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T-SC Humane Shelter Remains Overcrowded

September 23, 2014

The Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter continues to deal with overcrowding at the facility. Shelter Director Jeff Roberts said hat the shelter is currently housing more animals than what it is designed to hold. “We should be caring for about 150 animals at the shelter,” said Roberts. “We have over 200 animals at the shelter...

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People From Martin Area Injured in Weekend I-85 Accident

September 23, 2014

Multiple people from the Martin area are recovering from minor injuries after a weekend accident on Interstate 85. The Georgia State Patrol reported that the one-car accident occurred on Sunday at about 3:45 p.m. on I-85 northbound near Georgia Highway 164. That is in Banks County in the area of the Banks Crossing exit....

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Voter Registration Deadline Two Weeks Away

September 22, 2014

The November election is less than two months away and with that in mind, Stephens County Registrar Theresa Kelley is reminding area voters about some important dates. Kelley said that the deadline to register to vote in order to be able to vote in the November election is Monday, October 6. “If you are...

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Annual Scarecrow Contest Gearing Up in Stephens Co.

September 22, 2014

Downtown Toccoa will once again host a scarecrow contest for the county this Fall. The fifth annual Scarecrow Contest sponsored by Main Street Toccoa is about to get started. Main Street Toccoa Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said they had over 40 scarecrows last year. Crosby said she is hopeful that the county will surpass...

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City Thanks Global Partitions For Pool Donation

September 22, 2014
City Thanks Global Partitions For Pool Donation

Toccoa city officials thank a local business for their donation to the new Doyle Street Pool. Mayor Gail Fry and City Manager Billy Morse met with employees of Global Partitions Friday morning at the pool to thank them for the company’s donation to the pool building. Global Partitions donated all of the bathroom partitions...

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U.S. News and World Report Recognizes TFC

September 22, 2014

Toccoa Falls College receives recognition from a national publication. U.S. News and World Report recently recognized Toccoa Falls College as one of the top 35 Best Regional Colleges in the south. In addition, Toccoa Falls College is ranked 3rd in the state of Georgia. A regional college is defined by U.S. News and World...

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Group Marks One Year on Currahee St. Cleanup Effort

September 19, 2014
Group Marks One Year on Currahee St. Cleanup Effort

Local leaders and residents look back, one year after the start of a concerted group effort to clean up the U.S. Highway 123/Currahee Street corridor in Toccoa and Stephens County. The one-year anniversary meeting took place Thursday at the Stephens County Senior Center in Toccoa. At last year’s initial meeting, those in attendance decided...

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Indian Football Meet and Greet Saturday

September 19, 2014

The Stephens County Indian football team may have the week off on the field, but they will be out in the community Saturday helping out a local organization. The Indians will be Captain D’s of Toccoa in the Wal-Mart Shopping Center for a fundraiser for the Toccoa-Stephens County Boys and Girls Club. Players will...

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Feral Outfitters Holds Ribbon Cutting

September 19, 2014
Feral Outfitters Holds Ribbon Cutting

A downtown Toccoa business celebrates a new location. The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting on Thursday for Feral Outfitters. Feral moved to a new location a few months ago, remaining on Doyle Street in downtown Toccoa. Owner Karly Herring said the new location is about three times larger than her old...

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Franklin Co. High Speed Chase Leads to Arrest

September 19, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A South Carolina woman faces charges after a high-speed chase in Franklin County Thursday. It started at about 1 p.m. Thursday. Franklin County Sheriff’ Stevie Thomas said deputies tried to pull over the driver of a black Volvo near Exit 160 on Interstate 85 but it sped off....

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