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One Charged in Madison Co. Wreck That Killed Toccoa Man

June 18, 2013

A Nicholson, Georgia man will face a charge of first-degree vehicular homicide and related charges in an accident that killed a Toccoa man in Madison County last week. Roy O’Barr, 25, of Toccoa was killed in the two-car accident Friday morning on Friendship Church Road near Danielsville. According to a Georgia State Patrol spokesperson,...

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SPLOST VI Meeting Set for Today

June 18, 2013

SPLOST VI discussions between Stephens County and the county’s municipalities will continue at a meeting this morning. All sides are set to meet for another joint SPLOST VI meeting at 9 a.m. today in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. County government officials, along with officials from Toccoa,...

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Doyle St. Pool Preparations Ongoing

June 18, 2013

Work is still ongoing today to get the Doyle Street Pool open. Toccoa-Stephens County YMCA CEO Robin Dake said Tuesday that they are still attempting to properly balance the chemicals in the pool in order to be able to open it for the summer. She said that information surrounding the opening of the pool...

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Toccoa City Commission Meeting Today

June 17, 2013

Two ordinances highlight the agenda for today’s Toccoa City Commission meeting. Today, city commissioners are expected to consider a yard sale ordinance, as well as amendments to the sign ordinance. Commissioners first discussed both ordinances at their meeting last Monday. Under the proposed yard sale ordinance, a city resident would have to obtain a...

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Collins Says Work Continues on Lake Concerns

June 17, 2013

Even though water levels are back up due to recent rains, 9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins said Friday that work continues on improving management of the upper Savannah River. In an interview Friday with AM 630 WNEG, Collins provided an update on that work. Back in March, Collins announced he was the chair...

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Work Ongoing To Open Toccoa Pool

June 17, 2013

Work continues to get the Doyle Street Pool in Toccoa open for the summer. According to Toccoa-Stephens County YMCA CEO Robin Dake, they are still working to balance the chemicals in the pool. For that reason, as well as the weather forecast, Dake said the YMCA does not believe the pool will open today...

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Tinkerbell’s Flea Market Holds Ribbon Cutting

June 17, 2013
Tinkerbell’s Flea Market Holds Ribbon Cutting

The community welcomes a new retail store to Currahee Street. Friday, the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of Tinkerbell’s Flea Market on West Currahee Street in Toccoa. Owner Janelle Hart said Tinkerbell’s has lots of different items for people to look at and buy. “(I...

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“Sugar Rush” Returns Thursday

June 17, 2013

An event this week will satisfy sweet tooths while also helping a good cause. The “Sugar Rush” gourmet challenge takes place Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Currahee Campus of North Georgia Technical College. During the “Sugar Rush,” local chefs will craft their finest desserts and paid ticket holders will vote for...

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Mountain Education Center Expanding

June 17, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia An education program with a location in Toccoa expands elsewhere in northeast Georgia. The Mountain Education Center is opening a new learning center in Bowman for teens that have dropped out of high school. George Counter is spokesman for the evening high school program. He said the new...

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Police Blotter

June 17, 2013

A Toccoa man has reported the theft of thousands of dollars worth of items from his home. According to a report on file with the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy responded to Long Circle on June 11, where a man told him that someone took numerous items from his residence while he was...

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