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Shots Fired In Downtown Alley, Nobody Hurt

August 2, 2013

Initial reports indicate that nobody was injured after shots were apparently fired in a downtown Toccoa alley late Thursday afternoon. It happened during the 5 p.m. hour in the alley and parking lot area behind WNEG Radio. We’ll have information as it becomes available.  

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Ethan Martin Making MLB Debut Today Vs. Braves

August 2, 2013

Toccoa native Ethan Martin will make his major league debut tonight in Philadelphia against the Atlanta Braves. The Phillies have announced that they have called up Martin to pitch in the series opener against the Braves at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia. The 2008 Stephens County High School graduate is 11-5 with a 4.12...

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Shirley Asks Drivers to Be Careful on Hwy. 17

August 2, 2013

Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley is urging caution for drivers traveling on Highway 17 in StephensCounty as construction on the highway picks up. The project to build a four-lane Highway 17 from Memorial   Drive all the way to the Stephens-FranklinCounty line is underway and crews are working along the road in some areas....

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Toccoa Still Testing Natural Gas Vehicles

August 2, 2013

Toccoa city officials are looking at ways to continue expanding the city’s gas system and customer base. At Tuesday’s joint meeting with Stephens County Commissioners, Toccoa officials discussed the topic. Toccoa City Manager Mike Jackson said one thing he is still looking at is the viability of converting vehicles to compressed natural gas. Jackson...

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Toccoa Drama Camp Ends With Performance Tonight

August 2, 2013

A week-long drama camp organized by Main Street Toccoa is wrapping up tonight at the SchaeferCenter. Children in grades 4 through 9 have gathered all week at the downtown theater for Main Street’s first Summer Drama Camp. Toccoa Main Street Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said the camp has gone very well in its first...

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Franklin Co. Commission Debates County Attorney Fees

August 2, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County Commissioners are at odds over whether to reduce the fee paid to the county attorney. At the commission’s work session Tuesday night, Franklin County Commission Chair Thomas Bridges said he believes the county is paying attorney Bubba Samuels too much for his services. “In talking to...

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Meet and Greet Today for New Stephens Co. E-911/EMA Director

August 2, 2013

Stephens County will welcome its new E-911 and Emergency Management Agency Director at an event later today. A meet and greet for new Stephens County E-911 and EMA Director Denny Folsom will take place today from 3 to 5 p.m. in the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. Folsom was hired last month to...

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Former State Rep. Jamieson Running for Toccoa City Commission

August 1, 2013

A familiar face is looking to re-enter the political scene in Stephens County. Former Stephens County Commissioner and Georgia State Representative Jeanette Jamieson has announced that she will run for a seat on the Toccoa City Commission this Fall. Jamieson said she will seek Post 3 on the Toccoa City Commission, currently held by...

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Second Wilbros Lawsuit Appears To Be Forthcoming

August 1, 2013

It appears as if another lawsuit may be on the way in the ongoing Wilbros controversy. Toccoa attorney Alton Adams said Wednesday that he was planning to file a lawsuit in the next three or four days in U.S. District Court on behalf of about 50 plaintiffs in U.S. District Court in Gainesville against...

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‘Grace Period’ Over on Toccoa Yard Sale Ordinance

August 1, 2013

Toccoa city officials have said the grace period is over regarding the city’s new yard sale ordinance. Beginning today, officials said the city will begin issuing citations for violations of the yard sale ordinance, which city commissioners approved last month. When approving the ordinance, commissioners granted a grace period until today where there would...

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