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Accident Leads to Drug Arrest

April 1, 2015

A Royston man faces charges after an accident last week in Stephens County. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that on March 24 at about 6:35 p.m., deputies with the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office responded to a one vehicle accident at the intersection of Camp Road and Isbell Road in Eastanollee. Shirley said that...

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DOT Announces Water Work for Martin Area Today

April 1, 2015

The Georgia Department of Transportation said work on the State Route 17 project will affect a water line in the Martin area later today. DOT Spokesperson Teri Pope said work will begin this morning to install a new water line at the intersection of Yow Mill Road on State Route 17. “As part of...

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Investigation Continues Into Habersham Shooting Last Week

April 1, 2015

Final details are still not yet available in the shooting deaths of two men in eastern Habersham County, near the Stephens County line, as the investigation continues. The shooting took place on Key Road, off of Dicks Hill Parkway, early in the afternoon of Wednesday, March 25, according to the Northeast Georgian. The Northeast...

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Both Sides Speak at First Eastanollee Elementary Hearing

March 31, 2015
Both Sides Speak at First Eastanollee Elementary Hearing

The first public hearing on the proposed closing of Eastanollee Elementary School shows a split in opinions and a lot of questions. Hundreds were at the Tugaloo Center for the Performing Arts at Stephens County High School Monday for the first of two public hearings on the proposed closing of Eastanollee Elementary. Many of...

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Shirley Calls For Traffic Light At Site of Sunday Wreck

March 31, 2015

Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley is renewing the call for a traffic light at the intersection where a serious accident took place over the weekend. Numerous people were injured, including some seriously, after a truck collided with a van from Martin Baptist Church Sunday around noon at the intersection of the Toccoa By-pass and...

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U.S. Census Bureau Estimates Drop in Stephens Co. Population

March 31, 2015

Numbers released last week by the U.S. Census Bureau estimate a drop in Stephens County’s population. Last week, the Census Bureau put out its July 1, 2014 population estimates. The Census Bureau estimated that Stephens County had a population of 25,480 as of July 1, 2014. That number represents a drop of 115 people...

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Happy Ending For Dog Missing After I-85 Wreck

March 31, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia There is a happy ending for a family whose German Shepherd went missing earlier this month after a bad wreck on Interstate 85. Back on March 23, Karen Love and her husband were on their way back to Atlanta from their home on Lake Hartwell with their son’s...

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Police Blotter

March 31, 2015

The Toccoa Police Department is investigating two alleged robberies that were reported to have happened on the same day. First, police responded to a South Broad Street store on March 21 where a man told an officer that another individual had choked him and stolen $200 out of his pocket. On the same date,...

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Two Airlifted; More Injured After Sunday Accident

March 30, 2015
Two Airlifted; More Injured After Sunday Accident

Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that two people were airlifted after an accident on the Toccoa By-pass Sunday. The accident happened around noon on Sunday at the intersection of the By-pass and Memorial Drive. It involved a truck as well as a van from Martin Baptist Church. Shirley said that one person was airlifted...

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Stephens Schools Finance Director Submits Resignation Letter

March 30, 2015

As it continues to deal with its ongoing financial crisis, the Stephens County school system appears to be on the search for a new finance director yet again. Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey said that Angel Terry submitted a letter of resignation last week from the Finance Director position. “She had an opportunity...

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