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NGTC Names New Police Chief

February 13, 2015

North Georgia Technical College has a new Chief of Campus Police. The school has announced that Stan Lovell has taken that position. Lovell has served as Chief Investigator for the Habersham County District Attorney since 1998, preparing cases for trials by state prosecutors. As he moves into the role of Police Chief in the...

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Toccoa Man Pleads Guilty In 2012 Murder

February 12, 2015

A man charged with malice murder in Stephens County has entered a guilty plea, avoiding a possible death penalty trial. 24-year-old Shannon Iceal Maxwell of Toccoa pleaded guilty Wednesday in Stephens County Superior Court to a host of charges. Those charges include felony murder, burglary, criminal attempt to commit a felony, two counts of...

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Stephens C&D Landfill Closer to Official Closure

February 12, 2015

Stephens County’s construction and demolition landfill is one step closer to complete closure. Tuesday, county commissioners unanimously voted to sign the certificate of substantial completion for the landfill to send it off to the state’s Environmental Protection Division. County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said this is a major step forward in the process of closing...

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Toccoa Hopes to Start Emory Johnson Park Improvements Soon

February 12, 2015

The city of Toccoa takes another step towards starting work on improvements at Emory Johnson Park. Monday, city commissioners unanimously approved a resolution for the project. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said that the city has a number of improvements planned for the park. “We want to demolish the existing picnic shelter and construct...

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City Buys Screen, Projector for Schaefer Center

February 12, 2015

The city of Toccoa continues improvements at the Schaefer Center downtown. Monday, city commissioners voted unanimously to purchase a screen and projector for the facility. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said this will replace the previous policy of leasing the equipment when doing things like showing movies at the Schaefer Center. “We have been...

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SCSO Arrests Four Teens in Parking Lot Theft

February 12, 2015

Four teenagers face charges after authorities say they allegedly entered vehicles in the student parking lot at Stephens County High School. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley says that his office arrested 17-year-old Heidi A. Bolding and 18-year-old Michael Marquez Peoples, both of Gainesville, earlier this month, and charged both with theft by taking. Shirley...

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Oconee, SC Searching For Overdue Boater

February 12, 2015

Authorities around Lake Hartwell are reportedly searching for an overdue boater. Oconee County, South Carolina Emergency Management Director Scott Krein said the boater was reported over due Wednesday night at the Hartwell State Park on Lake Hartwell in Oconee County Krein said Oconee County Emergency Services assisted in a large area water and shore...

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Construction Worker Dies in Fall in Toccoa

February 11, 2015

A man is dead after an incident at a construction site in downtown Toccoa. Toccoa Police and other first responders were called to the construction site at First Baptist Church of Toccoa on Tugalo Street just before 9 a.m. “There was a worker on a steel beam and he fell,” said Police Chief Tim...

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Wilbros Appeals Administrative Law Judge’s Ruling Upholding EPD Order

February 11, 2015

Wilbros is appealing the decision of a state administrative law judge upholding the decision of the state’s Environmental Protection Division to revoke the Rose Lane facility’s solid waste and wastewater discharge permits and close it down. The appeal was filed by Wilbros this week in Fulton County Superior Court. In its appeal, Wilbros cited...

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County Road Prioritization List Approved

February 11, 2015

Stephens County Commissioners set their road priorities for SPLOST VI. The county commission on Tuesday approved a road prioritization list for SPLOST VI monies that are being collected to spend on roads. The list approved Tuesday represents the roads that will be worked on using the $9.3 million in SPLOST VI and state money...

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