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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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Authorities Find Wanted Seneca Man

May 3, 2013
Authorities Find Wanted Seneca Man

A Seneca, South Carolina man for whom a public alert had been issued in both northeast Georgia and upstate South Carolina is in custody. Authorities say 23-year-old Robert Andrew Ivester, wanted on forgery charges, and a second person, Cynthia Michelle Hammett, both surrendered late this morning at the office of Probation, Parole and Pardons...

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Toccoa Hosts Fox Theatre Block Party

May 3, 2013
Toccoa Hosts Fox Theatre Block Party

A block party comes to downtown Toccoa. The Fox Theatre Institute and Toccoa Main Street program teamed up for a downtown block party Thursday night on Doyle Street in front of the Schaefer Center. The block party provided an opportunity for the Fox Theatre Institute to recognize the ongoing renovations taking place at the...

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Stephens Co. Marks National Day of Prayer

May 3, 2013

Stephens County comes together to mark the National Day of Prayer. The annual local National Day of Prayer service took place Thursday at the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. The threat of rain caused the event to move from the courthouse lawn to the upstairs courtroom. A large crowd still filled that...

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Local Resident Honored on U.S. House Floor

May 3, 2013
Local Resident Honored on U.S. House Floor

Stephens County Family Connections and Communities in Schools Executive Director Toni Childress receives a special recognition. A representative from Congressman Paul Broun’s office, Toccoa Mayor David Austin, and others surprised Childress on Wednesday at a meeting to present her with a special recognition that Representative Broun recently read into the Congressional Record. Wanda Tate...

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