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Windy Start to Winter

December 21, 2012
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Winter is getting off to a windy start. Winter officially begins later today. A wind advisory remains in effect for Stephens County through Saturday. Last night, downtown Toccoa received a wind gust of 33 miles per hour, with other wind gusts of over 20 miles an hour. Winds could gust as high as 45...

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Currahee Club Holds Ribbon Cutting for Welcome Center

December 21, 2012
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Currahee Club Holds Ribbon Cutting for Welcome Center

The Currahee Club opens its new welcome center. Thursday, the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the club’s welcome center. The welcome center is the building that used to be the sales office for the Currahee Club. The club’s community manager, Anne Shurley, said that the Currahee Club is excited...

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Royston To Continue To Use Prisoners from Whitworth

December 21, 2012
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By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The City of Royston says it will continue to use prison workers from Whitworth Detention Center until their contract with the prison runs out, no matter whether those prisoners are male or female. That was the decision of the Royston City Council at its regular meeting earlier this...

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Toccoa Elementary Locked Down for a short time Wednesday

December 20, 2012
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Stephens County school officials say that nothing was found after Toccoa Elementary School was locked down for a brief time Wednesday morning. Stephens County School Superintendent Sherrie Whiten said the lockdown was a precautionary measure. “At Toccoa Elementary, there was a report of someone in the parking lot that looked suspicious and (there were)...

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Three from Toccoa Arrested in Banks Co. Shooting

December 20, 2012
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Three Toccoa men face charges in connection with a shooting over the weekend in Banks County that left one man injured. According to Banks County Sheriff-Elect Carlton Speed, authorities responded to a location on Borders Road in Banks County at around 6 a.m. Sunday. Once there, authorities found 30-year-old David D. Watkins of Borders...

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Toccoa Commission Approves Updated Occupation Tax Ordinance

December 20, 2012
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The city of Toccoa updates its occupation tax ordinance. Monday, city commissioners unanimously approved an updated version of the occupation tax ordinance. According to Toccoa City Attorney John Dickerson, the updated ordinance includes a number of changes. Dickerson said one change increases the flat fee assessed against businesses that are defined as professional businesses,...

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Toccoa City Commission Awards Bids For 2 SPLOST Projects

December 20, 2012
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The Toccoa City Commission approves bids for two separate SPLOST projects. On Monday, city commissioners unanimously approved bids for both the renovation of the engine room at the Doyle Street fire station and resurfacing of a number of city streets. The city commission awarded the renovation of the Fire Department Engine Room to Ivester...

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Stephens Co. Hospital Reports Flu, Pneumonia ‘Prevalent’

December 20, 2012
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Stephens County Hospital is seeing a lot of flu and pneumonia cases. According to Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell, the flu is very prevalent in the area this year. He also said that the area is seeing more cases than it had at this time last year. “We have had a lot of flu and...

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Toccoa To Stay With Same Auditing Firm

December 19, 2012
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The Toccoa City Commission will keep the same firm conducting the city’s fiscal year audits for another three years. During Monday’s meeting, the city commission voted unanimously to approve a new auditing contract with Mauldin and Jenkins, the city’s current auditor. Mauldin and Jenkins of Atlanta has conducted the city of Toccoa’s audits since...

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Prayer Vigil Set For Christmas Eve in Toccoa

December 19, 2012
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Members of the local community are organizing a prayer vigil this Christmas Eve to pray for an end to violence in the wake of last Friday’s school shooting in Connecticut. St. Matthias Episcopal Church is organizing the silent, non-denominational prayer vigil that will take place on Christmas Eve from 7 to 10 p.m. at...

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