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GBI Releases More Information in Habersham Shooting

February 24, 2015

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is releasing more information on Sunday’s fatal shooting in Habersham County. GBI officials held a press conference Monday. The incident occurred just after 7:30 p.m. Sunday near Clarkesville on Lower Pond Court GBI Deputy Director for Investigations Russell Andrews said that Habersham County Sheriff Joey Terrell and two other...

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Toccoa Purchases Grass for Greens on Golf Course

February 24, 2015

Toccoa City Commissioners make another purchase to help get the city-owned Pines golf course back open to the public. Monday, the city commission unanimously approved the purchase of turf grass for the greens at the nine-hole golf course off of Black Mountain Road. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said the installation will take place...

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Stephens Co. Commission Scheduled to Meet Today

February 24, 2015

Stephens County Commissioners are expected to consider taking another step forward in the process of issuing bonds to forward fund SPLOST VI road projects at their meeting later today. The Stephens County Commission is meeting today at 5:30 p.m. in the second floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. On...

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Three Dead, Two Injured After Shooting Sunday

February 23, 2015

Three people are dead, including the alleged gunman, and two law enforcement officers are recovering from injuries after a domestic violence shooting and manhunt in Clarkesville Sunday night, according to reports. The Northeast Georgian reported that the shooting occurred near Clarkesville at about 7:30 p.m. Sunday near Clarkesville. According to the Northeast Georgian, the...

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Additional 4-H Funding to Be Sought

February 23, 2015

Stephens County Extension Agent Forrest Connelly said Friday that he will now work to seek additional funding elsewhere to cover the money lost from the 4-H program budget when the Stephens County Board of Education voted to cut its allocation to the program. Last Thursday, the Stephens County Board of Education voted to cut...

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“SPAY-ghetti” Dinner on Tuesday

February 23, 2015

A local organization looking to help animals and reduce intake at shelters is hosting an annual fundraising event this week. Cause: PAWS is hosting its second annual “SPAY-ghetti” dinner at the X-Factor Grill and Cornerstone Restaurant in Toccoa on Tuesday. Sharon Shailer is one of the co-founders of Cause: PAWS. She said the group’s...

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Toccoa Commission To Meet Today

February 23, 2015

Toccoa City Commissioners will meet for a regularly scheduled meeting later today. That meeting is scheduled to start at 5 p.m. at Toccoa City Hall. During the meeting, city commissioners are scheduled to consider a recommendation to purchase a public works truck. Toccoa City Commissioners opened bids for the truck at their last meeting...

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Fulton Co. Superior Court Sets Wilbros Court Date

February 23, 2015

The next date has been set in the ongoing Wilbros legal case at the state level. Stephens County Attorney Brian Ranck said a Fulton County Superior Court judge will hear Wilbros’ appeal of a state administrative law judge’s ruling upholding an EPD administrative order on April 2nd. Last month, Administrative Law Judge Ronit Walker...

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Stephens Co. Jury Duty Announcement

February 20, 2015

Stephens County Clerk of Court Tim Quick says that jurors in Stephens County who received a summons to report on Monday, February 23rd do not need to report. Jury duty has been cancelled for the whole week.

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Stephens Co. BOE Backtracks; Cans Doubling Prices at Cannery

February 20, 2015

The Stephens County Board of Education decides to backtrack on a price hike at the cannery. Thursday, board members voted 4-2 with 1 abstention to retract the doubling of prices at the cannery. Last week, the Stephens County Board of Education voted unanimously to double prices at the cannery. However, school board member Jim...

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