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Long-Term Unemployment Benefits Expire Saturday

December 26, 2013

Emergency Unemployment Compensation benefits for the nation’s long-term unemployed workers will end this weekend. EUC is a federally funded benefit for long-term unemployed workers who have exhausted regular state unemployment insurance benefits. These benefits will end on Saturday and state Labor Department officials said it will impact nearly 40,000 workers in Georgia. The Labor...

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SCSO Announces Drug Arrest

December 23, 2013

Area authorities say a Toccoa man faces drug charges after a business check. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that a deputy was recently performing business checks when he encountered a suspicious person at a Mize Road convenience store. Shirley said upon further investigation, deputies recovered a large quantity of more than one ounce...

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Local Law Enforcement Urge Safety on Roads for Christmas

December 23, 2013

Local law enforcement officials are reminding people to stay safe on the roads this holiday season. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that if you are headed out for the holiday, expect the unexpected on the roadways. “Do not get distracted in your automobile by whatever you have playing or whoever you have in...

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Local Govt. Offices Announce Holiday Schedules

December 23, 2013

Local government offices are announcing their schedules for the Christmas holiday. Both Toccoa City Hall and Stephens County government offices are closed Tuesday, December 24 and Wednesday, December 25 for the Christmas holiday. In the city of Toccoa, routes for garbage and recycling scheduled to be picked up on Tuesday will be picked up...

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Toccoa Sees Another Wet Weekend; 3+ Inches of Rain

December 23, 2013

The wet weather is expected to continue for a time today before moving out in time for the Christmas holiday. Downtown Toccoa received about 3.50 inches of rain Saturday, Sunday, and this morning. That rainfall moves downtown Toccoa over the 80-inch plateau for rainfall in 2013. As of this morning, downtown Toccoa is nearing...

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Franklin Resident Wins AVMA Award

December 23, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A Franklin County FFA member is the recipient of a $500 American Veterinary Medical Association veterinary science award.  Sara Rebecca Duncan of Franklin County  was named a finalist for the National FFA Organization’s proficiency award in Veterinary Science in the area of Entrepreneurship/Placement.  She was one of only...

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Toccoa Planning Commission Sticks by Abandonment Recommendation

December 20, 2013

The Toccoa Planning Commission stands by its initial recommendation to abandon a city side street and part of an adjacent alley. Thursday, the Planning Commission met and chose not to change its recommendation to the city commission that the city abandon Savannah Lane and part of an adjacent alley as requested by the Toccoa...

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SCHS Selling “Bracelets of Hope”

December 20, 2013

Students at Stephens County High School are coming together to help one of their own. Last month, a 9th grader, Caitlin, was diagnosed with a sizable tumor in her brain that required immediate surgery. The surgery has taken place and doctors were able to remove 95 percent of what was determined to be a...

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DOT Ready for Busy Christmas Travel Holiday

December 20, 2013

The Georgia Department of Transportation is preparing for a busy couple of weeks on the state’s highways. With Christmas falling on a Wednesday, the DOT says it is anticipating more travelers than usual during the holiday week. To try to help accommodate the expected extra traffic, Spokesperson Teri Pope said that the Department of...

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Square One Fitness Opens at Old Toccoa-Stephens Co. YMCA

December 20, 2013
Square One Fitness Opens at Old Toccoa-Stephens Co. YMCA

Local individuals re-open the old YMCA as a new, privately-owned fitness center. The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday for Square One Fitness. Square One Fitness is located in the old YMCA facility after purchasing much of the organization’s equipment and opening as a new business. Co-Owner Steve Burtt...

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