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Crump, Adams Set for Trial This Month

July 1, 2013

The two remaining Northeast Georgia men charged in an alleged plot to attack the U.S. government are now set to go to trial later this month. According to a document filed in U.S. District Court in Gainesville, Samuel J. Crump and Ray H. Adams, both of Toccoa, are set to go to trial on...

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Shirley’s Shelter Holds Open House

July 1, 2013

A local shelter unveils its newest addition designed to help those in need of a place to stay. Shirley’s Shelter for the Homeless held an open house Sunday at its men’s shelter on South Alexander Street in Toccoa. Shirley Combs, who runs the shelter, said the open house gave people a chance to see...

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Old Mexico Restaurant Holds Ribbon Cutting

July 1, 2013
Old Mexico Restaurant Holds Ribbon Cutting

Downtown Toccoa and Stephens County celebrate the opening of a new restaurant. The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday to mark the opening of Old Mexico Restaurant on Broad Street in Toccoa. Old Mexico Restaurant is owned by Lori and Pablo Tocohua. Lori Tocohua said Old Mexico offers Mexican...

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One Arrested in Storage Unit Thefts in Lavonia, Hart Co.

July 1, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Authorities in Hart County have made an arrest in a string of burglaries from storage units in Lavonia, Hart County, and Anderson County, South Carolina. Hart County Sheriff’s Office investigators have arrested 28-year-old Tasha Marie Franks of Hartwell and are searching for more suspects. According to Hart County...

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NGTC Foundation Receives Literacy Grant

July 1, 2013

North Georgia Technical College receives a grant to support the school’s literacy programs. Recently, the North Georgia Technical College Foundation announced that it received a $7,000 grant from the Dollar General Literacy Organization to support its literacy programs. Specifically, the grant will provide scholarships to qualified GED students to cover the required $160 testing...

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Governor Appoints Toccoa Resident to Board

July 1, 2013

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal appoints a Toccoa resident to a statewide board. On Friday, Governor Deal announced the appointment of Dana Skelton-Sanders to the Georgia State Rehabilitation Council. According to the announcement on the state website, she is a certified rehabilitation counselor for the Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency/ VR Program. In addition, she is...

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Sheriff Issues Scam Warning

June 28, 2013

Local authorities are reminding area residents to continue to be on the lookout for potential scams. Recently, someone came to the AM 630 WNEG studios and alerted us to calls she was receiving from people she did not know asking for her personal account information. She also reported the calls to authorities. Stephens County...

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Doyle St. Pool Still Not Open

June 28, 2013

The Doyle Street Pool remains closed as work continues to get the pool open for swimming. Toccoa-Stephens County YMCA CEO Robin Dake said Friday that they have still not been able to properly balance the chemicals in the pool as required to get Health Department approval and open the pool. So it will not...

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Stephens Co. Unemployment Figures Show Mixed Results in May

June 28, 2013

Recent unemployment figures from the Georgia Department of Labor deliver mixed news for Stephens County. According to the figures for the month of may released Wednesday, Stephens County’s preliminary unemployment rate for the month of may jumped to 8.2 percent. That is a six-tenths of a percentage point increase from the revised April unemployment...

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Hart Defeats Toccoa for 9-10 District All-Star Baseball Title

June 28, 2013

The Hart County 9 and 10-year-old baseball All-Star team captured the District Seven Championship Thursday evening at the Doyle Street Park in Toccoa. Pitchers Casey Tallent and Cane Berrong allowed just three Toccoa singles as Hart County cruised to an 18-2 win. Toccoa picked up its two runs in the bottom of the fourth...

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