Accidents Up in City of Toccoa

The Toccoa Police Department will look at ways to bring down accident numbers within the city limits in 2016. That is after 2015 brought an increase in the number of motor vehicle accidents in Toccoa. Toccoa Police worked 337 accidents in 2015, compared to 270 in 2014. Chief Tim Jarrell said he does not want to see that trend continue. […]

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Shelter Dog Flies To New Forever Home

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A dog from Stephens County finds his forever home in the Sunshine State thanks to the Internet and the work of volunteers. “Opey” arrived at the Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter in February 2015 at the age of four months after Animal Control seized him because “Opey” did not have have anywhere to stay warm or adequate food or water. Toccoa-Stephens […]

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Wreck Last Week Injures One Person

A wreck last week results in injuries to a Stephens County woman. The one-vehicle accident happened Friday morning in Habersham County. According to the Toccoa post of the Georgia State Patrol, the vehicle, identified as a 2005 Jeep Liberty Sport was traveling south on Camp Creek Road in the Mt. Airy area of Haberhsam County. The GSP said the driver […]

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Indian Wrestling Sends Five to Sectionals

Five Stephens County High School wrestlers will move on to the State Sectional tournament this coming weekend, while a sixth Indian will be an alternate. This past weekend, the Indian wrestling team traveled to Chestatee High School for the Region 8-AAAA traditional tournament. Wrestlers who place in the top four of their respective weight classes at region qualify for the […]

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IRS Offering IP Pins, Scam Warning

The Internal Revenue Service is offering Georgia taxpayers an extra layer of protection this year. In Georgia, taxpayers can take advantage of a program called the IP Pin program. IP Pin stands for Identity Protection Pin. IRS Spokesman Mark Green said the goal is to provide this as an option for taxpayers to use to protect themselves from tax-related identity […]

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Mobile Food Pantry in Martin Today

Martin Baptist Church, in partnership with the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia, will distribute free food to all qualifying residents of the Martin area of Stephens and Franklin counties today. That mobile food pantry will take place from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. today. People should turn off of Highway 17 on to Red Hollow Road by the laundromat and […]

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