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Squirrel Blamed For Downtown Toccoa Power Outage

January 28, 2013

Officials with Georgia Power said that a squirrel in the system is to blame for a power outage in the downtown Toccoa area Monday morning. The power went out at around 8:45 a.m. Monday, affecting around 600 customers, including the AM 630 WNEG studios. A Georgia Power spokesman said that the squirrel got into...

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Toccoa Holds Main Street Awards

January 28, 2013
Toccoa Holds Main Street Awards

Toccoa celebrates another year on Main Street. The Toccoa Main Street Program held its annual Main Street Awards Reception on Thursday in the Schaefer Center. Main Street officials honored a number of businesses and individuals with awards. Toccoa Main Street Director Connie Tabor said it was a great night to honor these businesses and...

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Toccoa Police Arrest Two After Responding to Open 911 Line

January 28, 2013

Two people face charges after an open 911 line led to further investigation in Toccoa. Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell said the incident started when an officer responded to a residence on Busha Street on January 9 at about 6 p.m. in reference to an open 911 line. “When the officers arrived and were...

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Hart Co. Still Talking About What To Do Regarding Inmate Labor

January 28, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia How to handle the potential loss of prison help from the Whitworth Detention Center in Hartwell is just one of a number of topics that will be discussed at an upcoming work session of the Hart County Board of Commissioners. Whitworth Detention Center is transitioning from an all...

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Clinic Adds New Certified Nurse Practitioner

January 28, 2013
Clinic Adds New Certified Nurse Practitioner

The Toccoa Clinic adds a new certified nurse practitioner. The clinic announced recently that certified nurse practitioner Charlotte Davis of Clarkesville has joined the clinic’s internal medicine department. Davis earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State University and a master of science in nursing from North Georgia College and State University last...

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Stephens Co. Jury Duty Announcement

January 25, 2013

Stephens County Clerk of Court Tim Quick reports that jury duty for Monday, January 28 has been cancelled so jurors do not need to report.

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Big A Road Burglary Report Leads To Arrest

January 25, 2013

A Toccoa man faces charges in connection with a residential burglary earlier this month on Big A Road. Toccoa Police Department Chief Tim Jarrell said that an officer responded to the 600 block of Big A Road at about 3:45 p.m. on January 12 in reference to a report of a burglary. “Sergeant Joe...

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Toccoa Police Arrest Wal-Mart Employee for Theft From Store

January 25, 2013

A Toccoa Wal-Mart employee faces multiple charges after he is accused of stealing from the store. Toccoa Police Department Chief Tim Jarrell said that Wal-Mart officials requested that police initiate an investigation at the store. According to Jarrell, the investigation led to the arrest of 31-year-old Darren Michael Gomez of Toccoa on eight counts...

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SCSO Getting New Chief Deputy

January 25, 2013

A couple of personnel changes are taking effect this weekend at the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office. Stephens County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Murray Kogod will be leaving that post to take over the Mountain Judicial Circuit NCIS Drug Unit, which covers Stephens, Habersham, and Rabun counties. Kogod began working for the Sheriff’s Office back...

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Stephens Co. Unemployment Up in December

January 25, 2013

2012 ends with an increase in the unemployment rate for Stephens County. According to figures released this week by the Georgia Department of Labor, Stephens County’s preliminary unemployment rate for December came in at 9.2 percent. That is six-tenths of a percent higher than the revised November rate of 8.6 percent. In the month...

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