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Shirley Receives National Sheriffs’ Association Appointments

February 27, 2014
Shirley Receives National Sheriffs’ Association Appointments

Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley will serve on some national committees as part of his involvement in the National Sheriff’s Association. During the recent National Sheriff’s Association Conference in Washington, D.C., Shirley was appointed to serve on the Homeland Security Board and the National Juvenile Justice and Youth Committee. Shirley said that this is...

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Judge Finds Wilbros in Contempt

February 26, 2014

A judge finds Wilbros in contempt after a two-day hearing in Stephens County Superior Court. On Tuesday, Judge Robert Adamson found Wilbros and the other defendants in a civil suit filed by Stephens County and other plaintiffs in contempt of the various Georgia Environmental Protection Division orders and by extension the judge’s court order...

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Authorities Asking for Help on Cold Case Homicide

February 26, 2014
Authorities Asking for Help on Cold Case Homicide

As the three-year anniversary of a Toccoa homicide approaches, law enforcement and the victim’s family are again asking for the public’s help in finding those responsible for his death. 46-year-old Robert Lee Simmons, Jr. of Toccoa was found dead by a family member on the evening of March 1, 2011 at the Glendale Apartment...

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Stephens Co. Holds Land Use Public Hearing

February 26, 2014

Most of the speakers at a Tuesday public hearing on a proposed Stephens County land use ordinance say they are in favor of it. Stephens County Commissioners held the public hearing and first reading of the proposed land use ordinance at their meeting on Tuesday. The proposed land use ordinance sets up classifications for...

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Stephens Co. Commission Approves Humane Shelter Funding

February 26, 2014

Stephens County Commissioners agree to provide extra funding for the Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter to get it through the remainder of the fiscal year. Tuesday, county commissioners voted unanimously to approve $57,640 to fund the shelter through June 30. The shelter made the request after spending the initial $284,000 budgeted by the city and...

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City Commission Appoves Shelter Funding

February 25, 2014

Toccoa City Commissioners will provide additional funding to the Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter. Monday, city commissioners unanimously approved a request from the Shelter for $57,640 in additional funding for the remainder of the fiscal year, which runs through June 30. The shelter made the request after spending the initial $284,000 budgeted by the city...

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Wilbros Hearing Continues Today

February 25, 2014

A hearing on a request from Stephens County and the other plaintiffs in a civil suit against the Wilbros facility asking a judge to shut the facility down is scheduled to continue today. It started Monday in Stephens County Superior Court. During testimony, University of Georgia composting expert Dr. K.C. Das testified that he...

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Stephens Co. Commission Meeting Today

February 25, 2014

The proposed Stephens County Land Use Ordinance will come before county commissioners at their meeting later today. Stephens County Commissioners are scheduled to meet at 5:30 p.m. today in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. Commissioners will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a public hearing on the proposed...

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Toccoa Pool Project Out To Bid

February 25, 2014

The city of Toccoa said Monday the Doyle Street Pool project continues to move forward. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse updated commissioners at their meeting on Monday. Morse said that the major work is now out to bid. According to Morse, the pool itself went out to bid first and on Monday, the pool house...

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Ga. DOT Announces Area Road Work

February 25, 2014

The Georgia Department of Transportation said it has routine maintenance activities scheduled this week in Stephens and surrounding counties. In Stephens County, a crew will mow the rights of way alongside State Route 365. The DOT said the roadway shoulder will be closed as this work occurs. Moving to Franklin County, a crew will...

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