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Stephens Co. Attorney Comments on End on Winding Bluff Case

August 6, 2013

The case over Winding Bluff Road is officially closed. In a court document last month, the road’s developers agreed to not ask the Georgia Supreme Court to reconsider its unanimous decision made last month that StephensCounty was in fact allowed to abandon the road and not maintain it, overturning a lower court ruling. In...

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One Injured in Friday Wreck

August 6, 2013

A Toccoa man is injured after an accident involving a motorcycle and another vehicle in HabershamCounty late last week. According to the Toccoa post of the Georgia State Patrol, the accident occurred at the intersection of Georgia Highway 17 and Antioch   Church Road last Friday around 12:30 p.m. Authorities said that a 1999...

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Lavonia Downtown Up for State Award

August 6, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The City of Lavonia is in line for yet another prestigious state award. Recently, the Lavonia Downtown Development Authority was notified the city has been named a finalist for a Georgia Downtown Conference Award of Excellence for the interior renovation of the Lavonia Train Depot. The purpose of the...

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Ga. DNR Gives Boaters Birthday Gift

August 6, 2013

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is offering a birthday opportunity for Georgia residents that have a boat registered with the state. Now, the DNR said that Georgia residents who have a boat registered with the state can fish on their birthday and for two days after as part of their boat registration fee....

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Police Blotter

August 6, 2013

The Toccoa Police Department is investigating a reported theft from a vehicle last week. According to the report on file, police responded to Cane   Brake Circle on July 31, where a woman told the officer that she had a laptop computer and $500 in cash stolen from her vehicle between 12:30 a.m. and...

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Second Wilbros Lawsuit Filed

August 5, 2013

About 100 area residents are asking a federal court to take action against Wilbros in regards to odor emanating from the facility in a lawsuit filed last week. Toccoa Attorney Alton Adams filed the suit in U.S. District Court in Gainesville against Wilbros and associated defendants on Friday and provided a copy of that...

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Stephens Co. Sheriff Warns Of Text Message Scam

August 5, 2013

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office wants area residents to be on the lookout for an ongoing scam. According to Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley, his office has received some reports on such a scam within the last couple of days. Shirley said the scam has been coming to residents in the form of a...

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August Marks National Immuization Month

August 5, 2013

Area health officials are using this month to remind people to make sure they are up to date on vaccinations. August is National Immunization Month. District Two Public Health Spokesperson Dave Palmer said vaccines are an important step in protecting against serious diseases. “We want to make sure that everyone gets immunized against those...

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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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