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June 17, 2013

A Toccoa man has reported the theft of thousands of dollars worth of items from his home. According to a report on file with the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy responded to Long Circle on June 11, where a man told him that someone took numerous items from his residence while he was...

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Toccoa Looking at Changes to Sign Ordinance

June 14, 2013

The Toccoa City Commission is currently considering proposed amendments to the city’s sign ordinance. City commissioners held a first reading of the proposed amended sign ordinance at their meeting on Monday. Toccoa Planning Director Connie Tabor said the major proposed change in the sign ordinance covers electronic signage in the city of Toccoa. “One...

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Humane Shelter Fundraiser Coming Up

June 14, 2013

An annual fundraiser for the Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter is coming up later this month. The annual “Jailhouse Rock” event will take place on Saturday, June 29 at the Currahee Campus of North Georgia Technical College. Angie Garland is a member of the Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter Board. She said this year’s “Jailhouse Rock”...

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Feral Outfitters Holds Ribbon Cutting

June 14, 2013
Feral Outfitters Holds Ribbon Cutting

Downtown Toccoa welcomes a new business. Feral Outfitters opened a couple of months ago and on Thursday, the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce celebrated the store’s opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Owner Karly Herring says that Feral Outfitters carries a wide variety of apparel and accessories. “Here at Feral, we like to say that...

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Stephens Co. Jury Duty Announcement

June 14, 2013

Stephens County Clerk of Court Tim Quick said Thursday that jurors in Stephens County who received a summons to report for jury duty on Monday must report as scheduled at 8:45 a.m.

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Car Hit By Train Last Month Did Not Stop At Stop Sign

June 14, 2013

Authorities indicated Thursday that a review of the video of last month’s fatal train-car collision in Stephens County confirms that the vehicle did not stop before crossing the train tracks and being hit by the train. A Georgia State Patrol spokesperson said that the video review confirmed initial indications that the 2008 Mazda failed...

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Franklin Co. Man Threatens To Kill Sheriff’s Office Deputies

June 14, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Authorities have said a Franklin County man will likely undergo a psychiatric evaluation after threatening to kill Sheriff’s Office deputies. It happened Tuesday evening at a home in the Pleasant Hill Community of Franklin County. Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas said the suspect, identified as Donald Janes, called...

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City of Toccoa Opens Bids

June 14, 2013

Toccoa opens bids on two different items. During Monday’s city commission meeting, commissioners opened bids on both a pipe inspection camera and renovations to the Doyle Street Fire Department Office and Living Quarters. The city received one bid on the pipe inspection camera. That bid came from P & H Supply Co. of Warrentown,...

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Storms Move Through Thursday

June 14, 2013

A line of storms brings heavy rain, wind, and some power outages to the region. The band moved through during the 6 p.m. hour Thursday. The storms did cause a power outage at the WNEG transmitter, taking us off the air for a time Thursday evening. Some other areas of Georgia Power customers in...

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Andrews Court Deaths Ruled Murder-Suicide

June 13, 2013

Authorities are declaring the deaths of two individuals in Toccoa earlier this week as a murder-suicide. Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell said that the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Medical Examiner notified the Stephens County Coroner’s Office Wednesday of the ruling involving the deaths of Ernest Farren Mitchell, 51, and Selena Dianne Mitchell, 49, both...

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