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WGTA-TV On Air

July 15, 2015

The former WNEG-TV is back on the air, but with new owners and new call letters. Recently, WGTA-TV returned to the airwaves, over the air on Channel 32. Currently, the station is airing three networks associated with Weigel Broadcasting, Heroes and Icons, Decades, and Movies!. Its operations are based out of Toccoa. Earlier this...

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Stephens Co. BOE Calls for Millage Decrease; Restoration of Four Calendar Reduction Days

July 14, 2015

The Stephens County Board of Education will lower its millage rate and is moving to put back some of its calendar reduction days. Monday, the Board of Education voted 5-2 to approve a millage rate of 19.75 mills, down from this past year’s 20 mills. Also, the Board voted 5-2 to approve a tentative...

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Toccoa Re-names Golf Course; Sets Grand Opening

July 14, 2015

The city of Toccoa renames its city-owned golf course as it prepares to open the course in the coming months. Monday, Toccoa City Commissioners unanimously approved re-naming the course “The Links at Lake Toccoa.” Previously, the course had been known, among other things, as the Pines and Black Mountain Golf. Toccoa City Manager Billy...

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Animal Shelter Overcrowded; Needs Community Support

July 14, 2015

The Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter continues to care for about 20 dogs seized from a Stephens County home last week. Authorities seized the dogs from a home on East Silver Shoals Road and charged the owner with multiple counts of animal cruelty. Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter Executive Director Jeff Roberts said that those dogs...

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Stephens Co. Commission Meets Today

July 14, 2015

Stephens County Commissioners are meeting this morning for a regularly scheduled meeting. That meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. Starting at 8:30 a.m., county commissioners will hold public hearings on amending the alcohol ordinance, as well as a public hearing on...

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State 10-11 Little League Tourney Continues in Toccoa

July 14, 2015

Hart County falls out of the state 10 and 11-year-old state Little League baseball tournament in Toccoa. Monday, Hart County lost to Vine Ingle by a 14-1 score at the Doyle Street Park. That marks Hart County’s second loss, which eliminates them from the double-elimination tournament. Meanwhile, Vine Ingle will continue on to play...

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Bike Rides Come Through Toccoa

July 13, 2015

Two bike rides get started in Toccoa. On Friday, two bike rides made their way through Stephens County. First on Friday morning, the “Ride Strong” bike ride left the Paul Anderson Park and made its way to Vidalia, Georgia, 207 miles away. Duane Mahon and Gary Bellamy were the coordinators for “Ride Strong.” Mahon...

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10-11 State Little League Baseball Tourney Underway in Toccoa

July 13, 2015

Some of the top 10 and 11-year-old Little League baseball teams in the state are in Toccoa this week. Toccoa Little League is hosting the Georgia 10 and 11-year-old state baseball tournament at the Doyle Street Park. Games started Saturday. The tournament banquet was Friday at Stephens County High School. Speaking at the banquet...

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Work at Two GA 17 Intersections Starts Today, Says DOT

July 13, 2015

Traffic accessing two roads off of State Route 17 in Stephens County will be affected starting today as crews work on the intersections. The Georgia Department of Transportation says that part of Fieldcrest Drive and Meadowbrook Drive closest to Georgia Highway 17 will be closed beginning today for about 30 days, if weather permits....

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Update on Wednesday Wreck

July 13, 2015

Authorities have released more information on a wreck Wednesday in Stephens County. It happened on Wednesday at about 6:15 p.m. at the intersection of the Toccoa By-pass, or Georgia Highway 17, and Cawthon Road. The accident involved two vehicles. According to the Toccoa post of the Georgia State Patrol, a 1999 GMC C6500 was...

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