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Happenings in Toccoa This Weekend

August 23, 2013

Happenings in Toccoa This Weekend Some big events in Toccoa are taking place this weekend. This year’s “Jailhouse Rock” fundraiser to benefit the Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter will be Saturday night at 6 P.M. at the Currahee Campus of North Georgia Technical College. Humane Shelter board Secretary/Treasurer Angie Garland says this is the organization’s...

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Sheriff’s Office Investigating Armed Robbery

August 23, 2013

Sheriff’s Office Investigating Armed Robbery   The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an armed robbery on Highway 123. According to a report on file, The Sheriff’s Office responded to Highway 123 near Tony’s Gas Station. The victim says that she was parked on the side of the roadway Monday morning, about a mile...

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“GA DOT Has New Web Page”

August 23, 2013

“GA DOT Has New Web Page” The Georgia Department of Transportation is now offering new information for Georgians interested in current DOT projects this new measure also allows state residents to make suggestion to the department directly. The DOT’s new projects web-page allows resident’s access to descriptions of various projects underway throughout the whole...

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“Economic Development Council Held at NGTC”

August 23, 2013

“Economic Development Council Held at NGTC” North Georgia Technical College’s Economic Development Department recently hosted its first economic development council. The meeting featured senior manufacturing executives and local school superintendents as participates. Georgia Power Regional Community and Economic Developer Rope Roberts headed the group as they discussed the issue of workforce development in manufacturing...

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Stolen Car from Dealership Leads to Car Chase

August 22, 2013

Stolen Car from Dealership Leads to Car Chase A stolen car and car chase across two counties late Tuesday night results in an arrest. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley says it all started with a break-in. “We got a call of an alarm going off at Maypole Chevrolet. The suspect had broken a window...

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Hellenga Seeking City Seat

August 22, 2013

Hellenga Seeking City Seat     Another Toccoa Citizen has announced seeking a seat on the Toccoa City Commission. Evan Hellenga tells WNEG News why he has decided to run for the Post 5 seat. “I just felt honestly if you are not happy with some of the things that have occurred in the...

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School Starts Today in Stephens Co.

August 22, 2013

Today marks the beginning of a new school year for students in Stephens County. According to Stephens County School Superintendent Sherrie Whiten, about 4100 students are scheduled to head through the doors of the county’s schools for the first day of classes today. Teachers began their planning last week and staff have been working...

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Sheriff Issues Back to School Safety Reminders

August 22, 2013

Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley is urging motorists to use caution as buses and school traffic return to the roads with the start of school today. Shirley said he will have extra deputies patrolling looking for those who are not buckled up or who are not obeying the posted speed limits. He urged drivers...

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Ty Cobb Healthcare Plans Behavioral Health Unit

August 22, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Ty Cobb Healthcare has announced plans for what was once the Cobb Memorial Hospital in Royston. Tuesday evening, Ty Cobb CEO Greg Hearn told the Royston City Council and Mayor David Jordan that Ty Cobb Healthcare plans to put a behavioral health unit there that would create 50...

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Armed Robbery Susupect Captured

August 21, 2013

A month long search for armed robbery suspect Rico Marshall ended Tuesday in Stephens County after a high-speed chase.   Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley says Marshall was arrested in connection with an armed robbery in Franklin County.   “Last month he was charged allegedly with holding up an individual in the Gum Log...

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