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Toccoa Commission Meeting Tuesday, Not Today

May 12, 2014

There is a change in the schedule for the Toccoa City Commission this week from the board’s normal schedule. City commissioners will not meet today. Instead, the city commission will meet Tuesday for its first meeting for the month of May. Tuesday’s Toccoa City Commission regular meeting will get underway at 5 p.m. Meanwhile,...

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Toccoa Celebrates Train Day

May 12, 2014
Toccoa Celebrates Train Day

Toccoa celebrates National Train Day. Saturday, residents gathered to greet the Amtrak Crescent train as it arrived in Toccoa for its morning stop as part of the festivities. That wait took a little longer than normal Saturday as the Crescent was nearly two hours late, arriving just before 8 a.m. instead of at its...

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Lavonia Police Honor Two With Awards

May 12, 2014
Lavonia Police Honor Two With Awards

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Two Lavonia Police officers are being honored for their outstanding police work. At the Lavonia City Council meeting last Monday, Lavonia Police Chief Bruce Carlisle presented officer Jason Roach the Golden Shield Honors Award for 2013 from the Georgia Chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving. Roach received the...

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TCSG Approves Tuition Increase

May 12, 2014

Tuition will go up for students in the Technical College System of Georgia starting this fall. Earlier this month, the state board that oversees the Technical College System of Georgia has approved the system’s request for a tuition increase of $4 per credit hour starting with the upcoming fall semester. When the increase goes...

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TCSG Commissioner Speaks at Chamber Banquet

May 9, 2014

The head of the Technical College System of Georgia says a strong workforce is essential for a strong community. Technical College System of Georgia Commissioner Ron Jackson was the keynote speaker at Thursday’s Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet of the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce at the Georgia Baptist Conference Center. Jackson spoke about...

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Chamber Hands Out Awards at Banquet

May 9, 2014

The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce honors a long-time businessman and civic leader. At its annual meeting and awards banquet Thursday, the Chamber honored J.B. Hudgins with its Lifetime Achievement Award. Hudgins has owned and operated a retail furniture business, served as Chairman of the Stephens County Board of Education, President of the Toccoa-Stephens...

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Early Voting Saturday at Government Building

May 9, 2014

Voters who can’t make it to the polls during the week for early voting will have a special opportunity to vote this weekend. Stephens County Registrar Theresa Kelley said that polls will be open for early voting downstairs in the Stephens County Government Building on Saturday. “We have a Saturday voting whenever there is...

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National Train Day Saturday in Toccoa

May 9, 2014

Toccoa will once again celebrate National Train Day on Saturday. Main Street Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby says National Train Day is an opportunity to celebrate the importance of the railroad in American and specifically in Toccoa. Crosby said Toccoa will once again celebrate by gathering to greet the Amtrak Crescent train when it arrives...

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Judge Reduces Award in Ayers Civil Case

May 9, 2014

U.S. District Court Judge Richard Story has reduced part of the jury award given to the widow of Lavonia pastor the Rev. Jonathan Ayers in her wrongful death lawsuit against former Mountain Judicial Circuit N.C.I.S. Drug Team Agent Billy Shane Harrison. In a ruling issued last month, Judge Story reduced the amount of economic...

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Top Five Banquet Tuesday

May 9, 2014

The annual Stephens County Top Five banquet will take place this coming Tuesday at Stephens County High School. Dinner will begin at 6 p.m. in the high school bistro with the program to follow in the Tugaloo Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased in the offices of Stephens...

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