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Music Series Kicks Off Saturday in Toccoa

May 31, 2013
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A summer music series returns to downtown Toccoa this weekend for its second year. The 2nd annual “Ida Cox Music Series” will begin this Saturday night in downtown Toccoa. Main Street Toccoa Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said that they are looking forward to a successful summer of outdoor music. “One of our goals in...

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Camp Toccoa Celebration, D-Day Run This Weekend

May 31, 2013
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Stephens County is hosting an anniversary celebration this weekend for two Camp Toccoa regiments. The 70th Anniversary Celebration for the 511th and 517th Parachute Infantry Regiments who trained at Camp Toccoa will take place today and Saturday. Saturday, a program to recognize the two regiments will take place at 11 a.m. on the Camp...

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Hart Co. Probate Judge Reprimanded

May 31, 2013
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By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Georgia Judicial Qualifications Commission has reprimanded Hart County Probate Judge Bob Smith. In a ruling issued late last week, the Commission said it had received complaints from citizens in Hart County regarding Smith’s involvement in his son’s campaign for the Magistrate Judge seat in March. Joey Smith...

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Harkness Pleads to Lesser Charges

May 30, 2013
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An area attorney with an office in Toccoa enters a plea agreement in Habersham County Superior Court. According to information provided by the Habersham County Clerk of Court’s Office, Jerry Bruce Harkness, Sr. of Demorest pleaded guilty to three misdemeanor counts of reckless conduct recently. Under the terms of the plea agreement, Harkness was...

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DNR Says Quiet Weekend on Hartwell

May 30, 2013
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By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Officials said this week that the new boating under the influence law in Georgia appears to be making a difference already. According to the state’s Department of Natural Resources, the Memorial Day holiday weekend saw relatively few incidents on Lake Hartwell. Georgia DNR Law Enforcement Officer Craig Fulgum...

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Developer Changing Plans for Proposed Apartment Complex in Toccoa

May 30, 2013
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An Alabama development company is changing its plans for a proposed apartment complex development in Toccoa. In March, the Toccoa City Commission unanimously approved a resolution of support for the project that is called Toccoa Terrace Apartments. At that time, the developer, Clement and Company of Mobile, Alabama, said it wanted to construct 48...

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Local Professor Up For National Award

May 30, 2013
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Local Professor Up For National Award

A local music professor is a quarterfinalist for a national award. Toccoa Falls College Assistant Professor of Music Education William David Stufft has been named as a quarterfinalist for the first ever GRAMMY Foundation Music Educator Award. The GRAMMY Foundation and the Recording Academy said they created the Music Educator Award to recognize current...

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County Commission Approves New Board of Elections Appointment

May 30, 2013
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The Stephens County Board of Registrations and Elections is getting a new member. William “Bill” Grant will serve as the Republican nominee to the Board for a two-year term. Grant replaces Michelle Grafton, who is resigning from the Board of Elections at the end of her term on June 30. Stephens County Commissioners unanimously...

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Police Blotter

May 30, 2013
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A truck driver is okay after striking a bear with his tractor-trailer Memorial Day morning in Toccoa. The Toccoa Police Department said a 2008 International Tractor Trailer owned by LP Service Company of Clarkesville and driven by Perry Lavance Zimmerman of Clarkesville was heading towards Toccoa on Falls Road just before 2:30 a.m. Monday...

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Stephens Co. Commission Rescinds Letter of Support for Water Project

May 29, 2013
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Stephens County Commissioners revoke their support for a proposed multi-million dollar project to interconnect area water systems. Madison and Elbert County officials want $10 million in state grant funds from the Governor’s Water Supply Program to interconnect water systems in five northeast Georgia counties, Stephens, Franklin, Madison, Elbert, and Oglethorpe. Last month, Stephens County...

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