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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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Stephens Co. Jury Duty Announcement

July 29, 2014

Stephens County Clerk of Court Tim Quick says that all jurors in Stephens County who received a summons for Monday, August 4 do not need to report next week.  

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City Adds Two Weeks To Ida Cox Music Series

July 29, 2014

For those who have enjoyed the Ida Cox Music Series this summer or have not been there yet, the city is adding two more concerts to the series this summer. Thanks to a grant from the Georgia Council for the Arts, Main Street Toccoa is adding two additional shows to this year’s Ida Cox...

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Investigation Continues Into Fatal Rabun Plane Crash

July 29, 2014
Investigation Continues Into Fatal Rabun Plane Crash

By Charles Robertson, WRBN Radio, Clayton Officials from multiple agencies are investigating a plane crash over the weekend in Rabun County that took the life of the pilot. Rabun County Emergency Management Agency Director Michael Mazarky said the plane crashed at about 9 a.m. on Saturday. “There is one fatality,” said Mazarky. “The plane...

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Crews on Scene of Trailer Fire Near Lake Hartwell in Stephens Co.

July 28, 2014

A trailer fire brings out crews from multiple Stephens County volunteer fire departments. Big Smith, Martin, Eastanollee, and Carnes Creek Volunteer Fire Departments were all reportedly called out to a fully involved trailer fire near the intersection of North Holcomb Drive and Bonneville Drive Monday morning. That is in far southeastern Stephens County, in...

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Toccoa Commission To Meet Today

July 28, 2014

The Toccoa City Commission could award a bid for a street re-surfacing project in the city at its meeting later today. Toccoa City Commissioners are scheduled to consider a bid awarding for the re-surfacing of about 25 city streets at their meeting today, which starts at 4 p.m. at Toccoa City Hall. The 4...

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