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Two Arrested in Toccoa Aggravated Assault Earlier This Month

January 29, 2013

Two people face charges after an altercation earlier this month in Toccoa led to an injury. Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell said that police were called to Stephens Drive just before 1 a.m. on January 19 in reference to a fight in progress in the roadway. “It appears as if there were some individuals...

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Stephens Co. BOE Scheduled to Meet Today

January 29, 2013

The Stephens County Board of Education will continue discussion of operational system options at a called meeting scheduled for later today. The Board of Education is set to meet at 5:30 p.m. at the Stephens County School System Administrative Offices on Mize Road. According to Stephens County School Superintendent Sherrie Whiten, state law said...

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GBI, Franklin Co. Sheriff’s Office Investigating Death of Infant

January 29, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Agents with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are assisting the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office in looking into the death of a two-month-old baby. According to Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas, it happened early last week. Thomas said his deputies and EMS workers responded to a call at a...

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House Fire in Martin Friday

January 29, 2013

Nobody is hurt after a structure fire late last week in southern Stephens County. The fire occurred Friday at about 12:30 p.m. on Whispering Woods Road in the Martin area. According to Martin Volunteer Fire Department Chief Len Stovall, his department responded to a doublewide home that had caught fire. Crews from Big Smith...

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Collins Co-Sponsors REINS Act

January 29, 2013
Collins Co-Sponsors REINS Act

9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins is an original co-sponsor of the Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny, or REINS, Act of 2013. Introduced by Republican Indiana Congressman Todd Young, this legislation will institute the oversight role of legislative branch by seeking Congressional approval for any major rule proposed by the executive...

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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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