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Toys for Tots Distributes Toys in Toccoa

December 26, 2012

The local Toys for Tots program makes the holidays a little brighter for some local children. Toys for Tots held its main distribution day on Friday at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Toccoa. Don Alexander is the Toys for Tots Coordinator for Stephens, Franklin, Hart, Elbert, Habersham, and White counties. He said that the demand...

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Corps Accepting Used Christmas Trees

December 26, 2012

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will begin accepting used, natural Christmas trees today as part of its annual tree recycling program. The trees will be used as fish attractors throughout Hartwell Lake. Used, natural Christmas trees only can be dropped off from today through February 15 at a number of locations. Those include...

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Stephens Co. Thanks Outgoing Commissioners

December 26, 2012

Stephens County thanks its two outgoing county commissioners. Outgoing County Commissioners Jonesy Haygood and J.B. Hudgins were recognized at a reception prior to the December 11 Stephens County Commission meeting. Stephens County Commission Chairman Dean Scarborough said that both Haygood and Hudgins did an excellent job for the county. “Both Commissioner Hudgins and Commissioner...

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Over Two Inches of Rain Overnight in Toccoa

December 26, 2012

More rain and wind is expected today as a strong weather system continues to move through the Southeast. As of this morning, downtown Toccoa has already received just over two inches of rain yesterday, overnight, and early this morning with the chance of rain continuing today. Also, a wind advisory is in effect today...

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DOT Expecting Busy Weekend on Ga. Roads

December 21, 2012

The Georgia Department of Transportation is preparing for a busy weekend on the state’s roadways. Georgia DOT Spokesperson Teri Pope said the agency is anticipating more travelers than usual during the holiday week since Christmas falls on a Tuesday this year. “We are expecting a lot of traffic, not just around Christmas Eve and...

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Law Enforcement Urge Traffic Safety

December 21, 2012

Law enforcement agencies are also preparing for a busy holiday weekend on the roadways with extra patrols. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said people need to remember to drive safely and obey the speed limit and other laws of the road. “Please buckle up and always be looking in your rear view mirror on...

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City, County Announce Holiday Schedule

December 21, 2012

Toccoa and Stephens County are both announcing their schedules for the Christmas holiday. Stephens County government offices and Toccoa City Hall will both be closed Monday and Tuesday in observance of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. In the city of Toccoa, routes for garbage and recycling scheduled to be picked up on Monday, December...

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Windy Start to Winter

December 21, 2012

Winter is getting off to a windy start. Winter officially begins later today. A wind advisory remains in effect for Stephens County through Saturday. Last night, downtown Toccoa received a wind gust of 33 miles per hour, with other wind gusts of over 20 miles an hour. Winds could gust as high as 45...

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Currahee Club Holds Ribbon Cutting for Welcome Center

December 21, 2012
Currahee Club Holds Ribbon Cutting for Welcome Center

The Currahee Club opens its new welcome center. Thursday, the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the club’s welcome center. The welcome center is the building that used to be the sales office for the Currahee Club. The club’s community manager, Anne Shurley, said that the Currahee Club is excited...

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Royston To Continue To Use Prisoners from Whitworth

December 21, 2012

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The City of Royston says it will continue to use prison workers from Whitworth Detention Center until their contract with the prison runs out, no matter whether those prisoners are male or female. That was the decision of the Royston City Council at its regular meeting earlier this...

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