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Services Set for Man With Stephens Co. Family Ties Killed in NW Ga. Parachuting Accident

September 4, 2014

Funeral arrangements have been announced for a man with family ties to Toccoa that died in a parachuting accident last weekend. A memorial service for 27-year-old Donald “Donnie” Bragg will be held Tuesday at 9 a.m. at Henderson Falls Park in Toccoa. Bragg passed away over the weekend in Polk County, Georgia. According to...

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Work Continues On Gas Line In Wal-Mart, Memorial Drive Area in Toccoa

September 4, 2014

Work is expected to continue through tonight or tomorrow on a gas line project related to the Highway 17 widening project near Memorial Drive and Wal-Mart along Big A Road. Crews got started Wednesday morning on the project and are expected to work through rain or shine, day and night, until the work is...

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Job Fair Scheduled for Habersham County This Month

September 4, 2014

A career expo is set for later this month in Habersham County. The Georgia Department of Labor’s Habersham Career Center, Georgia Mountains Regional Commission’s Workforce Development office, Main Street programs in Clarkesville and Cornelia, and others will co-sponsor the Main Street Career Expo on Tuesday, September 16, in Cornelia. The expo will be held...

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Franklin Co. Government Receives Land Donation From TruVista

September 4, 2014

Franklin County government is the recipient of a donation of land from a local business. At last week’s Franklin County Board of Commission work session, executives with TruVista signed the paperwork that donates to Franklin County approximately four acres of land at the intersection of Starr’s Bridge and Blacksnake Road near Carnesville. Franklin County...

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Wilbros EPD Appeal Ruling Could Come in November

September 3, 2014

Attorneys on both sides of the Wilbros’ appeal of an EPD administrative order calling on the facility to close will soon work on preparing final closing statements for the judge hearing the appeal case. The hearing phase of Wilbros’ appeal of the EPD order concluded last Thursday in Atlanta after three full days of...

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DOT To Close Moore Circle Northern Intersection with 17 Friday For Good

September 3, 2014

One of the intersections of Moore Circle and Georgia Highway 17 will close permanently later this week. The Georgia Department of Transportation announced on Tuesday that it would close the northern intersection of Moore Circle with Highway 17 permanently effective Friday morning. DOT Spokesperson Teri Pope said that there are multiple reasons for the...

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Work Starting This Morning Near Wal-Mart on Big A Road

September 3, 2014

Crews will begin work this morning on a gas line project in the area of the Toccoa Wal-Mart that will affect traffic in that area over the next couple of days. Toccoa Utilities Director Harry Scott said crews will be on site starting at about 7 a.m. today in the area of Memorial Drive...

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Two Injured in Lake Hartwell Weekend Boating Incident

September 3, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Two people were injured on Lake Hartwell on the Georgia side over the Labor Day holiday weekend. According to Georgia DNR Law Enforcement Officer Craig Fulgum, it happened Sunday in Hartwell. Fulgum said two boats collided near the Hartwell Marina. Debris from the accident caused two people to...

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Man With Toccoa Ties Killed in NW Ga. Skydiving Incident

September 3, 2014

Arrangments are still pending on a Marietta man with family ties to Toccoa who died in a skydiving incident over the weekend in northwest Georgia. 27-year-old Donald Bragg of Marietta died Saturday afternoon in Polk County, Georgia. According to a report on northwestgeorgianews.com, Polk County officials report that they received reports of two skydivers...

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GDOT Announces Weekly Area Maintenance

September 3, 2014

The Georgia Department of Transportation said a crew is scheduled to remove overgrown vegetation in the rights of way alongside State Route 63 in Stephens County this week. Work is scheduled through Friday as weather permits from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. According to the DOT, the shoulder will be closed as the work...

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