Eastanollee Man Killed in Friday Wreck

December 29, 2014

A Stephens County man dies in a Friday morning accident. The Toccoa post of the Georgia State Patrol says that 53-year-old Ronald “Peck” Ivester of Eastanollee was traveling southbound on Brookhaven Circle in a 1984 Ford pick-up at about 9:11 a.m. on Friday. According to the GSP, the vehicle traveled onto the west shoulder...

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SCSO Announces Drug Arrests

December 29, 2014

Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said two separate traffic stops earlier this month resulted in two drug arrests. Shirley said his office’s Crime Suppression Unit conducted both traffic stops. The first one was on December 8. According to the sheriff, deputies pulled over a silver Isuzu Rodeo for an invalid vehicle tag. Shirley said...

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Unemployment Down in Nov. in Stephens Co.

December 29, 2014

The unemployment rate goes down in November in Stephens County. According to figures released last week by the Labor Department, Stephens County had a preliminary November unemployment rate of 6.2 percent. That is three-tenths of a percentage point lower than the revised October rate of 6.5 percent and six-tenths of a percentage point lower...

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Corps Accepting Christmas Trees for Recycling

December 29, 2014

The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Hartwell  Lake Project Office is now accepting natural Christmas trees for recycling Trees can be donated from now through February 15, 2015 for Lake Hartwell. The Corps says that for the Hartwell project, Christmas trees may be dropped off at the Big Oaks Recreation Area or Poplar Springs Access...

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City of Royston Considers Sunday Alcohol Sales

December 29, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The City of Royston is looking at ways to come up with some extra revenue now that it has lost some major businesses, most notably the closing of Ty Cobb Memorial Hospital two years ago. At a regular city council meeting recently, the Royston City Council discussed the...

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Guard Unit Comes Home

December 26, 2014
Guard Unit Comes Home

The 876th Engineering Company comes home for Christmas after completing its mission. The Georgia National Guard unit based out of Toccoa was re-united with their families in a ceremony Tuesday in the Currahee Arena at Stephens County High School. For some it was a chance to re-unite with loved ones they had not seen...

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