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Martin Makes MLB Debut

August 5, 2013

Toccoa’s Ethan Martin makes his major league debut. Martin pitched for the Philadelphia Phillies Friday night in Philadelphia against the Atlanta Braves, starting and taking the loss in a 6-4 Braves win. Martin started off strong, striking out four in the first two innings. However, Atlanta’s bats warmed up in the third and the...

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Global Partitions Makes Donation to NGTC

August 5, 2013
Global Partitions Makes Donation to NGTC

A local industry makes a donation to NorthGeorgiaTechnicalCollege. The school announced recently that Global Partitions of Toccoa made a donation of more than $30,000 in materials and supplies to North Georgia Tech in order to renovate the bathroom facilities at Bryant Hall on the school’s Clarkesville Campus. North Georgia Technical College is the oldest...

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Ribbon Cutting Held for Damon Media

August 5, 2013
Ribbon Cutting Held for Damon Media

Thursday, the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for Damon Media at the Chamber offices in downtown Toccoa. Damon Media is an outdoor advertising company. Damon and Pamela Bush are the co-owners. Damon Bush said that the company can handle all of someone’s outdoor advertising needs from start to finish. “We...

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Shots Fired In Downtown Alley, Nobody Hurt

August 2, 2013

Initial reports indicate that nobody was injured after shots were apparently fired in a downtown Toccoa alley late Thursday afternoon. It happened during the 5 p.m. hour in the alley and parking lot area behind WNEG Radio. We’ll have information as it becomes available.  

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Ethan Martin Making MLB Debut Today Vs. Braves

August 2, 2013

Toccoa native Ethan Martin will make his major league debut tonight in Philadelphia against the Atlanta Braves. The Phillies have announced that they have called up Martin to pitch in the series opener against the Braves at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia. The 2008 Stephens County High School graduate is 11-5 with a 4.12...

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Shirley Asks Drivers to Be Careful on Hwy. 17

August 2, 2013

Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley is urging caution for drivers traveling on Highway 17 in StephensCounty as construction on the highway picks up. The project to build a four-lane Highway 17 from Memorial   Drive all the way to the Stephens-FranklinCounty line is underway and crews are working along the road in some areas....

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Toccoa Still Testing Natural Gas Vehicles

August 2, 2013

Toccoa city officials are looking at ways to continue expanding the city’s gas system and customer base. At Tuesday’s joint meeting with Stephens County Commissioners, Toccoa officials discussed the topic. Toccoa City Manager Mike Jackson said one thing he is still looking at is the viability of converting vehicles to compressed natural gas. Jackson...

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Toccoa Drama Camp Ends With Performance Tonight

August 2, 2013

A week-long drama camp organized by Main Street Toccoa is wrapping up tonight at the SchaeferCenter. Children in grades 4 through 9 have gathered all week at the downtown theater for Main Street’s first Summer Drama Camp. Toccoa Main Street Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said the camp has gone very well in its first...

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Franklin Co. Commission Debates County Attorney Fees

August 2, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County Commissioners are at odds over whether to reduce the fee paid to the county attorney. At the commission’s work session Tuesday night, Franklin County Commission Chair Thomas Bridges said he believes the county is paying attorney Bubba Samuels too much for his services. “In talking to...

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Meet and Greet Today for New Stephens Co. E-911/EMA Director

August 2, 2013

Stephens County will welcome its new E-911 and Emergency Management Agency Director at an event later today. A meet and greet for new Stephens County E-911 and EMA Director Denny Folsom will take place today from 3 to 5 p.m. in the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. Folsom was hired last month to...

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  • November 14, 2014Holiday Tours at Hardman Farm State Historic Site
  • November 22, 2014Pittard Clinic is partnered with Toccoa Junior Women’s Club for a coat and food drive
  • November 23, 2014 1:00 pmSenior Citizens Dinner and Gospel Concert; Annual Sandra Harbin Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner and The Wen
  • November 24, 2014Revival
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