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Deal Attends Wilkinson Reception

October 3, 2013

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal makes another stop in Toccoa. Deal, who was recently in Toccoa for the Highway 17 groundbreaking, returned to Stephens County Tuesday for a reception for 50th District State Senator John Wilkinson. The reception took place at the Gate Cottage on the campus of Toccoa Falls College and drew people from...

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Rufaro Smith Found Guilty In 2012 Armed Robbery

October 2, 2013

A Stephens County jury finds a Toccoa man guilty on all counts in a 2012 armed robbery. The jury delivered the guilty verdict after deliberating for less than 20 minutes Wednesday in the trial of Rufaro Christopher Smith of Toccoa in Stephens County Superior Court. Following the verdict, Mountain Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge...

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Stephens Co. Unemployment Drops in August

October 2, 2013

Stephens County sees its unemployment rate drop in August. According to figures released last week by the Georgia Department of Labor, Stephens County had a preliminary unemployment rate of 8.1 percent in August. That is down eight-tenths of a percentage point from the revised July rate of 8.9 percent. Also, this August’s rate is...

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Toccoa, MGAG Looking at CNG Station

October 2, 2013

The Municipal Gas Authority of Georgia thinks Toccoa may be right for a compressed natural gas fueling station that could be open to the public. Officials from MGAG met with Toccoa City Commissioners last month at a work session to talk about the idea. The city of Toccoa has been conducting a test run,...

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Currahee Outdoors Holds Ribbon Cutting

October 2, 2013
Currahee Outdoors Holds Ribbon Cutting

Local leaders come together to celebrate a local outdoors business. The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony last Thursday for Currahee Outdoors at the store’s location on Clary Connector in Eastanollee. Currahee Outdoors CEO and Founder Matt Adams said the store looks to take care of the community’s needs for...

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Lady Indian Softball In Region Tourney; Third Game Today

October 2, 2013

The Stephens County Lady Indian softball team will play Lumpkin County today in the third game of a best-of-3 Region tournament series. Tuesday, Stephens County traveled to Dahlonega for the first two games of the series. Lumpkin County won Game One 2-0; but the Lady Indians fought back in Game Two, evening the series...

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SCMS Football Beats Hart; Wins League Title

October 2, 2013

The Stephens County Middle School football team wins its conference championship. Stephens County Middle School’s Rebels did that on Saturday by defeating HartCounty in Hartwell 14-0. The win gave StephensCounty the NEGIAA title. Stephens County opened the scoring in the first half, with quarterback Griff Pruitt finding Cole Rogers for a passing touchdown to...

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Royston City Hall Moving Today

October 2, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Royston City Hall will be closed today. City Manager Greg Scott said that today is moving day and RoystonCity Hall is moving to its new location at 684 Franklin Springs St., which was the old library. “We’re actually going to be co-located with the library until they finish...

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Rufaro Smith Trial Expected to go to Jury Today

October 2, 2013

The jury is expected to get the case today in the trial of a Toccoa man in connection to an alleged 2012 armed robbery. The trial of Rufaro Christopher Smith of Toccoa began Tuesday morning in Stephens County Superior Court with Judge Chan Caudell presiding. Smith faces charges of armed robbery, aggravated assault, and...

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Local Effects of Government Shutdown

October 1, 2013

The Toccoa Social Security office remains open as the federal government shuts down. The office on Big A Road is open for business from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, as well as 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesdays. However, The Social Security Administration says the shutdown is causing...

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