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Second Wilbros Lawsuit Filed

August 5, 2013

About 100 area residents are asking a federal court to take action against Wilbros in regards to odor emanating from the facility in a lawsuit filed last week. Toccoa Attorney Alton Adams filed the suit in U.S. District Court in Gainesville against Wilbros and associated defendants on Friday and provided a copy of that...

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Stephens Co. Sheriff Warns Of Text Message Scam

August 5, 2013

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office wants area residents to be on the lookout for an ongoing scam. According to Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley, his office has received some reports on such a scam within the last couple of days. Shirley said the scam has been coming to residents in the form of a...

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August Marks National Immuization Month

August 5, 2013

Area health officials are using this month to remind people to make sure they are up to date on vaccinations. August is National Immunization Month. District Two Public Health Spokesperson Dave Palmer said vaccines are an important step in protecting against serious diseases. “We want to make sure that everyone gets immunized against those...

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Global Partitions Makes Donation to NGTC

August 5, 2013
Global Partitions Makes Donation to NGTC

A local industry makes a donation to NorthGeorgiaTechnicalCollege. The school announced recently that Global Partitions of Toccoa made a donation of more than $30,000 in materials and supplies to North Georgia Tech in order to renovate the bathroom facilities at Bryant Hall on the school’s Clarkesville Campus. North Georgia Technical College is the oldest...

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Ribbon Cutting Held for Damon Media

August 5, 2013
Ribbon Cutting Held for Damon Media

Thursday, the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for Damon Media at the Chamber offices in downtown Toccoa. Damon Media is an outdoor advertising company. Damon and Pamela Bush are the co-owners. Damon Bush said that the company can handle all of someone’s outdoor advertising needs from start to finish. “We...

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Shots Fired In Downtown Alley, Nobody Hurt

August 2, 2013

Initial reports indicate that nobody was injured after shots were apparently fired in a downtown Toccoa alley late Thursday afternoon. It happened during the 5 p.m. hour in the alley and parking lot area behind WNEG Radio. We’ll have information as it becomes available.  

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Shirley Asks Drivers to Be Careful on Hwy. 17

August 2, 2013

Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley is urging caution for drivers traveling on Highway 17 in StephensCounty as construction on the highway picks up. The project to build a four-lane Highway 17 from Memorial   Drive all the way to the Stephens-FranklinCounty line is underway and crews are working along the road in some areas....

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Toccoa Still Testing Natural Gas Vehicles

August 2, 2013

Toccoa city officials are looking at ways to continue expanding the city’s gas system and customer base. At Tuesday’s joint meeting with Stephens County Commissioners, Toccoa officials discussed the topic. Toccoa City Manager Mike Jackson said one thing he is still looking at is the viability of converting vehicles to compressed natural gas. Jackson...

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Toccoa Drama Camp Ends With Performance Tonight

August 2, 2013

A week-long drama camp organized by Main Street Toccoa is wrapping up tonight at the SchaeferCenter. Children in grades 4 through 9 have gathered all week at the downtown theater for Main Street’s first Summer Drama Camp. Toccoa Main Street Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said the camp has gone very well in its first...

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Franklin Co. Commission Debates County Attorney Fees

August 2, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County Commissioners are at odds over whether to reduce the fee paid to the county attorney. At the commission’s work session Tuesday night, Franklin County Commission Chair Thomas Bridges said he believes the county is paying attorney Bubba Samuels too much for his services. “In talking to...

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