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One NE Ga. Labor Day Traffic Fatality So Far

September 1, 2014

The Georgia State Patrol is reporting five traffic fatalities so far over the Labor Day holiday travel weekend. An accessnorthga.com report indicates that one of those fatalities was the result of a wreck in Rabun County that is currently under investigation by the Toccoa post of the Georgia State Patrol. The 78-hour Labor Day...

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SCHS Interact Club, Local Business Team Up for Donation

September 1, 2014
SCHS Interact Club, Local Business Team Up for Donation

A Stephens County High School club works with a local business to raise money for a world charity. Last month, the Stephens County High School Interact Club received a $3,550 donation from Maypole Chevrolet in conjunction with the Chevy Drive for Perfection Program. The money was raised through the Drive for Perfection Test Drive...

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No Indictment for Former Hart Co. Probate Judge

September 1, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A Hart County Grand Jury did not return any indictment last month against former Hart County Probate Judge Bob Smith. Northern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Parks White said he did not present his case against Smith to the grand jury, but only made them aware that the case...

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SCSO Announces Multiple Drug Arrests

August 29, 2014

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office is reporting several arrests related to illegal drugs in the past few weeks. Sheriff Randy Shirley said that his traffic and crime suppression unit has made 24 arrests since the beginning of an operation targeting drug activity in selected areas in Stephens County. Shirley said the areas were chosen...

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Law Enforcement Urge Safety Over Labor Day

August 29, 2014
Law Enforcement Urge Safety Over Labor Day

Law enforcement agencies are reminding people to stay safe on the roads this Labor Day holiday weekend. Local and state law enforcement agencies are teaming up to patrol the highways throughout the Labor Day holiday weekend. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said people should use caution and make sure this weekend is a safe...

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Toccoa, Stephens Co. Announce Labor Day Gov’t Schedules

August 29, 2014

The city of Toccoa and Stephens County are announcing their schedules for the Labor Day holiday on Monday. Both Stephens County government offices and Toccoa City Hall will close on Monday in observance of Labor Day. In the city of Toccoa, routes for garbage and recycling scheduled to be picked up on Monday will...

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DOT Suspending Lane Closures For Labor Day

August 29, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A busy weekend is expected on highways around Georgia this Labor Day holiday weekend. AAA is projecting that more than 800,000 people in Georgia will travel more than 50 miles from home this Labor Day. DOT Spokesperson Teri Pope said as usual, the Georgia Department of Transportation is...

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Threat at NGTC Clarkesville Campus Caused Evacuation Thursday Morning

August 29, 2014

Everything appears to be back to normal after a threatening message was found in a building on the Clarkesville campus at North Georgia Technical College earlier today. School officials said that at about 11 a.m. today, North Georgia Tech was made aware of a threat written on a wall in the Hoyt Coe building...

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Toccoa Commission OK’s Park St. Bridge Removal Agreement

August 28, 2014

The city of Toccoa signs off on a formal agreement to allow Norfolk Southern Railway to remove the Park Street Bridge. City commissioners unanimously approved the agreement on Monday. Last year, the Georgia Department of Transportation ordered the city to close the Park Street Bridge following an inspection and it then stayed close as...

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Court Denies Bond for Sims, Jr. While Ga. Supreme Court Decides on New Trial

August 28, 2014

A man convicted of murder in Stephens County in 2012 will stay in jail while courts determine whether he gets a new trial. Court officials report that Steve A. Sims, Jr. of Toccoa was denied bond at a hearing Wednesday in Stephens County Superior Court before Judge Chan Caudell. Attorneys for Sims, Jr. had...

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