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SCSO Urges Prom Safety This Weekend

April 24, 2015

Local authorities are urging safety this prom weekend in Stephens County. Stephens County High School students have their annual prom on Saturday night and this past week, the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office and others went to the high school to send home the message of safety on the roadways. Sheriff Randy Shirley said it...

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Alleged Puppy Thieves Arrested in Franklin Co.

April 24, 2015
Alleged Puppy Thieves Arrested in Franklin Co.

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Four puppies stolen from the Northeast Georgia Animal Shelter are now safe. On Thursday, Royston Police, in conjunction with Lavonia Police Investigators and the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office arrested two people in connection with the burglary at the Northeast Georgia Animal Shelter. According to Shelter Director Sheri Lockhart,...

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Stephens Co. Unemployment Drops in March

April 24, 2015

Stephens County sees its unemployment rate drop in March. According to figures released this week by the Georgia Department of Labor, Stephens County had a preliminary unemployment rate for March of 6.9 percent. That is three-tenths of a percentage lower than the revised February rate of 7.2 percent and half a percentage point lower...

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SCSO Destroys Unwanted Prescriptions

April 24, 2015

A recent event helps destroy a large amount of unwanted, unneeded prescription medications. The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office recently destroyed about 68 pounds of prescription medication that was obtained through the Prescription Pill and Drug Disposal Program. According to Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley, the Sheriff’s Office started participating in this program about five...

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Amnesty Day At Landfill Saturday for Stephens Co. Residents

April 24, 2015

On Saturday, Keep Toccoa-Stephens County Beautiful and Stephens County are teaming up to host an “amnesty day” at the Stephens County Landfill on Highway 145. K-T-S-C-B Executive Director Linda Scofield said that on Saturday, Stephens County residents will be able to unload large household trash at no cost. Scofield said that includes things like...

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EPD Explains Next Steps In Wilbros Situation

April 23, 2015

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division said that its 2014 administrative order is now in full effect against the Wilbros facility in Toccoa. Last week, Wilbros withdrew its appeal in Fulton County Superior Court of the EPD administrative order and the ruling by a state administrative law judge upholding that order. As a result, Wilbros...

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Toccoa Police Investigating Armed Robbery

April 23, 2015

Toccoa Police are investigating an armed robbery in the city limits earlier this week. According to Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell, it happened just before 11 p.m. on Monday at the Quik Mart convenience store at the intersection of Highways 106 and 145. Jarrell said the clerk called 911 to report an armed robbery....

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Smart Phones Stolen From Local Store

April 23, 2015

The Toccoa Police Department is investigating the theft of numerous cell phones from a Toccoa store. Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell said it happened back on April 16 at about 12:30 a.m. at the AT&T store on Skyview Lane. Jarrell said police responded to an alarm that was going off and when they got...

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USFS Conducting Controlled Burn Today

April 23, 2015

The U.S. Forest Service is conducting a burn in the Stephens County area today. Forest Service officials said that the controlled burn will take place off of Lee Mountain Road today. Lee Mountain Road is a Forest Service Road off of Georgia Highway 184. According to the Forest Service, smoke will be visible in...

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Stephens Among Counties In Federal Disaster Declaration From Winter Storm

April 23, 2015

Stephens County is among 15 counties in north Georgia that may receive federal aid to help pay for costs incurred in a winter storm earlier this year. Earlier this week, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal announced that President Barack Obama approved a federal disaster declaration for 15 counties that bore the brunt of ice and...

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