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April 8, 2015

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office said it is investigating a recent burglary at a home on a private drive off of Rock Creek Road. Authorities were called to the residence last Thursday, April 2. The victim told the deputy that it appeared as if someone had broken into the residence forcibly and stolen several...

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Drug Dealer in Franklin Co. Sentenced

April 8, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A repeat drug offender is off the streets of Franklin County. On Monday, 37-year old Chad Ashley Jacobs of Royston pleaded guilty to possession of more than 200 grams of methamphetamine. Northern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Parks White said Jacobs is a repeat offender who was sentenced without...

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Rabies Case Confirmed in Stephens Co.

April 7, 2015

A case of rabies has been confirmed in the southeastern part of Stephens County. The Stephens County Environmental Health Department posted a letter Friday to residents in the Seven Forks Road and Tahoe Trail area of Stephens County that a dog had been found in that area that tested positive for rabies. Seven Forks...

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KTSCB Wins Awards

April 7, 2015

Keep Toccoa-Stephens County Beautiful is the recipient of a couple of statewide awards. First, Keep Georgia Beautiful recognized Stephens County as a recipient of the Governor’s Circle Award last month. K-T-S-C-B Executive Director Linda Scofield said the award recognizes the efforts of local chapters throughout the course of the year. “It is the affiliates...

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Friday Structure Fire Considered Suspicious

April 7, 2015

An investigation continues into what caused a fire at a vacant house in Toccoa last week. Both stations of the Toccoa Fire Department responded to a vacant house on East Franklin Street at about 3:05 a.m. Friday for a structure fire. Crews remained on the scene about three hours. Toccoa Fire Chief Tommy Ayers...

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Stephens Drops in County Health Rankings

April 7, 2015

Stephens County drops in a yearly study that ranks counties by their health. Recently, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute released their yearly rankings of counties in states across the country by how healthy they are. In that study, Stephens County ranked 118th out of 159 counties...

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Investigation Complete into Habersham Shooting Last Month

April 7, 2015

A fatal shooting incident that left two people dead in eastern Habersham County last month has been ruled a “murder-suicide,” according to a report last Friday in the Northeast Georgian. The shooting took place on March 25 on Key Road, off of Dick’s Hill Parkway in Habersham County, near the Stephens County line. Habersham...

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Three Killed in I-85 Wreck in Jackson Co.

April 6, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Three people are confirmed dead after a wreck this morning on Interstate 85 in Jackson County. It happened on I-85 Southbound at about 7:30 a.m. near Exit 147 in Commerce. At of 11 a.m., troopers were still working the scene. However, the Georgia State Patrol Gainesville Post says...

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Pond Street Bridge Closed

April 6, 2015
Pond Street Bridge Closed

The city of Toccoa has had to close the Pond Street bridge in downtown until further notice. City officials made the announcement Friday as the bridge over the Norfolk Southern railroad was shut down. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said the bridge was closed at the request of the Georgia Department of Transportation. “DOT...

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‘A Taste of Toccoa’ Is A Month Away

April 6, 2015

The city of Toccoa is gearing up for an annual Spring tradition downtown. It’s the 25th annual “A Taste of Toccoa” and it is coming up on Saturday, May 2. This year, the event is changing to a Saturday during the day instead of on a Thursday evening. Toccoa Main Street Events Coordinator Sharon...

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