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DOT Announces Re-surfacing Projects

May 8, 2013

A re-surfacing project in Stephens County is one of many in northeast Georgia approved by state transportation officials. The Georgia Department of Transportation announced this week that it awarded nearly 6.5 miles of re-surfacing along State Route 17 Alternate from State Route 184 to Antioch Church Road to C.W. Matthews Contracting of Marietta. The...

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Indians To Play NW Whitfield in State Baseball Playoff Second Round

May 8, 2013

Stephens County knows its opponent now for the second round of the state AAAA baseball playoffs. Northwest Whitfield defeated Grady 11-1 Tuesday in the third game of their best-of-three series to win the series 2 games to 1. As the top seed out of Region 7-AAAA, Northwest Whitfield will host the second-round series against...

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Toccoa Presents Proposed FY 2014 Budget

May 7, 2013

The city of Toccoa presents its proposed Fiscal Year 2014 budget. Toccoa City Commissioners held a first reading and public hearing on the proposed budget at their meeting Monday. City commissioners also discussed that budget during a work session prior to the meeting. During the work session, Toccoa City Manager Mike Jackson presented an...

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Identities Released in Fatal Car-Train Collision

May 7, 2013

Authorities are releasing the names of the three people killed in a fatal train-car collision over the weekend in Stephens County. Stephens County Coroner Chris Stephens said Monday night that the three individuals killed in the collision were 22-year-old Areale Leigh Nunn of Austell, 23-year-old Erich Boecklbauer of Austell and 20-year-old Crystal Crews of...

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TFC Cuts Ribbon on Gathany Museum

May 7, 2013
TFC Cuts Ribbon on Gathany Museum

Toccoa Falls College celebrates the opening of the Leon and Rachel Gathany Museum of Natural History. The school held a ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony Saturday at the museum on the Toccoa Falls College campus. Toccoa Falls College President Dr. Robert Myers said it was a pleasure to celebrate the museum’s opening, despite the...

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Indian Baseball State Tourney Play To Resume Thursday, Says GHSA

May 7, 2013

The Georgia High School Association says that Stephens County’s second round state baseball playoff series will not start until Thursday. According to an announcement from the GHSA, any team ending its playoff series today will not play their next playoff game until Thursday Stephens County is awaiting the winner of a third game between...

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DOT Announces Road Work

May 7, 2013

The Georgia Department of Transportation is planning road work for Stephens and surrounding counties this week. DOT officials said that a crew in Stephens County will repair edge ruts that have developed along State Route 63. Elsewhere, a crew in Habersham County will repair a damaged guardrail along State Route 365. Finally in Franklin...

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Franklin Co. Discussing Water Well Policy

May 7, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County Commissioners are discussing the possibility of a new policy for how private water wells are adopted and used by the county. At its work session last week, the Franklin County Board of Commissioners spent 30 minutes discussing the existing policy and whether it should be amended....

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Police Blotter

May 7, 2013

An East Doyle Street resident tells police that her home was burglarized. The Toccoa Police Department responded to the home on Thursday, May 2, where the woman says the burglary had taken place between noon and 1:30 p.m., according to the report on file. Meanwhile, the Toccoa Police Department responded to Morgan Place in...

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Arcadia Drive Deaths Remain Under Investigation

May 7, 2013

Authorities are continuing to investigate the deaths of two individuals found deceased in a Toccoa residence over the weekend. Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell said Monday that autopsies on the two deceased individuals are pending at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation crime lab. The identities of the individuals have not been released yet. However,...

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