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Job Fair for Offenders Wednesday

July 23, 2013

The Georgia Department of Labor is sponsoring a job fair for offenders to meet with employers Wednesday (July 24). The state’s Department of Corrections, Toccoa Probation Office, and Toccoa and Habersham Career Centers of the Georgia Department of Labor are sponsoring the fair for offenders Wednesday from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Ruby...

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Oconee, SC Fire Considered Arson

July 22, 2013

Authorities in Oconee County, South Carolina have said they consider a Friday morning fire near the Georgia-South Carolina state line a case of suspected arson. Oconee County Sheriff’s Office Spokesman Jimmy Watt said that investigators are following leads regarding the case at this time. The fire occurred early Friday morning on Cleveland Pike Road...

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Back to School Bash Date Set

July 22, 2013

It is one month until the start of school and the Stephens County School System is finalizing plans for an annual back-to-school event. This year’s “Back to School Bash” is set for August 22 at Stephens County High School. Stephens County School Superintendent Sherrie Whiten said that this year’s “Back to School Bash” will...

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Storms Dump More Rain

July 22, 2013

Toccoa receives more heavy rain as storms move through the area. Storms and heavy rain that moved through the area last night dumped another 1.66 inches of rain on downtown Toccoa. That puts downtown Toccoa over 53 inches of rain for the year to date. The total rainfall amount for all of last year...

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Hospital Finances Tight Three-Fourths Of Way Into Fiscal Year

July 22, 2013

Stephens County Hospital is watching the bottom line closely through some tight financial times. During the Hospital Authority’s regularly monthly meeting last week, hospital officials reported that the hospital encountered another tough month from a revenue perspective in June. According to Stephens County Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell, the hospital is experiencing a rough year...

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Toccoa Police Officer Injured in Chase, Man Charged

July 22, 2013

A Toccoa Police officer is recovering from injuries suffered after an individual flees from authorities. It occurred last Monday night, according to Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell. Jarrell said it started just after 11 p.m. last Monday when Officer Shuk Hamdan was investigating a suspicious vehicle in the area of Toccoa Elementary School and...

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Little League Update

July 22, 2013

The Toccoa 11 and 12-year-old baseball Little League All-Stars dropped their opener Sunday in the state tournament Sunday to Martinez-Evans Little Leauge 7-1 in Richmond Hill, Georgia. Martinez-Evans hit two home runs on offense and struck out 11 Toccoa batters during the game. Toccoa had only one hit and three baserunners for the game....

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Rep. Collins Supports Education Bill

July 22, 2013

9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins votes in favor of a U.S. House bill that would, if it became law, make a number of changes to the education system. The bill, introduced by a Republican Representative from Minnesota, would eliminate Adequate Yearly Progress, or AYP, repeal federal Highly Qualified Teacher requirements, give states and...

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Hart Co. Passes Animal Control Ordinance

July 22, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia For the first time in its 160-year history, Hart County has an animal control ordinance. At its regular meeting earlier this month, the Hart County Board of Commissioners heard a final reading of the ordinance and held a public hearing before taking a vote and passing the ordinance....

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Stephens Co. School System Will Offer Free Lunches in Elementary Schools, Middle School

July 19, 2013

The Stephens County School System will offer free breakfasts and lunches to students in the county’s elementary schools and middle school this coming school year. This week, Stephens County School Superintendent Sherrie Whiten announced that the school system had been approved for a program called the Community Eligibility Option for Free Meal Reimbursement this...

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