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Toccoa Police Dept. Receives Car Seat Mini-Grant

January 29, 2013
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The Toccoa Police Department will receive a grant to again help provide car seats to families who need them in Stephens County. Last week, the Police Department announced that it received the 2013 Car Seat Mini-Grant from the Georgia Department of Public Health’s Office of Injury Prevention. The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety and...

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Two Arrested in Toccoa Aggravated Assault Earlier This Month

January 29, 2013
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Two people face charges after an altercation earlier this month in Toccoa led to an injury. Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell said that police were called to Stephens Drive just before 1 a.m. on January 19 in reference to a fight in progress in the roadway. “It appears as if there were some individuals...

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Stephens Co. BOE Scheduled to Meet Today

January 29, 2013
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The Stephens County Board of Education will continue discussion of operational system options at a called meeting scheduled for later today. The Board of Education is set to meet at 5:30 p.m. at the Stephens County School System Administrative Offices on Mize Road. According to Stephens County School Superintendent Sherrie Whiten, state law said...

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GBI, Franklin Co. Sheriff’s Office Investigating Death of Infant

January 29, 2013
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By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Agents with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are assisting the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office in looking into the death of a two-month-old baby. According to Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas, it happened early last week. Thomas said his deputies and EMS workers responded to a call at a...

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House Fire in Martin Friday

January 29, 2013
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Nobody is hurt after a structure fire late last week in southern Stephens County. The fire occurred Friday at about 12:30 p.m. on Whispering Woods Road in the Martin area. According to Martin Volunteer Fire Department Chief Len Stovall, his department responded to a doublewide home that had caught fire. Crews from Big Smith...

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SCHS Baseball Team Receives Conditioning Awards

January 29, 2013
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SCHS Baseball Team Receives Conditioning Awards

While winter sports continue towards their postseason in Georgia, spring sports are right around the corner. At Stephens County High School, the baseball team is well into its pre-season conditioning program and last week, the Indian baseball coaches presented awards to a number of players. Tristan Powell, Matthew Henson, Mason Long, and Austin Lord...

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Collins Co-Sponsors REINS Act

January 29, 2013
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Collins Co-Sponsors REINS Act

9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins is an original co-sponsor of the Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny, or REINS, Act of 2013. Introduced by Republican Indiana Congressman Todd Young, this legislation will institute the oversight role of legislative branch by seeking Congressional approval for any major rule proposed by the executive...

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Squirrel Blamed For Downtown Toccoa Power Outage

January 28, 2013
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Officials with Georgia Power said that a squirrel in the system is to blame for a power outage in the downtown Toccoa area Monday morning. The power went out at around 8:45 a.m. Monday, affecting around 600 customers, including the AM 630 WNEG studios. A Georgia Power spokesman said that the squirrel got into...

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Toccoa Holds Main Street Awards

January 28, 2013
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Toccoa Holds Main Street Awards

Toccoa celebrates another year on Main Street. The Toccoa Main Street Program held its annual Main Street Awards Reception on Thursday in the Schaefer Center. Main Street officials honored a number of businesses and individuals with awards. Toccoa Main Street Director Connie Tabor said it was a great night to honor these businesses and...

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Toccoa Police Arrest Two After Responding to Open 911 Line

January 28, 2013
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Two people face charges after an open 911 line led to further investigation in Toccoa. Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell said the incident started when an officer responded to a residence on Busha Street on January 9 at about 6 p.m. in reference to an open 911 line. “When the officers arrived and were...

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