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Police Release Details in Weekend Shooting Deaths in Toccoa

May 8, 2013

Police in Toccoa are releasing details of what happened in an Arcadia Drive home over the weekend that resulted in two deaths. Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell said that officers were called to a residence late Saturday morning in reference to the discovery of two deceased individuals. “Upon our arrival, we were directed to...

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Hill St. Baptist Church Asks Toccoa Commission For Assistance

May 8, 2013

Hill Street Baptist Church is asking the city of Toccoa for assistance to help the church pay for things lost after a 2011 incident caused major water damage at the church. Church representatives spoke to Toccoa City Commissioners on Monday. Back on December 30, 2011, a motorist hit a fire hydrant at the intersection...

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Stamp Out Hunger Saturday

May 8, 2013

Local letter carriers are again looking for the public’s help in stamping out hunger this weekend. Area postal carriers will again join with others across the country for the annual “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive on Saturday. Toccoa Letter Carrier Michael Waddell said that this is the 21st year for the drive. “This Saturday,...

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Stephens Co. Holds Farm Tour

May 8, 2013
Stephens Co. Holds Farm Tour

Stephens County third graders spend a day at the farm. The annual farm tour for the county’s third graders took place Tuesday at Mountain View Farms in Avalon. Farm owner Linda Dean said they could not have asked for a better day and had a great time. “We have some new things this year,”...

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DOT Announces Re-surfacing Projects

May 8, 2013

A re-surfacing project in Stephens County is one of many in northeast Georgia approved by state transportation officials. The Georgia Department of Transportation announced this week that it awarded nearly 6.5 miles of re-surfacing along State Route 17 Alternate from State Route 184 to Antioch Church Road to C.W. Matthews Contracting of Marietta. The...

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Toccoa Presents Proposed FY 2014 Budget

May 7, 2013

The city of Toccoa presents its proposed Fiscal Year 2014 budget. Toccoa City Commissioners held a first reading and public hearing on the proposed budget at their meeting Monday. City commissioners also discussed that budget during a work session prior to the meeting. During the work session, Toccoa City Manager Mike Jackson presented an...

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Identities Released in Fatal Car-Train Collision

May 7, 2013

Authorities are releasing the names of the three people killed in a fatal train-car collision over the weekend in Stephens County. Stephens County Coroner Chris Stephens said Monday night that the three individuals killed in the collision were 22-year-old Areale Leigh Nunn of Austell, 23-year-old Erich Boecklbauer of Austell and 20-year-old Crystal Crews of...

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TFC Cuts Ribbon on Gathany Museum

May 7, 2013
TFC Cuts Ribbon on Gathany Museum

Toccoa Falls College celebrates the opening of the Leon and Rachel Gathany Museum of Natural History. The school held a ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony Saturday at the museum on the Toccoa Falls College campus. Toccoa Falls College President Dr. Robert Myers said it was a pleasure to celebrate the museum’s opening, despite the...

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DOT Announces Road Work

May 7, 2013

The Georgia Department of Transportation is planning road work for Stephens and surrounding counties this week. DOT officials said that a crew in Stephens County will repair edge ruts that have developed along State Route 63. Elsewhere, a crew in Habersham County will repair a damaged guardrail along State Route 365. Finally in Franklin...

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Franklin Co. Discussing Water Well Policy

May 7, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County Commissioners are discussing the possibility of a new policy for how private water wells are adopted and used by the county. At its work session last week, the Franklin County Board of Commissioners spent 30 minutes discussing the existing policy and whether it should be amended....

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