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Rainy Night in Toccoa Drops Over 1.5 Inches of Rain

June 6, 2013

Toccoa could see more rain later today to add on to what the area saw last night. Downtown Toccoa received 1.58 inches of rain during the evening and overnight hours Wednesday into Thursday. That puts Toccoa over 37 inches of rain for the year to date, compared to just over 19 inches at this...

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Chamber Looking to ‘Soar to New Heights’ in Year Ahead

June 6, 2013

The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce says its goal is to help the community soar to new heights in the year ahead. The Chamber’s year starts on July 1 and incoming Chamber Chair Brian Akin spoke about the Chamber’s goals for the next year at last month’s Chamber of Commerce banquet, held at the...

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Ga. Marking National Fishing and Boating Week

June 6, 2013

Georgia is marking National Fishing and Boating Week this week. The state’s Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division is taking the opportunity to encourage people of all ages to take advantage of activities centered around fishing and boating this week. Wildlife Resources Division Chief of Fisheries Management John Biagi said outdoor recreation strengthens...

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Police Blotter

June 6, 2013

The Toccoa Police Department is investigating a burglary at a Mulkey Road residence. According to the report on file with police, a woman told an officer that someone had pried open the back door to a home on Mulkey Road and stolen some large household items. Items taken included a water heater, refrigerator, and...

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Doyle St. Pool Will Not Open This Summer

June 5, 2013

The Doyle Street Pool will not open this summer. Toccoa-Stephens County YMCA CEO Robin Dake made that announcement on Tuesday. Dake said that they regret that the pool cannot open this year. However, she said two problems have come up that have forced this decision. “One of the problems is we found two major...

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County Officials Meet for Budget Retreat

June 5, 2013

A group of Stephens County’s constitutional officers say they cannot cut their department’s budgets anymore. Stephens County Tax Commissioner Dene Hicks, Sheriff Randy Shirley, Clerk of Court Tim Quick, and Probate Judge Glenda Ernest delivered that message at a county commission budget retreat Tuesday. Following a budget retreat last month, Stephens County Administrator Phyllis...

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Ga. DNR Offers Advice As Bear Sightings Pick Up

June 5, 2013

As the temperatures warm up, the number of bear sightings is rising. Over this past weekend, a bear was spotted in a woman’s yard in Martin. In addition, a bear was hit and killed by a truck on Falls road last week. Georgia Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Biologist Scott Frazier said bear sightings...

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Toccoa Lions Receive Awards

June 5, 2013
Toccoa Lions Receive Awards

The Toccoa Lions Club is the only recipient of a special recognition at a recent state conference. Last weekend, the Toccoa Lions Club received the District Governor’s certificate of special recognition for leading by example at the Georgia Lions State Convention in Augusta. According to local club officials, the Toccoa Lions Club is the...

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Funeral Services Set for Richard Acree

June 4, 2013

Funeral services are set for Acree Oil Company President Richard Acree. Acree died Sunday at his home at the age of 86. Services will take place at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the First United Methodist Church in Toccoa. Besides serving as President at Acree Oil, Acree also owned the convenience store chain Hasty Mart...

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Four Plead Guilty in 2012 Martin Home Invasion

June 4, 2013

Four of the six people indicted in connection to a Stephens County home invasion that resulted in the death of one of the alleged intruders will spend time in prison after pleading guilty. 23-year-old Mack Javares Cunningham of Athens, 22-year-old Robert Luther Neal of Toccoa, 19-year-old Haven Deandra Adams of an unknown address, and...

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