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July 4th Holiday Government Schedules Out

July 3, 2013

Local government offices are announcing their schedules for the July 4th holiday. Toccoa City Hall will be closed Thursday in observance of Independence Day, as will Stephens County government offices. Meanwhile, routes for garbage and recyclables in the city of Toccoa scheduled to be picked up Thursday will be picked up on Friday. Commercial...

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SCSO Announces Arrests

July 3, 2013

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office has reported two arrests. Authorities said the first arrest occurred in connection to a June 27 theft on Pineview Road. According to Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley, various pieces of gold and silver jewelry were taken from the residence. Shirley said that following an investigation; deputies with his office...

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DOT, Law Enforcement Ready for July 4th Weekend on Roads

July 3, 2013

Preparations are underway on Georgia’s highways for the July 4th holiday. Georgia Department of Transportation Spokesperson Teri Pope said that the DOT is expecting a lot of vehicles to hit the roadways this holiday weekend. As a result, Pope said that the Georgia DOT will again restrict construction-related lane closures for the holiday. She...

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Police Still Investigating Friday Wreck in Toccoa

July 3, 2013

The Toccoa Police Department continues to investigate a motorcycle accident that took place last week on Currahee Street. According to the police report, the accident Friday just after noon involved a sole motorcycle that was traveling east on Currahee Street just east of Crestwood Drive. Authorities indicated the motorcycle left the roadway and more...

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NGTC Students Place at National PBL Competition

July 3, 2013

A group of North Georgia Technical College students are back after placing at a national competition. The Phi Beta Lambda National Competition was held in Anaheim, California last month. North Georgia Tech sent six contestants. They included a Parliamentary Procedures team that placed tenth. That team included two Toccoa residents, Lisa Hook and Ryan...

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Final Decision Made To Keep Doyle St. Pool Closed This Year

July 2, 2013

After weeks of uncertainty, the final word is that the Doyle Street Pool in Toccoa will not open this summer. Toccoa-Stephens County YMCA CEO Robin Dake said that the YMCA and city officials reached that mutual decision at a meeting Monday morning. Dake said multiple issues continue to cause problems that cannot be resolved...

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SACS Re-affirms NGTC Accreditation

July 2, 2013

North Georgia Technical College receives re-affirmation of its accreditation. Monday, the school announced that it received official notification that the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools has re-affirmed the school’s accreditation. North Georgia Tech President Dr. Gail Thaxton said the school is thrilled to receive this news. “We expected a good report; every college...

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Toccoa Camp Responds to Atlanta TV Report

July 2, 2013

A Toccoa camp is responding after a story on WSB-TV stated some Atlanta parents were upset at an Underground Railroad simulation in which their children participated. The WSB-TV report quoted Naima McHardy and her father, Curtis, voicing concerns about the simulation at the Blue Ridge Outdoor Education Center in Toccoa. The young woman was...

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Ethan Martin Named International League Pitcher of Week

July 2, 2013

Toccoa’s Ethan Martin receives the Triple-A International League’s Pitcher of the Week award for the week of June 24 through June 30. According to an announcement from the league, Martin was 2-0 this past week with an 0.64 earned run average in two starts this week for the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, the Triple-A affiliate...

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Sen. Wilkinson Meets With New UGA President

July 2, 2013

50th District State Senator John Wilkinson talks agriculture with the new President at the University of Georgia. Wilkinson, who chairs the Senate Agriculture Committee, joined other members of the joint Georgia Senate and House Agriculture Committee to meet newly appointed UGA President Jere Morehead last month, prior to his replacing Dr. Michael Adams Monday....

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