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Wilbros EPD Appeal Ruling Could Come in November

September 3, 2014

Attorneys on both sides of the Wilbros’ appeal of an EPD administrative order calling on the facility to close will soon work on preparing final closing statements for the judge hearing the appeal case. The hearing phase of Wilbros’ appeal of the EPD order concluded last Thursday in Atlanta after three full days of...

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DOT To Close Moore Circle Northern Intersection with 17 Friday For Good

September 3, 2014

One of the intersections of Moore Circle and Georgia Highway 17 will close permanently later this week. The Georgia Department of Transportation announced on Tuesday that it would close the northern intersection of Moore Circle with Highway 17 permanently effective Friday morning. DOT Spokesperson Teri Pope said that there are multiple reasons for the...

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Work Starting This Morning Near Wal-Mart on Big A Road

September 3, 2014

Crews will begin work this morning on a gas line project in the area of the Toccoa Wal-Mart that will affect traffic in that area over the next couple of days. Toccoa Utilities Director Harry Scott said crews will be on site starting at about 7 a.m. today in the area of Memorial Drive...

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Two Injured in Lake Hartwell Weekend Boating Incident

September 3, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Two people were injured on Lake Hartwell on the Georgia side over the Labor Day holiday weekend. According to Georgia DNR Law Enforcement Officer Craig Fulgum, it happened Sunday in Hartwell. Fulgum said two boats collided near the Hartwell Marina. Debris from the accident caused two people to...

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Man With Toccoa Ties Killed in NW Ga. Skydiving Incident

September 3, 2014

Arrangments are still pending on a Marietta man with family ties to Toccoa who died in a skydiving incident over the weekend in northwest Georgia. 27-year-old Donald Bragg of Marietta died Saturday afternoon in Polk County, Georgia. According to a report on northwestgeorgianews.com, Polk County officials report that they received reports of two skydivers...

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SCHS Cross Country Participates in Banks Co. Meet

September 3, 2014

The Stephens County High School cross country teams participated in a six-team meet last Thursday in Banks County. Besides host Banks and Stephens, Jackson County, Hart County, Madison County, and Towns County also participated. On the girls’ side, Deanna Lewis took third overall out of about 42 runners with a time of 23 minutes,...

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GDOT Announces Weekly Area Maintenance

September 3, 2014

The Georgia Department of Transportation said a crew is scheduled to remove overgrown vegetation in the rights of way alongside State Route 63 in Stephens County this week. Work is scheduled through Friday as weather permits from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. According to the DOT, the shoulder will be closed as the work...

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GSP Reports 10 Traffic Fatalities Over Labor Day; One in NE Ga.

September 2, 2014

The Georgia Department of Public Safety is reporting 10 traffic fatalities over the Labor Day holiday travel period on highways in Georgia. The Labor Day holiday travel period in Georgia started at 6 p.m. Friday and ended at midnight Monday. One of those 10 traffic fatalities was reported to be in the Toccoa post...

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Toccoa Continues Discussions on Proposed Extended Stay Hotel/Motel Ordinance

September 2, 2014

Toccoa City Commissioners said they are ready to consider approval of an ordinance that would put regulations on hotels and motels in the city that consider themselves extended stay facilities. The city commission discussed a proposed ordinance at a work session last month. Toccoa city officials said that they are seeing a drop in...

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Toccoa Considers CNG Fueling Station Discussions

September 2, 2014

Toccoa City Commissioners are continuing to look at options for a compressed natural gas fueling station. The city commission discussed the issue at a work session last month. Toccoa Utilities Director Harry Scott said the main question people ask when the city asks about the cost of building a compressed natural gas station is...

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