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Toccoa Scarecrow Contest Winners Announced

November 5, 2012

The winners are in for this year’s Toccoa Scarecrow Contest. In the judged portion of the competition, DJ’s Auto Repair won first place, the Stephens County Historic Courthouse won second place, and Sage Automotive Interiors won third place. Meanwhile, the People’s Choice Award, determined by the public’s vote, went to the Stephens County Government...

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Stephens Co. Schools Named to Reward Lists

November 5, 2012

Stephens County Schools receive recognition on a new statewide list. The Georgia Department of Education recently released its list of “Reward” schools. The list includes schools with the highest performance or the biggest academic gains by students in the last three years when looking at a number of factors, including CRCT scores, EOCT scores,...

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Harvest Festival Concludes

November 5, 2012

Toccoa wraps up another Harvest Festival. The 36th annual Harvest Festival took place Saturday and Sunday in downtown Toccoa. A large crowd turned out for the event. Toccoa Main Street Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said everything seemed to go well. “We had lots of people come,” said Crosby. “It was just a really fun...

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Franklin Co Deputy Charged with Sending Obscene Material to Student

November 5, 2012

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A Franklin County Sheriff’s Office deputy has been arrested for allegedly sending obscene materials to a minor. Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas said 51-year old Rodney Cordell was arrested late Wednesday and charged with one misdemeanor count of Electronically Furnishing Obscene Material to Minors. Thomas said last week...

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DOT Announces Road Work

November 5, 2012

The Georgia Department of Transportation is announcing a number of planned road work projects for the upcoming week. According to the DOT, crews will mow along State Route 17 in Stephens County this week between 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. as weather permits. Elsewhere, the DOT says crews will also be mowing on State...

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Man Charged With Murder in Oconee Co., SC

November 5, 2012

By Dick Mangrum, WGOG Radio, Walhalla In Oconee County, South Carolina, an 86-year-old man faces murder charges. Authorities state that Nicholas Bonelli of Smith Farm Road, near Westminster, has been charged with two counts of murder in the deaths of two women Friday. Arrest warrants allege that Bonelli stabbed both 82-year-old Clarine Smith of...

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NGTC Welding Program Receives Certification

November 5, 2012

A North Georgia Technical College program receives accreditation. The Welding and Joining Technology program at North Georgia Technical College recently achieved the status of Accredited Training Education Facility from the National Center for Construction Education and Research, or NCCER. NCCER is a not-for-profit education foundation created to develop standardized construction and maintenance curricula and...

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Early Voting Ends Today

November 2, 2012

Early voting is wrapping up for Tuesday’s election. Stephens County Registrar Theresa Kelley said that time is running out to vote early for those who have not done so yet. “Today at 5 p.m. is the last time they can vote early,” said Kelley. “If they do not vote today, then they are going...

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Harvest Festival This Weekend in Toccoa

November 2, 2012

An annual tradition returns this weekend to downtown Toccoa. The 36th annual Toccoa Harvest Festival takes place this Saturday and Sunday in downtown Toccoa. Main Street Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said that everything gets started at 10 a.m. Saturday. “We have two different stages for entertainment, one at Tugalo and Sage streets and one...

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Harvest Festival Street Closings Announced

November 2, 2012

Main Street Toccoa is announcing a number of street closings in conjunction with this weekend’s Harvest Festival and other activities. According to the city, the following streets will close today at 6 p.m. and remain closed until 4 p.m. on Sunday: West Doyle Street and East Doyle Street from Alexander Street to Hill Street...

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