Toccoa Commission To Meet Today

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Toccoa City Commissioners are meeting today for a regularly scheduled meeting and work session. The city commission will begin its regular meeting at 5 p.m. at Toccoa City Hall. There are only two items on the agenda for this week’s city commission meeting. First, city commissioners are scheduled to consider approving Fiscal Year 2016 budget amendments. Then, the city commission […]

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State Clears Northern Circuit DA of Allegations

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia After a three month investigation by the State Attorney General’s office, the case against Northern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Parks White has been dismissed. On August 31st, the State Attorney General’s office released its findings into allegations White illegally used the endorsement of the Hartwell Police Chief Anthony Davis and his officers in re-election […]

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Coan Wins Gold

Clarkesville’s McKenzie Coan is a Paralympic gold medalist. Coan won a gold medal in the women’s S7 50-meter freestyle on Friday night at the Rio Paralympic Games. In the process, she also set a new Paralympic record in the event, touching the wall in 32.42 seconds, breaking her own Paralympic record that she had set during the preliminary heats in […]

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Indians defeat Falcons

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  After playing on the road for the first two games of the season, the Stephens County Indians had a big win over the Flowery Branch Falcons in the home opener Friday night, 41-7, at the Reservation in Toccoa. Indians’ quarterback Jackson Bell threw two touchdown passes in the first half, a 27-yarder to A.J. Curry and a 5-yarder to […]

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Police Urging Residents to Lock Vehicles

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The Toccoa Police Department is investigating a series of vehicle break-ins and entering auto cases. According to Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell, his department is seeing an increase in the number of these cases in recent weeks. “We are having an unusual amount of vehicles that are being picked through and gone through at night, while people are asleep,” said […]

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Archery Deer Season Starting

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Archery deer season gets underway on Saturday in Georgia. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division says that starting Saturday, hunters can use archery equipment throughout the entire 2016-2017 deer season, which runs through January 8, 2017. State Wildlife Resources Division Deer Biologist Charlie Killmaster said one of the new things hunters need to keep in mind this […]

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Movie Premieres in Toccoa to Full House

“Heritage Falls” makes its debut in Toccoa. A packed house filled the Ritz Theatre at the Schaefer Center in downtown Toccoa Thursday for the premiere of the movie that was filmed in Toccoa and Stephens County earlier this year. One of the producers of the film from INSP Films was on hand to introduce the movie, which lasted just under […]

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Indian Football Home Opener Tonight

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The Stephens County High School football team takes the field at home for the first time this season. It is the home opener tonight at the Reservation in Toccoa as the Indians host the Flowery Branch Falcons in a non-region contest. Stephens County enters the game 1-1 on the season. Last week, Rabun County scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns to beat […]

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Tugaloo Triathlon Set for Saturday

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Athletes from around the Southeast will be descending on Lavonia and Tugaloo State Park tthis weekend for Saturday’s annual Tugaloo Triathlon. First held in 1997, the event is now sponsored by Georgia Multisports Productions in Marietta, a company that specializes in triathlons. Georgia Multisports Founder Jim Rainey said they typically get hundreds of athletes […]

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