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May 1, 2013

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office is investigating two recent vehicle thefts. According to a report on file from the Sheriff’s Office, a deputy responded to Pineview Road on April 24 in reference to a stolen vehicle. The individual says that a 2000 red Chevy S-10 pickup valued at $1,500 was taken from that location....

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Move Ahead on Sign Ordinance, Says Toccoa Planning Commission Member

April 30, 2013

A member of the Toccoa Planning Commission asked city commissioners earlier this month to move forward with an update of the city’s sign ordinance. Kinloch Dunlap spoke to city commissioners at their meeting on April 22. Dunlap said that the City Commission and Toccoa Planning Commission last met on the ordinance several months ago....

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Currahee Artists Guild Holding Spring Art Show Saturday

April 30, 2013

The Currahee Artists’ Guild is preparing for its annual Spring Art Show this weekend. The 24th annual show will take place Saturday, May 4 in downtown Toccoa. Debra Hartley with the Currahee Artists’ Guild said the show will feature artists of all ages. “We have approximately 50 artists participating in our show, the adult...

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Pre-Trial Hearing Today on Wilbros’ Civil Case

April 30, 2013

Attorneys for both sides in the Wilbros’ civil case are scheduled to appear today in Stephens County Superior Court for a pre-trial hearing. According to Stephens County Attorney Brian Ranck, the pre-trial hearing will allow attorneys for the two sides to talk with Judge Robert Adamson about procedural issues, scheduling, the pending trial on...

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Lavonia Welcome Center to Receive Renovations

April 30, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Facelifts are planned for Georgia’s Welcome Centers, including the one in Lavonia on Interstate 85. Recently, the State Transportation Board’s Gateways Committee voted to recommend the renovation of Georgia’s Welcome Centers. Officials said no amount or scope of work has been determined yet for the Lavonia Welcome Center....

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NGTC To Be Known as the “Wolves”

April 30, 2013
NGTC To Be Known as the “Wolves”

North Georgia Technical College changes its mascot to the Wolf. The college announced last week that the school has decided to change from the Eagles to the Wolves. The change comes after first looking at many choices and narrowing the mascot options down to the Eagle and the Wolf. After that, students, faculty, and...

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Toccoa Drying Out After Wet Weekend

April 29, 2013

Clearer weather is expected today after a wet weekend in northeast Georgia. Downtown Toccoa received 2.69 inches of rain from 7 a.m. Saturday through Sunday; 1.72 inches of that fell on Sunday.  3.09 inches fell since Friday morning. With that total, downtown Toccoa has received 29.01 inches of rain as of this morning since...

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New Boating Safety Laws Taking Effect

April 29, 2013

As the spring and summer boating season gears up, state officials want residents to keep a number of new boating laws in mind. For example, new state laws taking effect including requiring children 13 years old and under to wear life jackets when riding in an open, moving boat and placing age limits and...

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Corps Opening Campgrounds, Day Use Areas

April 29, 2013

A number of Lake Hartwell campgrounds and day-use areas will open later this week. The Hartwell Lake Office of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said it will open both the Paynes Creek and Georgia River Campgrounds in Hart County and the Coneross and Oconee Point Campgrounds in Oconee County, South Carolina on Wednesday,...

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TFC Dedicates Building

April 29, 2013

Toccoa Falls College is settling into its new William and Patricia Timms Hall. Officials from Toccoa Falls College joined William and Patricia Timms, other members of their family, and the community earlier this month to hold a dedication and ribbon cutting for the new building on campus. The building includes classroom space and office...

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