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Habersham Man Pleads Guilty in Death of Toccoa Man

May 2, 2013

A man charged in the death of a Toccoa man earlier this year faces 20 years in prison after pleading guilty in connection to the case. According to court officials, Carl Lewis Justice of Habersham County pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon recently in Habersham County...

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Toccoa Hosting Block Party Tonight

May 2, 2013

Downtown Toccoa will host a block party tonight to celebrate ongoing renovations to the Schaefer Center. The block party will take place tonight from 5 to 8 p.m. along Doyle Street in downtown Toccoa, next to Toccoa City Hall and the Schaefer Center. Toccoa Main Street Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said that the Fox...

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Day of Prayer To Be Marked Today

May 2, 2013

Stephens County will come together today to mark the National Day of Prayer. This year’s National Day of Prayer ceremony will once again take place on the lawn of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. The event will begin at noon. Stephens County High School’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes will coordinate this...

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First Lavonia Authors’ Festival Deemed Success

May 2, 2013
First Lavonia Authors’ Festival Deemed Success

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The first annual Author’s Festival in Lavonia will likely become an annual affair after this past weekend’s successful event. Rain did not stop the more than 25 local authors that gathered inside the Lavonia train depot to meet the public and sell their books. Most of the authors...

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American Woodmark Makes Donation to NGTC

May 2, 2013

A local industry makes a donation to North Georgia Technical College. The North Georgia Technical College Foundation recently received a contribution of $1000 for student scholarships from American Woodmark in Toccoa. American Woodmark Corporation manufactures and distributes kitchen and bath cabinets for the remodeling and new home construction markets. The North Georgia Technical College...

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Labor Commissioner Speaks At Boys and Girls Club Dinner

May 1, 2013

Appearing in Stephens County Tuesday, the state’s labor commissioner said it is important for a community to engage its children to ensure a bright future. Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler delivered that message as the keynote speaker at the 21st annual Toccoa-Stephens County Boys’ and Girls’ Club Benefit Dinner held at the Georgia Baptist...

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Judge Continues To Urge Settlement in Wilbros Case as Trial Remains on Schedule

May 1, 2013

Judge Robert Adamson continues to push both sides in the Wilbros civil case to reach a settlement without the case going to trial. The judge met with attorneys for both sides at a pre-trial conference Tuesday in Stephens County Superior Court. Stephens County, the city of Toccoa, the Stephens County School System, and the...

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Job Fair Draws Crowd to Hartwell

May 1, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Some job seekers may soon find themselves collecting a paycheck instead of unemployment after Monday’s Hart County Career Expo. Hundreds of people looking for work traveled from around northeast Georgia and upstate South Carolina Monday to Cateechee Golf Club in Hartwell, resumes in hand, hoping to land a...

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Mobile Food Pantry Set for Thursday

May 1, 2013

A mobile food pantry is scheduled to take place Thursday in Stephens County. The mobile food pantry will start Thursday at 10 a.m. and last until the food is gone. The free food distribution is sponsored by Neighbors4Neighbors and will be held at the First United Methodist Church parking lot on Tugalo Street in...

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Local NGTC Students Heading to National Competition

May 1, 2013

Two Toccoa students from North Georgia Technical College are among six heading to the national Phi Beta Lambda competition next month in California. Lisa Hook and Ryan Norton, both of Toccoa, were members of the Parliamentary Procedures team from North Georgia Technical College that won the state Phi Beta Lambda competition in Atlanta last...

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  • November 14, 2014Holiday Tours at Hardman Farm State Historic Site
  • November 22, 2014Pittard Clinic is partnered with Toccoa Junior Women’s Club for a coat and food drive
  • November 23, 2014 1:00 pmSenior Citizens Dinner and Gospel Concert; Annual Sandra Harbin Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner and The Wen
  • November 24, 2014Revival
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