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Police Blotter

May 7, 2013

An East Doyle Street resident tells police that her home was burglarized. The Toccoa Police Department responded to the home on Thursday, May 2, where the woman says the burglary had taken place between noon and 1:30 p.m., according to the report on file. Meanwhile, the Toccoa Police Department responded to Morgan Place in...

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Arcadia Drive Deaths Remain Under Investigation

May 7, 2013

Authorities are continuing to investigate the deaths of two individuals found deceased in a Toccoa residence over the weekend. Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell said Monday that autopsies on the two deceased individuals are pending at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation crime lab. The identities of the individuals have not been released yet. However,...

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Weather Announcement

May 6, 2013

Stephens County Recreation Department prep ball games have been cancelled for today (May 6) due to the weather.

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Toccoa Police, GBI, DA’s Office Investigating Incident in Toccoa

May 6, 2013

Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell said Saturday night that his department is working with other agencies after two individuals were found deceased inside a Toccoa residence this past weekend. Jarrell said that the police department has requested the assistance of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Mountain Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office after...

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Three Killed When Crescent Strikes Vehicle in Toccoa

May 6, 2013

Three people from Austell are dead after a violent car-train collision in Stephens County. According to Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley, the Amtrak Crescent line collided with a vehicle at about 9:45 p.m. Friday night on Grant Smith Road, near the Summit subdivision. “The train T-boned the 2008 Mazda,” said Shirley. “It was a...

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Toccoa Commission Meeting Today

May 6, 2013

The city of Toccoa is scheduled to hold the first reading of its proposed Fiscal Year 2014 operating budget at today’s city commission meeting. Toccoa City Commissioners are scheduled to meet at 5 p.m. at Toccoa City Hall. City commissioners will have to hold a second reading of the proposed budget before voting on...

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Awards Handed Out for “A Taste of Toccoa”

May 6, 2013

Organizers are wrapping up another “A Taste of Toccoa.” The Toccoa Main Street program held a program Friday at Toccoa City Hall to recognize the winners of this year’s “Taste” awards and re-cap the April 25 event. Toccoa Main Street Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said that overall, this year’s “Taste” went well. “It was...

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Another Wet Weekend in Toccoa

May 6, 2013

Toccoa will have to dry out from yet another wet weekend. As of 6 a.m. today, downtown Toccoa has received another 3.2 inches of rain since 7 a.m. Friday morning. That puts downtown Toccoa at more than 32 inches of rain for the year to this point. This past weekend’s rain comes on top...

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Hart Co. Man Arrested, Charged with Growning Marijuana

May 6, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A Hart County man and is out on bond after being arrested for growing marijuana. Hart County Sheriff Mike Cleveland said it happened last Wednesday when authorities received information about a growing operation on Barton Road, near the Goldmine Community in Hart County. Cleveland said when his deputies...

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Nancy Jo Tennis Tourney Postponed Due To Weather

May 4, 2013

The Nancy Jo Tennis Tournament that was scheduled to take place this weekend has been postponed due to the weather. It has been rescheduled for May 17 through May 19. Players that were registered may call on May 15 and May 16 for play times. The tennis committee says that it is going to...

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