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Busy Christmas Weekend in NE Ga.

December 7, 2012

Christmas activities continue this weekend in northeast Georgia. On Saturday, the annual “Truckers for Kids” toy run will return to Toccoa. This is the 18th annual big truck toy run to collect toys, clothes, baby items, and more for children and families in need in northeast Georgia. Organizer Bear Weaver says that the public...

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Colbert Selected for All-Star Football Game

December 7, 2012

Stephens County will be represented in the annual Georgia Athletic Coaches Association North/South All-Star Football Classic. The high school reports that Tomas Colbert will play in the game, which is set for December 29 in Columbus, Georgia. The North/South All-Star Football Classic is an annual game that has been held since 1938. Colbert finished...

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Accident Thursday on Rock Creek Rd.

December 7, 2012

The Georgia State Patrol is continuing to investigate an accident on Rock Creek Road Thursday afternoon. The accident occurred just before 2 p.m. Thursday on Rock Creek Road. Reports indicate it occurred in the general area of Shady Lane and involved two vehicles. One of the vehicles overturned in the accident and ended up...

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Toccoa-Stephens County Tomorrow Releases Report

December 6, 2012

A committee working to create a community improvement plan for Toccoa and Stephens County releases its summary of a September community input meeting. “Toccoa-Stephens County Tomorrow” is a privately funded effort that is being done in conjunction with the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce and the Fanning Institute from the University of Georgia. In...

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Local Vets Hear About “Huddle Up For Heroes”

December 6, 2012

Local veterans hear from a young man in northeast Georgia who is doing his part to help soldiers overseas. 12-year-old Christopher Edwards of Royston is the founder of the “Huddle up for Heroes” program and was the guest speaker at the monthly veterans’ coffee at the historic train depot in downtown Toccoa. He said...

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Search for Police Chief Continues in Toccoa

December 6, 2012

The city of Toccoa continues to move forward on its search for a police chief. Toccoa City Manager Mike Jackson says that the city received about 45 applicants for the position. Jackson says the city is working to narrow it down to about seven applicants. He says those seven or so applicants will then...

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Rabun Co. Arrests One on Murder Charge

December 6, 2012

By Craig Salmon, WRBN Radio, Clayton One person is in custody in Rabun County on murder charges. According to Investigator Gerald Johnson with the Rabun County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a shooting at a residence on McCrackin Road just after 5 a.m. Wednesday and discovered the body of 21-year-old James Eugene Close Jr....

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Stephens Co. Hospital Foundation Participating in Georgia Gives Day

December 6, 2012

The Stephens County Hospital Foundation says it is participating in the inaugural “Georgia Gives Day” today. The Georgia Center for Nonprofits has announced that today is the inaugural Georgia Gives Day. According to officials, the purpose of Georgia Gives Day is to bring the state together as one community, to raise as much money...

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OSHA Fines Norfolk Southern

December 6, 2012

Norfolk Southern Railway must pay more than $288,000 for violations of whistleblower protection provisions of the Federal Railroad Safety Act. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced last week that it had found that Norfolk Southern Railway Co. committed such violations. OSHA says that an investigation revealed that a Norfolk...

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Building Inspections Informational Event Saturday in Stephens Co.

December 5, 2012

A free event this Saturday is designed to help further acquaint the public to Stephens County’s Building Inspections Department. The Stephens County Board of Commissioners and the Building Inspections Department is presenting an Introduction to Building Inspections and Contractor Appreciation Day on Saturday at the Stephens County Senior Center on Rose Lane in Toccoa...

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