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Ga. Offering First Day Hikes At State Parks

December 28, 2012

Georgia State Parks are joining with state parks across America to invite families to start the New Year with a “First Day Hike” and a commitment to healthy living. Officials said that throughout the state, several parks have planned guided hikes. Last year, more than 600 Georgians kicked off 2012 on these guided hikes,...

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Jarrell Urges New Year’s Traffic Safety

December 27, 2012

Toccoa Police Department Interim Chief Tim Jarrell said he hopes a decline in accidents in the month of November in the city will continue in the months ahead. In November 2012, there were 20 accidents on city streets, compared to 37 in November 2011. Jarrell said that the police department is also hopeful that...

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Alcohol May Have Been Factor in Fatal Habersham Crash

December 27, 2012

A fatal accident in the Toccoa post of the Georgia State Patrol over the Christmas holiday weekend remains under investigation. The accident occurred Friday night in Habersham County. According to GSP Spokesman Gordy Wright, the one-car accident occurred at 6:40 p.m. on New Liberty Road, about five miles north of Clarkesville. Wright said that...

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City To Continue Looking At Water Rates for County Residents

December 27, 2012

Toccoa City Commissioners are expected to continue to discuss a potential increase in water rates for customers who live outside the city limits in Stephens County next calendar year. The topic came up again at a work session earlier this month. During the city’s budget talks back in the spring, the point was raised...

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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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