Drug Arrest in Habersham Results in 3 Arrests

On Tuesday, the Habersham County Sheriff’s Office, the White County Sheriff’s Office, the Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office and the Georgia Department of Corrections K9 unit executed search warrants at 530 Twin River Orchard Road, Demorest, Georgia and Highway 4172 Highway 255S, Cleveland, Georgia. The search warrants and subsequent arrests were the result of an 18 month investigation in response […]

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I-85 to be Repaired by End of the Month

If you have to travel to Atlanta on a regular basis you will be happy to learn the Georgia Department of Transportation said that the collapsed section of I-85 should be repaired by the end of the month. On Monday, G-DOT officials said the work is currently ahead of schedule and the section of the Interstate near the Piedmont Road […]

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National Day of Prayer Observed Yesterday

The National Day Of Prayer was observed yesterday at noon. The service was moved inside to the courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse due to potential bad weather. The service was sponsored by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes at Stephens County High School. Michaela Priatko of the FCA Leadership Team prayed for our military. “God I praise you and […]

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Savannah River Basin in Drought Level Status

Lake Hartwell’s lake level is on the rise, but the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District still has the Savannah River Basin in Drought Level status.  Corps Spokesman Billy Birdwell said the lake is still in Drought Trigger Level Two and will remain there until we get more rain.  As of Tuesday, Hartwell Lake’s level was 652.3 feet mean […]

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Camp Toccoa Receives Vintage WWII Aircraft

Members of the Camp Toccoa at Currahee Project take another step towards their goal of recreating part of the historic camp. On Wednesday, they were on hand to receive a vintage World War II C-47 aircraft like the kind paratroopers from the 101st Airborne used to parachute into Normandy on D-Day. Camp Toccoa Project President Gary Bellamy said the aircraft […]

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Today is National Day of Prayer

Just a reminder,  today is the National Day of Prayer and like communities across the country, the City of Toccoa will be holding a public prayer service this morning on the grounds of the historic Stephens County Courthouse. This year’s National Day of Prayer theme is: “For Your Great Name’s Sake! Hear Us… Forgive Us…Heal Us!” The theme is taken […]

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Lavonia Man to Continue Serving Sentence for Child Molestation

A Lavonia man will continue to serve his prison sentence after the Georgia Court of Appeals upheld his conviction on child molestation charges in Stephens County. Mountain Judicial Circuit District Attorney George Christian announced Wednesday that 37-year-old Jeremy Matthew Peppers lost his appeal at the state level. In 2009, a Stephens County jury convicted Peppers of molesting a child under […]

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Toccoa Mainstreet Receives Historic Plaque

Toccoa’s Main Street Program will be hanging another historic plaque this afternoon on a downtown building. This time the plaque will be hung on what was once Toccoa’s Greyhound Bus station on Railroad Street. Main Street spokesperson Christian Hamilton said this is one of ten plaques going up this year. The Toccoa Greyhound bus station is one of the last […]

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