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Harvest Festival This Weekend in Toccoa

November 2, 2012

An annual tradition returns this weekend to downtown Toccoa. The 36th annual Toccoa Harvest Festival takes place this Saturday and Sunday in downtown Toccoa. Main Street Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said that everything gets started at 10 a.m. Saturday. “We have two different stages for entertainment, one at Tugalo and Sage streets and one...

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Harvest Festival Street Closings Announced

November 2, 2012

Main Street Toccoa is announcing a number of street closings in conjunction with this weekend’s Harvest Festival and other activities. According to the city, the following streets will close today at 6 p.m. and remain closed until 4 p.m. on Sunday: West Doyle Street and East Doyle Street from Alexander Street to Hill Street...

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Currahee Artists Guild Show and Sale This Weekend

November 2, 2012

A number of other things are going on this weekend in downtown Toccoa in conjunction with the Toccoa Harvest Festival. One of those is the annual Currahee Artists’ Guild Fall Arts and Crafts Show and Sale. The 23rd annual show takes place Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m....

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Indians Host Eastside Tonight in Football

November 2, 2012

The Stephens County Indian football team will look to take another step towards a state playoff berth tonight. The Indians host Eastside on Senior Night at the Reservation. Stephens County is 6-2 on the season overall and 3-2 in the region. Last week, the Indians beat Lanier 27-18 at home with Chaz Thornton running...

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Fall Back This Weekend

November 2, 2012

It’s time to fall back this weekend. Daylight saving time ends Sunday at 2 a.m., when clocks are set back one hour. At the same time, Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is urging Georgians to change the batteries in their smoke alarms at the same time they change their clocks back...

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Rabies Case Reported in Stephens Co.

November 1, 2012

Toccoa-Stephens County Animal Control reports that a sixth confirmed case of rabies in October was found in a dead raccoon in the Persimmon Street area of Stephens County last week. The rabid raccoon was found dead on October 23, according to a resident in that area. The resident states that their dog found the...

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Toccoa City Commission Talks Utilities At Work Session

November 1, 2012

Toccoa City Commissioners talk utilities at a recent work session. At a Monday work session, the city commission discussed both the water rate for residents who live in Stephens County, but outside the Toccoa city limits and the city’s utilities delinquency policy. During the city’s budget talks, the point was raised that under a...

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“Stuff the Bus” Food Drive Underway

November 1, 2012

Students at Stephens County High School are once again looking to “stuff the bus” to help fight hunger in the area. This year’s “Stuff the Bus” food drive starts today and is sponsored this year by the Stephens County High School Interact Club. Interact is a club sponsored by Rotary International to encourage young...

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Cross Country Region Meet Held

November 1, 2012

Stephens County’s boys’ cross-country team is headed to the state meet. The Indian boys placed third overall in Wednesday’s Region 8-AAAA meet at Williams Mill Park in Flowery Branch. Chestatee won the boys’ team competition, with Johnson of Gainesville finishing second, and Lanier finishing fourth. The top four teams all qualify for the state...

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Murder Trial Continues in Franklin Co.

November 1, 2012

The murder trial of a South Carolina man accused in the death of a Lavonia man last year during a home invasion continues in Carnesville.” On Tuesday, the wife of the victim, Dot Vaughn, took the stand in Franklin County Superior Court. Vaughn testified that 30-year old Caleb Brandon Fielding of Iva, South Carolina...

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