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Toccoa Receives Grant Money From GMA

July 23, 2013
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The city of Toccoa receives nearly eight thousand dollars in grant funds to help purchase equipment designed to provide a safer work environment for city employees. On Monday, the Georgia Municipal Association awarded Toccoa a Safety Grant for just over $4,000 and a Liability Grant of just under $3,900. Toccoa has used that money...

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Teen Found Safe on Lake Hartwell

July 23, 2013
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By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A South Carolina teen that went missing on Lake Hartwell Sunday night is safe. Georgia Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Officer Craig Fulgum said the boy, identified as 15-year-old Noah Day of Piedmont, South Carolina went missing Sunday night near Sadler Creek State Park on U.S. Highway...

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Little League Update

July 23, 2013
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The Toccoa 11 and 12-year-old Little League baseball All-Stars are now 0-2 in pool play at the state tournament in Richmond Hill, Georgia. Monday, Toccoa fell to Northern Little League of Columbus 4-1. Columbus scored two in the first inning to take an early lead it would not relinquish. Mason Kimsey and Colley Glenn...

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Job Fair for Offenders Wednesday

July 23, 2013
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The Georgia Department of Labor is sponsoring a job fair for offenders to meet with employers Wednesday (July 24). The state’s Department of Corrections, Toccoa Probation Office, and Toccoa and Habersham Career Centers of the Georgia Department of Labor are sponsoring the fair for offenders Wednesday from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Ruby...

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Oconee, SC Fire Considered Arson

July 22, 2013
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Authorities in Oconee County, South Carolina have said they consider a Friday morning fire near the Georgia-South Carolina state line a case of suspected arson. Oconee County Sheriff’s Office Spokesman Jimmy Watt said that investigators are following leads regarding the case at this time. The fire occurred early Friday morning on Cleveland Pike Road...

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Back to School Bash Date Set

July 22, 2013
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It is one month until the start of school and the Stephens County School System is finalizing plans for an annual back-to-school event. This year’s “Back to School Bash” is set for August 22 at Stephens County High School. Stephens County School Superintendent Sherrie Whiten said that this year’s “Back to School Bash” will...

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Storms Dump More Rain

July 22, 2013
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Toccoa receives more heavy rain as storms move through the area. Storms and heavy rain that moved through the area last night dumped another 1.66 inches of rain on downtown Toccoa. That puts downtown Toccoa over 53 inches of rain for the year to date. The total rainfall amount for all of last year...

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Hospital Finances Tight Three-Fourths Of Way Into Fiscal Year

July 22, 2013
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Stephens County Hospital is watching the bottom line closely through some tight financial times. During the Hospital Authority’s regularly monthly meeting last week, hospital officials reported that the hospital encountered another tough month from a revenue perspective in June. According to Stephens County Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell, the hospital is experiencing a rough year...

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Toccoa Police Officer Injured in Chase, Man Charged

July 22, 2013
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A Toccoa Police officer is recovering from injuries suffered after an individual flees from authorities. It occurred last Monday night, according to Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell. Jarrell said it started just after 11 p.m. last Monday when Officer Shuk Hamdan was investigating a suspicious vehicle in the area of Toccoa Elementary School and...

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Little League Update

July 22, 2013
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The Toccoa 11 and 12-year-old baseball Little League All-Stars dropped their opener Sunday in the state tournament Sunday to Martinez-Evans Little Leauge 7-1 in Richmond Hill, Georgia. Martinez-Evans hit two home runs on offense and struck out 11 Toccoa batters during the game. Toccoa had only one hit and three baserunners for the game....

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