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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Help Stamp Out Hunger Saturday in Stephens Co.

May 6, 2014

Local postal carriers are doing their part this weekend to help fight hunger in the area. The annual “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive is this Saturday. Toccoa Letter Carrier Michael Waddell said all of the carriers in Toccoa, Eastanollee, and Martin will be collecting food this Saturday to benefit the community. “All the letter...

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Stephens Co. Special Olympic Spring Games Set For Friday

May 6, 2014

Stephens County’s Special Olympic athletes will take to the track later this week for their annual Spring Games. The 2014 Stephens County Special Olympic Spring Games are Friday at the Stephens County High School track in Toccoa. Stephens County Special Olympics Public Relations and Fundraising Chair Letty Beatty said everything will start at 9...

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Another Phone Scam Reported In Area

May 6, 2014

Even with tax season complete, telephone tax scams are apparently continuing. AM 630 WNEG has received a report that an area resident received a phone call on Friday from someone speaking with what was described as a “heavy accent” claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service. According to the report, the caller tried...

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Martin Heading on Rehab Assignment

May 6, 2014

Ethan Martin is headed to Florida for a rehab assignment. The Clearwater Threshers announced via Twitter over the weekend that Martin would join the team on a rehab assignment. Clearwater is a Class-A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies. The Toccoa native has been on the disabled list since March due to right shoulder inflammation....

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