One Killed in Fatal Monday Wreck in Stephens Co.

October 7, 2014

Authorities have released the name of the person killed in a two-vehicle wreck Monday afternoon in Stephens County. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley identified the person killed in the Monday afternoon wreck as 31-year-old Casey Smith of Toccoa. The accident occurred at about 2:15 p.m. Monday on Georgia Highway 106 near Old Mize road...

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Ga. Supreme Court Expected to Hear Sims Case Today

October 7, 2014

The Georgia Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments today in the case of a Toccoa man seeking a new trial on a 2012 felony murder conviction. The Mountain Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s office is appealing to the state Supreme Court a Superior Court order granting a new trial to Steve A. Sims,...

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No Charges in Habersham Drug Raid

October 7, 2014

A Habersham County grand jury has decided not to charge any of the law enforcement officers involved in a drug raid in Habersham County earlier this year. That’s according to numerous media reports, including one in the Atlanta Journal Constitution. The Habersham County grand jury had spent the last six days hearing evidence and...

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October 15 Tax Deadline Approaching For Those Who Requested Extensions

October 7, 2014

The deadline is approaching for those who requested an extension on their federal income taxes to file those with the Internal Revenue Service. October 15 is the last day for those who requested and received an extension on their federal income taxes to file those with the IRS. Internal Revenue Service Spokesperson Mark Green...

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Fire Safety Festival Saturday in Stephens Co.

October 7, 2014

A local organization will promote fire safety at an event this weekend. People First of Stephens County will hold its annual Fire Safety Festival this Saturday at the Fernside Drive Fire Department in Toccoa. People First of Stephens County is an advocacy group for individuals with disabilities. People First Supporter Jeraldine Hayes said the...

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Work on SR 51 Sinkhole in Hart Co. Delayed

October 7, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Recent weather means the Georgia Department of Transportation is no longer expecting to finish the sinkhole repair project on State Route 51/Reed Creek Highway in Hart County by next week as planned. Georgia DOT crews had hoped to continue building back the road last week, but rain showers...

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