatal Weekend Shooting

A Toccoa man is charged with murder after a shooting early Sunday morning just outside the Toccoa city limits. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley identified the suspect charged as 73-year-old Gary Lamar Patrick of 184 Patrick Lane in Toccoa and the victim as 41-year-old Richard Gary Bump of 11 Patrick Lane. Shirley said that investigators were called regarding a shooting […]

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Toccoa Authorities Investigating One Gunshot Death

Toccoa Police, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, and the Stephens County Coroner’s Office are all investigating an incident of a fatal gunshot wound on Morningside Drive. “At 1:00 pm (Sunday), officers were call to a residence of 69 year old, Judy Norris,” said Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell. “We are awaiting results of an autopsy and other Crime Lab Reports […]

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Shirley Makes Comments on Drug Raid

Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley is making additional comments on last week’s raids that dismantled a multi-million dollar drug operation. Last week, multiple local, state, and federal law enforcement agents served more than 20 search warrants and made more than 20 arrests to bring down a $9.5 million drug operation run by 31-year-old Horace Mayfield, who lives in Barrow County […]

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Two Boards Meeting Today

Two local boards are set to meet today. First, the Toccoa City Commission is meeting for a work session and a regular meeting. The city commission’s work session will begin at 3:30 p.m. At the work session, Toccoa City Commissioners are set to discuss the depot lease agreement, as well as renovations at Toccoa City Hall. Meanwhile, the Toccoa City […]

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Collins Demanding Answers From Windstream

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia U.S. Congressman Doug Collins is calling for a Congressional oversight committee to find out why Windstream Communications is providing such poor service to customers in Northeast Georgia. Collins said he has received “hundreds upon hundreds” of complaints from angry Windstream customers in the 9th District. “I have to say that of a regular complaint […]

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Christian Sworn In; Makes Presentation To Rickman

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal officially swears in George Christian as the new Mountain Judicial Circuit District Attorney. That took place last week. Deal appointed Christian earlier this month to serve out the remainder of Brian Rickman’s term after Rickman was appointed to a new seat on the Georgia Court of Appeals. Prior to his appointment and swearing in, Christian served […]

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Ambulance Thief Arrested, Charged in Toccoa

A Toccoa man faces multiple charges after allegedly stealing an ambulance Friday morning. It took place around the 8 a.m. hour Friday when reports indicate a man stole a private service transport ambulance from Stephens County Hospital while he was waiting to be transported. The man fled in the ambulance, but was caught and taken into custody near the Toccoa […]

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Early Voting Open Saturday in Stephens Co.

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Early voting is continuing in Georgia for the March 1 Presidential Preference Primary and for those who cannot get to the polls during the week, an opportunity to vote early is coming up this weekend. Stephens County Registrar Bill Cochran said early voting will be open on Saturday in Stephens County from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. “That would be […]

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