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Hartwell Nearing Full Pool

August 1, 2013

Lake Hartwell is coming back down to full pool faster than first predicted. As of Tuesday, the lake was at about 661.78 feet above mean sea level, less than two feet from full pool of 660 feet above mean sea level. That is also down nearly four feet from flood stage earlier this month....

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Toccoa City Commission Talks Blighted Properties

July 31, 2013

Toccoa City Commissioners are turning their attention to the issue of blighted properties in the city limits. During a work session Monday, city commissioners talked about how to proceed with cleaning up various blighted properties in the town limits. Toccoa City Manager Mike Jackson said that in a number of cases, there are legal...

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City, County Hear from SCDA At Joint Meeting

July 31, 2013

Local government officials talk economic development at a joint city-county meeting. Stephens County and Toccoa City Commissioners gathered Tuesday morning at the Cornerstone Restaurant in downtown Toccoa for that joint meeting. During the meeting, both sides heard from Stephens County Development Authority Executive Director Tim Martin on two different topics, the Big A Road...

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Toccoa Commission Accepts Bids

July 31, 2013

The city of Toccoa will move forward on some improvements at its water treatment facility on Falls Road. Monday, Toccoa City Commissioners unanimously approved about $135,000 worth of improvements to the alum system at the city’s water treatment facility. Toccoa City Manager Mike Jackson said the system is just old and in need of...

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Little League Update

July 31, 2013

The Toccoa Junior League Softball All-Stars will play for a Southeast Regional title and a berth in the Junior League Softball World Series tonight. Tuesday, Toccoa defeated the host team from Cape   Coral, Florida 3-1 in the semifinals to advance to tonight’s championship game. Madison Massee and Alyssa Shultz combined to throw a one-hitter...

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DA Seeks Death Penalty in Canon Murder Case

July 31, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Northern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Parks White has announced he plans to seek the death penalty for the man charged in the January murder of a Canon woman. White confirmed last Thursday that he has filed notice that he will seek the death penalty for Brent James Shubert of...

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Residents Speak Out Against Including Pool in SPLOST VI

July 30, 2013

The Toccoa City Commission’s decision to propose spending $900,000 of SPLOST VI revenue on a city pool is upsetting some city residents. Monday, Toccoa City Commissioners unanimously approved the SPLOST VI intergovernmental agreement that county commissioners approved last week. That agreement lays out how Toccoa would spend the SPLOST VI revenue it receives if...

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Jarrell Issues Warning On Door-to-door Salespeople

July 30, 2013

Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell is urging city residents to use caution when a door-to-door salesperson approaches. According to Jarrell, the police department has recently received a number of reports from city residents about people heading door-to-door selling things like home security systems, carpet cleaning services, and other services or products. Jarrell said the...

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Stephens Co., Toccoa Holding Joint Meeting This Morning

July 30, 2013

Stephens County and Toccoa City Commissioners will come together this morning for a joint meeting. The two boards will meet at 8:30 a.m. today at the Cornerstone Restaurant on Doyle   Street in downtown Toccoa to discuss a number of items. Items on the agenda for this morning’s joint meeting of the two commissions...

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Armed Robbery in Gumlog Community

July 30, 2013
Armed Robbery in Gumlog Community

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia This vehicle was used in a armed robbery at a residence in the Gumlog Community of FranklinCounty around 4:06 p.m. Monday. Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas said no one was hurt but a rifle was discharged by one of the suspects. He said authorities are searching for two...

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