Stephens Co. Special Election Qualifying Starts Today

January 30, 2014

After inclement weather closed county government offices Wednesday, candidate qualifying should start today for the special election to fill the unexpired term of the late Harold Andrews on the Stephens County Commission. Interested candidates will be able to qualify at the Stephens County Registrar’s Office starting at 9 a.m. today. The Stephens County Registrar’s...

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DOT Tells Motorists to Watch Out for Black Ice

January 30, 2014

The Georgia Department of Transportation is warning drivers to be on the lookout for black ice this morning in northeast Georgia. DOT crews are working throughout Northeast Georgia, monitoring conditions and checking bridges, shady areas and the higher elevations for icing in the 21 counties service area. Northeast Georgia DOT District Engineer Bayne Smith...

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Snow, Ice Causing Problems on Roads

January 29, 2014

The snow is no longer falling, but the aftermath remains. Georgia Department of Transportation Spokesperson Teri Pope said that the agency’s road crews are running into problems not just in northeast Georgia, but statewide. “There are still very hazardous conditions from northeast Georgia to Savannah,” said Pope.  “The best place to stay is where...

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Wilbros Appeal of EPD Order Filed

January 29, 2014

The Georgia Office of State Administrative Hearings will handle the appeal filed by Wilbros against the administrative order issued last week by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division. The EPD said it has received an official petition appealing the order the agency issued last week to revoke the Rose Lane facility’s environmental permits and close...

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Art Exhibit Opens in Toccoa

January 29, 2014

Toccoa cuts the ribbon on a visit from a traveling art exhibit. The “Inspired Georgia” exhibit was unveiled Tuesday in an opening ceremony at the Mitchell Allen Meeting Room in the historic train depot in downtown Toccoa. Main Street Toccoa, the Currahee Artists’ Guild, and the Stephens County Historical Society are teaming up to...

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Snow Falling, Authorities Urge Caution

January 28, 2014

It’s a wintry day in Toccoa. Snow has continued for much of the afternoon. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley says that roads were getting slick at 3 p.m. with a couple of accidents already taking place. He says secondary roads are especially tricky and urges people to stay off the roads unless absolutely necessary...

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