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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Sinkhole Develops on SR 51 in Hart Co.

May 7, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A giant sinkhole has closed part of State Route 51 in Hart County. The 20-foot-deep sinkhole opened up Tuesday at 10:45 a.m. and takes up almost the entire northbound lane of State Route 51, about 6 miles north of Hartwell in Hart County. Lake Hartwell is on both...

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Animal Shelter Director Proposes Funding Figure for FY 2015

May 6, 2014

Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter Director Jeff Roberts said he will ask the city of Toccoa and Stephens County for a total of about $452,000 for the next fiscal year. Roberts presented that proposed figure to the Humane Shelter Board at its meeting Monday at Toccoa City Hall. Roberts’ proposed figure would call for the...

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Suspect Caught After Fleeing Traffic Stop, Striking Deputies

May 6, 2014

Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said a suspect is in custody after a deputy was injured and taken to the hospital after stopping a vehicle during a safety check Monday afternoon. The incident occurred in the area of the intersection of Defoor and Pinetree Roads. Shirley said a deputy was taken to Stephens County...

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Ga. Supreme Court to Hear Stephens Co. Murder Conviction Appeal Today

May 6, 2014

The Georgia Supreme Court is expected to hear oral arguments today in the appeal of a man convicted of murder in Stephens County in 2012. Attorneys for both Anthony C. Merritt and the state of Georgia are expected to make their oral arguments before the state’s highest court this afternoon. In April 2012, a...

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