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Franklin Co. Moving Voting Precinct Consolidation Hearing

July 17, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A change in the location for a scheduled public hearing regarding the Franklin County Board of Elections’ plan to consolidate voting precincts. The hearing was originally set for August 6 at 6 p.m. at the Elections and Registrations Office in Carnesville. Now, Franklin County Elections Superintendent Tess Eubanks...

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Stephens Co. BOE Expected to Name New Member Today

July 16, 2013

The Stephens County Board of Education is expected to name its new board member at a meeting tonight. Board members are expected to choose from three candidates during their regularly scheduled meeting at 5:30 p.m. at the Stephens County School System Administrative Offices on Mize Road in Toccoa. Last Thursday, the school board interviewed...

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Stephens Co. Still Unsure If Avalon Qualifies for SPLOST Proceeds

July 16, 2013

Stephens County is putting the finishing touches on the SPLOST VI referendum that will go before voters this fall. Representatives from Stephens County, along with Toccoa, Martin, and Avalon met Monday for a joint meeting at the historic Stephens County Courthouse to continue SPLOST VI discussions. Stephens County Attorney Brian Ranck said he has...

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SCDA Offers Annual Report to City, County

July 16, 2013

The yearly report from the Stephens County Development Authority shows that job creation in the county dipped in the last 12 months. Development Authority Executive Director Tim Martin presented his yearly report for Fiscal Year 2012-2013 to Toccoa City and Stephens County Commissioners last week. Martin said that for this past fiscal year, there...

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Franklin Co. Voting Precinct Consolidation Plan Clarified

July 16, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Franklin County Board of Elections is clarifying its plan to consolidate voting precincts and adding that it remains open to suggestions. Last month, Franklin County Elections Superintendent Tess Eubanks told the Franklin County Commission that the elections board voted in March to consolidate precincts from the current...

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Little League Update

July 16, 2013

A loss Monday night drops the Toccoa 10 and 11-year-old All-Star baseball team to 0-2 in pool play at the state tournament. Toccoa lost to Cartersville 16-2 in five innings Monday in Peachtree City. Cartersville set the tone early, scoring three runs in the top of the first inning. Toccoa loaded the bases in...

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Corps Announces New Savannah District Commander

July 16, 2013

The Savannah District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is scheduled to receive a new commander later this week. The Corps reports that Col. Thomas J. Tickner will take command of the Savannah District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from Col. Jeffrey M. Hall in a formal ceremony on Friday in...

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Toccoa Jr. League Softball Wins State Title

July 15, 2013

The Toccoa Junior League Softball team won a state title over the weekend after defeating Pioneer Little League of Columbus in two games in East Athens. Toccoa won the first game 9-4 Saturday and the second game 11-8 on Sunday. As state champions, Toccoa will now advance to the Southeastern Regional Tournament in Fort...

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2013 Rainfall Surpasses 2012 Total Rainfall in Toccoa

July 15, 2013

Just six and a half months in, 2013 is already a wetter year in Toccoa than 2012 was. Weekend rains pushed this year’s rainfall totals past the total rainfall mark for all of last year. Rains Saturday and Sunday pushed downtown Toccoa’s year-to-date precipitation to 50.78 inches. That is already more than the 50.05...

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Search Warrant Leads To Arrests

July 15, 2013

Two people were arrested and police continue to seek a third after serving a search warrant at a Toccoa residence. According to Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell, officers went to a South Pine Street residence last Wednesday in reference to a report of a subject who had active arrest warrants out of Elbert County....

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