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Tornado Touches Down Wed. in Banks County

May 16, 2014

The National Weather Service said a tornado touched down in Banks County during storms that moved through the region overnight Wednesday. According to the Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center, it was an EF-1 tornado that touched down about one mile northeast of Homer. The National Weather Service said the tornado produced a two-mile path...

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Toccoa Insurance Celebrates New Location

May 16, 2014
Toccoa Insurance Celebrates New Location

A local insurance broker celebrates a new location. The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday for Toccoa Insurance, which is celebrating its new location on Rosedale Street. Toccoa Insurance is owned by Southern States Insurance. Southern States Insurance Owner Jim Schubert said they are very pleased with their new...

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Hart Sinkhole Repair Is a Huge Project, Says DOT

May 16, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Georgia Department of Transportation is taking construction bids to repair the sinkhole on State Route 51/Reed Creek Highway in Hart County. DOT Spokesperson Teri Pope said an overview of a repair plan has been developed. But she said the problem is the enormity of the repairs involved....

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Toccoa Looking At Camp Fire Georgia To Operate New Doyle St. Pool

May 15, 2014

Toccoa is negotiating with Camp Fire Georgia to have that group operate the new Doyle Street Pool once it re-opens. City Commissioners met with Camp Fire CEO Elaine Brinkley to discuss setting up a pool management agreement during a work session on Tuesday. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said that the previous pool management...

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Stephens Co. Approves New EMS Agreement

May 15, 2014

Stephens County Commissioners sign off on a new agreement with Stephens County Hospital regarding the county’s Emergency Medical Services department. Tuesday, county commissioners unanimously approved a new five-year EMS agreement with the Stephens County Hospital Authority beginning July 1, 2014 and ending June 30, 2019. Under the agreement, the county pays the hospital to...

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Toccoa, Stephens Co. To Continue Using Prison Work Details

May 15, 2014

The city of Toccoa and Stephens County will both continue to use prison crews from Lee Arrendale Prison in Alto to pick up litter and do other work. On Tuesday, both city and county commissioners unanimously approved renewing their respective contracts with the Georgia Department of Corrections to each receive a work detail for...

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Wilbros Hearing Moves Into Day Four

May 15, 2014

The hearing over Wilbros’ appeal of the Georgia EPD’s order calling on the Rose Lane facility to shut down will continue today. Georgia Office of State Administrative Hearings Spokesman Kevin Westray says that the judge extended the hearing into today and has also scheduled the hearing on the calendar for May 28 and May...

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Seneca Police Arrest Toccoa Man on Drug Charge

May 15, 2014

By Dick Mangrum, WGOG Radio, Walhalla A 23-year old Toccoa man has been arrested in a drug sweep being conducted by the police in Seneca, South Carolina. Law enforcement authorities there have confirmed the arrest of Joshua LaDale Oglesby of 23 Riley Street on the charge of manufacture, possession with intent to distribute the...

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Martin Moves to AAA in Rehab Assignment

May 15, 2014

Toccoa native Ethan Martin has advanced to Triple-A as he works his way back from an injury earlier this week. Martin is currently on a rehab assignment and was recently promoted from Single-A Clearwater back to the Triple-A Lehigh Valley Ironpigs as part of that rehab assignment. He has pitched in two games so...

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Rainy Day Expected in Region Today

May 15, 2014

A flash flood watch remains in effect for Stephens County and surrounding areas from the National Weather Service. Rain started last night throughout the area. As of 7 a.m. today, downtown Toccoa has received 1.33 inches of rain since it all started. The rain is expected to continue today before moving out. Sunshine is...

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