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“Sugar Rush” Returns Thursday

June 17, 2013
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An event this week will satisfy sweet tooths while also helping a good cause. The “Sugar Rush” gourmet challenge takes place Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Currahee Campus of North Georgia Technical College. During the “Sugar Rush,” local chefs will craft their finest desserts and paid ticket holders will vote for...

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Mountain Education Center Expanding

June 17, 2013
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By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia An education program with a location in Toccoa expands elsewhere in northeast Georgia. The Mountain Education Center is opening a new learning center in Bowman for teens that have dropped out of high school. George Counter is spokesman for the evening high school program. He said the new...

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Police Blotter

June 17, 2013
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A Toccoa man has reported the theft of thousands of dollars worth of items from his home. According to a report on file with the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy responded to Long Circle on June 11, where a man told him that someone took numerous items from his residence while he was...

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Toccoa Looking at Changes to Sign Ordinance

June 14, 2013
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The Toccoa City Commission is currently considering proposed amendments to the city’s sign ordinance. City commissioners held a first reading of the proposed amended sign ordinance at their meeting on Monday. Toccoa Planning Director Connie Tabor said the major proposed change in the sign ordinance covers electronic signage in the city of Toccoa. “One...

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Humane Shelter Fundraiser Coming Up

June 14, 2013
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An annual fundraiser for the Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter is coming up later this month. The annual “Jailhouse Rock” event will take place on Saturday, June 29 at the Currahee Campus of North Georgia Technical College. Angie Garland is a member of the Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter Board. She said this year’s “Jailhouse Rock”...

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Feral Outfitters Holds Ribbon Cutting

June 14, 2013
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Feral Outfitters Holds Ribbon Cutting

Downtown Toccoa welcomes a new business. Feral Outfitters opened a couple of months ago and on Thursday, the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce celebrated the store’s opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Owner Karly Herring says that Feral Outfitters carries a wide variety of apparel and accessories. “Here at Feral, we like to say that...

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Stephens Co. Jury Duty Announcement

June 14, 2013
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Stephens County Clerk of Court Tim Quick said Thursday that jurors in Stephens County who received a summons to report for jury duty on Monday must report as scheduled at 8:45 a.m.

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Car Hit By Train Last Month Did Not Stop At Stop Sign

June 14, 2013
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Authorities indicated Thursday that a review of the video of last month’s fatal train-car collision in Stephens County confirms that the vehicle did not stop before crossing the train tracks and being hit by the train. A Georgia State Patrol spokesperson said that the video review confirmed initial indications that the 2008 Mazda failed...

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Franklin Co. Man Threatens To Kill Sheriff’s Office Deputies

June 14, 2013
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By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Authorities have said a Franklin County man will likely undergo a psychiatric evaluation after threatening to kill Sheriff’s Office deputies. It happened Tuesday evening at a home in the Pleasant Hill Community of Franklin County. Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas said the suspect, identified as Donald Janes, called...

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City of Toccoa Opens Bids

June 14, 2013
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Toccoa opens bids on two different items. During Monday’s city commission meeting, commissioners opened bids on both a pipe inspection camera and renovations to the Doyle Street Fire Department Office and Living Quarters. The city received one bid on the pipe inspection camera. That bid came from P & H Supply Co. of Warrentown,...

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