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Collins Speaks on Obama Lawsuit Vote

July 31, 2014

Ninth District U.S. Representative Doug Collins comments on his vote to authorize the House of Representatives to sue President Barack Obama. Collins voted in favor of the resolution, which passed the House Wednesday. It gives the House the authority to initiate a lawsuit based on what it calls President Obama’s repeated changes to and...

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Toccoa Pool To Open August 7

July 30, 2014

The new city pool in Toccoa will open next week. Toccoa officials have announced that the city’s new pool and bathhouse on Doyle Street will open on Thursday, August 7. Mayor Gail Fry said she is excited to see the new pool open to the community. “It is an absolutely beautiful facility of which...

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Toccoa Jr. League Softball Falls in Regional Semis

July 30, 2014

The season is over for the Toccoa Junior League Softball All-Stars. Toccoa lost to East Huntington, West Virginia 11-2 Tuesday in the semi-finals of the Southeast Regional Junior League Softball Tournament in Fort Myers, Florida. Alanna Dunson and Bella Fernandez led Toccoa offensively with two hits a piece. While Toccoa’s run ends, East Huntington,...

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SCDA Presents Annual Report To City, County

July 30, 2014
SCDA Presents Annual Report To City, County

Stephens County Development Authority Executive Director Tim Martin has presented his annual report to Toccoa City and Stephens County Commissioners. Martin appeared before the county commission last week and on Monday, spoke to city commissioners. In his report, Martin said activity from new and existing businesses over the last year resulted in 87 jobs...

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Currahee Military Weekend Named Top 20 Southeast Event for October

July 30, 2014

Currahee Military Weekend in Stephens County receives recognition from a regional tourism group. The Southeast Tourism Society recently named Currahee Military Weekend as one of the Top 20 events in the Southeast for the month of October. Through a nomination process, the Southeast Tourism Society chooses the events for each month of the year...

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Lavonia Authorities Continue Search For Attempted Abduction Suspect

July 30, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia It’s been two weeks since a man tried to abduct a young woman from Lavonia city streets and authorities continue to ask for the public’s help. Sketches of the suspect can be seen in store windows throughout the downtown area, but so far, Lavonia Police Chief Bruce Carlisle...

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No One Hurt in Monday Fire on Pond St. in Toccoa

July 29, 2014

Nobody was hurt in a structure fire Monday afternoon in Toccoa. Crews were called to the scene on South Pond Street in Toccoa during the 3 p.m. hour Monday. Toccoa Fire Chief Tommy Ayers said that nobody was home when the fire started. Ayers said investigators believe that the fire started in the attic...

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Cause Still Unknown on Monday Trailer Fire

July 29, 2014
Cause Still Unknown on Monday Trailer Fire

The cause of a trailer fire near Lake Hartwell in Stephens County remains under investigation today. Big Smith, Martin, Eastanollee, and Carnes Creek Volunteer Fire Departments were all called out to the fire near the intersection of North Holcomb Drive and Bonneville Drive Monday morning. That is near Holcomb Access Boat Ramp on Lake...

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Toccoa Approves Bid for Street Re-surfacing

July 29, 2014

Toccoa will move ahead with the re-surfacing of 25 city streets this Summer and Fall. Monday, Toccoa City Commissioners unanimously approved a bid for a street re-surfacing project. City commissioners selected the low bid from C.W. Matthews of Marietta on the recommendation of both staff and the city’s engineering firm on the project. C.W....

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Indians Getting Ready For Football Season; Schedule Change For 9/12 Game

July 29, 2014

Practice is gearing up for football season at Stephens County High School. Head Football Coach Frank Barden said the team started practices last Friday. “We have to get five days in shorts, so we will go Friday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday this week in shorts and then Friday, August 1, we will start at...

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