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Judge Reduces Award in Ayers Civil Case

May 9, 2014

U.S. District Court Judge Richard Story has reduced part of the jury award given to the widow of Lavonia pastor the Rev. Jonathan Ayers in her wrongful death lawsuit against former Mountain Judicial Circuit N.C.I.S. Drug Team Agent Billy Shane Harrison. In a ruling issued last month, Judge Story reduced the amount of economic...

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Top Five Banquet Tuesday

May 9, 2014

The annual Stephens County Top Five banquet will take place this coming Tuesday at Stephens County High School. Dinner will begin at 6 p.m. in the high school bistro with the program to follow in the Tugaloo Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased in the offices of Stephens...

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Stephens Co. Millage Rate Could Be On Rise

May 8, 2014

Stephens County property owners may see an increase of just over three mills in the county’s property tax millage rate this year, based on the current proposed Fiscal Year 2015 budget. County commissioners met to discuss the budget during two days of meetings Monday and Tuesday. Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said that based...

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Humane Shelter Has New Website

May 8, 2014

The Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter has a new website up and running. Shelter Director Jeff Roberts said the new site has gone online at www.tschs.org. Roberts said the shelter has put a lot of time into redesigning the website. “We have spent months in designing a website that is very informative, easy to use,...

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First Baptist Church Donates Bus To Stephens Co. Senior Center

May 8, 2014
First Baptist Church Donates Bus To Stephens Co. Senior Center

Toccoa’s First Baptist Church donates a bus to the Stephens County Senior Center. Earlier this year, Stephens County Commissioners had agreed to purchase a bus that the church was selling to use at the Senior Center at a cost of about $13,000. However, the church has decided to donate that bus to the county...

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Sinkhole Repair on SR 51 in Hart Co. To Take Weeks At Least

May 8, 2014

The Georgia Department of Transportation said Wednesday it will take some time to repair a sinkhole that has developed on State Route 51 near Lake Hartwell in Hart County. The sinkhole opened up Tuesday morning at a location on State Route 51 about 6 miles north of Hartwell, along an area of the roadway...

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Arrest Made In Defoor Rd. Safety Check Incident

May 7, 2014

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office says a Toccoa man faces charges for fleeing from deputies at a safety check Monday. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that it started at about 1:30 p.m. Monday when a white Jaguar driven by 44-year-old Sidney Fortson of West Spring Street in Toccoa pulled up to the safety...

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Alleged Drug Shipment Leads To Arrest

May 7, 2014
Alleged Drug Shipment Leads To Arrest

A Martin man faces drug and other charges after authorities arrested him at his home last week. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said it started last week when authorities received information about a delivery about to take place to a Martin residence. “Tuesday, April 29, the Mountain Judicial (Circuit) N.C.I.S. Team and the Stephens...

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Stephens Co. Celebrates Solar Panel Farm

May 7, 2014
Stephens Co. Celebrates Solar Panel Farm

The community comes together to celebrate Stephens County’s new solar panel farm. Local officials gathered at the solar panel farm on Turner Road Tuesday for a commissioning ceremony. United Renewable Energy of Alpharetta operates the solar panels and leases the land on which the solar panels are located from the Stephens County Development Authority....

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Stephens Co. Planning Commission Holds First Meeting

May 7, 2014

The Stephens County Planning Commission holds its first meeting. The new board met for its first official meeting Tuesday night at the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. In its first order of business, the Planning Commission selected a chair and vice-chair. By a unanimous vote of the board, Mark Smith was elected...

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