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New Court Date for Crump, Adams

July 25, 2013

A court document on file in federal court indicates that a judge has set another new trial date for the two Toccoa men charged in an alleged plot to attack the U.S. government. The document, filed on July 15, states that Samuel J. Crump and Ray H. Adams, both of Toccoa, are now set...

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MERGE Program Again A Success in Toccoa

July 25, 2013

Volunteers from across the state of Georgia are back in their communities after spending time last week in Toccoa with local volunteers on a community improvement effort. The annual MERGE Program took place last week in Stephens County. The Georgia Baptist Convention organizes MERGE. Youth Ministries Specialist Doug Couch said MERGE is a program...

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Little League Update

July 25, 2013

The Toccoa 11 and 12-year-old Little League baseball All-Stars wrap up play in the state tournament with two losses. In the completion of a game that was postponed for rain Tuesday, Toccoa lost to Newton County 4-3 Wednesday morning. Newton County tied the game with a two-run home run, then won it on a...

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Another Lottery Winner in Toccoa

July 25, 2013

Toccoa sees its second large lottery winner in a matter of weeks. The Georgia Lottery said that 66-year-old Patricia Jackson has won a $400,000 top prize on the “$400,000 Bonanza” instant game. She claimed her prize recently at the Georgia Lottery District Office in Duluth. Jackson purchased the winning ticket at a South Big...

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Title I Meeting Today for Stephens Co. Schools

July 25, 2013

The Stephens County School System will host a meeting today to discuss the school system’s Title I plans for the upcoming school year. According to an announcement from the school system, the meeting is open and for all parents of students at eligible Title I schools. Stephens County’s three Title I schools are Toccoa...

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Almond St. Home Damaged in Tuesday Fire in Toccoa

July 24, 2013

Authorities are investigating a fire Tuesday in Toccoa. Toccoa Fire Department crews were called to an Almond Street residence on Tuesday evening, just a little after 6 p.m., in reference to a fully involved house fire. According to Toccoa Fire Chief Tommy Ayers, a fire had started in the front area of the home...

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Stephens Co. Millage Rate Remains Unchanged

July 24, 2013

Stephens County Commissioners approve the county’s millage rate for this year. Tuesday, county commissioners voted 3-2 to keep the county’s millage rate at 11.32 mills for another year. Chairman Stanley London, and Commissioners Dean Scarborough and Harold Andrews voted for the millage rate, while Commissioners Dennis Bell and Debbie Whitlock voted against it. Scarborough,...

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State Climatologist Says Weather Pattern Likely To Stay the Same

July 24, 2013

As the forecast continues to call for the chance of rain on a regular basis, Georgia’s state climatologist says the wet pattern shows signs of continuing over the weeks ahead. Downtown Toccoa has already received more than 53 inches of rain. That is more than all of last year and according to State Climatologist...

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Cornelia Woman Pleads Guilty to Making Pipe Bombs

July 24, 2013

A Habersham County woman pleads guilty to making and possessing pipe bombs. 24-year-old Celia Savage of Cornelia entered a guilty plea Tuesday in federal district court in Gainesville to counts of making and possessing pipe bombs. The bombs were found at her residence in May 2012 and they were not registered in the National...

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Little League Update

July 24, 2013

Toccoa’s 11 and 12-year-old Little League baseball All-Stars will resume their game with Newton County in the state tournament this morning in Richmond Hill, Georgia. Toccoa led 3-0 in the third inning when the game was called due to rain. Ben Hobbs had an RBI double and Dawson Sorrells followed with a two-run homerun....

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