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Toccoa Will Not Change ABC Ordinance Regarding Sales Following Request

December 27, 2012

In response to a request from a prospective business owner, the city of Toccoa will not change its alcohol beverage control ordinances to allow for the sale of distilled spirits close to churches. In November, Tony Martin’s request for an ABC license for the site known as the Chef’s Table Bar and Grill on...

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Bond Denied for S.C. Murder Suspect Arrested in Toccoa

December 27, 2012

By Dick Mangrum, WGOG Radio, Walhalla A judge has denied bond for a man charged in connection with the alleged murder of a Clemson student who was arrested last week in Toccoa. 18-year-old Lester Devaria Mosley, Jr. of Central, South Carolina was arrested last Friday, December 21, in Stephens County. Mosley, Jr. is charged...

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Corps Day Use Annual Passes Available

December 27, 2012

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says annual day-use passes for Corps lakes, including Lake Hartwell, are now available for purchase. The annual pass costs $30 and is valid for 12 months from the date of purchase. Passes can be purchased at the Hartwell Lake Visitor Center in Hartwell, as well as the J....

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S.C. Murder Suspect Arrested in Toccoa

December 26, 2012

A man wanted on a murder charge in South Carolina is arrested in Stephens County. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that on December 21, the Pickens County, South Carolina Sheriff’s Office contacted the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office and advised that 18-year-old Lester Devaria Mosley, Jr. of Central, South Carolina, who was wanted on...

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17 Killed on Ga. Highways Over Christmas

December 26, 2012

17 people were killed on Georgia highways this Christmas holiday season. That is according to the final count from the Georgia State Patrol. The Christmas holiday travel count covers a period of time that began Friday at 6 p.m. and concluded at midnight Tuesday. The 17 fatalities this Christmas holiday far surpasses the number...

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Toys for Tots Distributes Toys in Toccoa

December 26, 2012

The local Toys for Tots program makes the holidays a little brighter for some local children. Toys for Tots held its main distribution day on Friday at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Toccoa. Don Alexander is the Toys for Tots Coordinator for Stephens, Franklin, Hart, Elbert, Habersham, and White counties. He said that the demand...

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Corps Accepting Used Christmas Trees

December 26, 2012

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will begin accepting used, natural Christmas trees today as part of its annual tree recycling program. The trees will be used as fish attractors throughout Hartwell Lake. Used, natural Christmas trees only can be dropped off from today through February 15 at a number of locations. Those include...

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Stephens Co. Thanks Outgoing Commissioners

December 26, 2012

Stephens County thanks its two outgoing county commissioners. Outgoing County Commissioners Jonesy Haygood and J.B. Hudgins were recognized at a reception prior to the December 11 Stephens County Commission meeting. Stephens County Commission Chairman Dean Scarborough said that both Haygood and Hudgins did an excellent job for the county. “Both Commissioner Hudgins and Commissioner...

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Over Two Inches of Rain Overnight in Toccoa

December 26, 2012

More rain and wind is expected today as a strong weather system continues to move through the Southeast. As of this morning, downtown Toccoa has already received just over two inches of rain yesterday, overnight, and early this morning with the chance of rain continuing today. Also, a wind advisory is in effect today...

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Franklin Sweeps Stephens in Basketball

December 23, 2012

Autumn Brooks’ running, one-handed shot in the lane with two seconds left on the clock gave the Franklin County Lady Lions a 36-35 win over the Stephens County Lady Indians Friday night. Stephens County’s girls had come back from a 10-point second half deficit to take the lead at 35-34 on a shot by...

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