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Toccoa Drying Out After Wet Weekend

April 29, 2013

Clearer weather is expected today after a wet weekend in northeast Georgia. Downtown Toccoa received 2.69 inches of rain from 7 a.m. Saturday through Sunday; 1.72 inches of that fell on Sunday.  3.09 inches fell since Friday morning. With that total, downtown Toccoa has received 29.01 inches of rain as of this morning since...

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New Boating Safety Laws Taking Effect

April 29, 2013

As the spring and summer boating season gears up, state officials want residents to keep a number of new boating laws in mind. For example, new state laws taking effect including requiring children 13 years old and under to wear life jackets when riding in an open, moving boat and placing age limits and...

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Corps Opening Campgrounds, Day Use Areas

April 29, 2013

A number of Lake Hartwell campgrounds and day-use areas will open later this week. The Hartwell Lake Office of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said it will open both the Paynes Creek and Georgia River Campgrounds in Hart County and the Coneross and Oconee Point Campgrounds in Oconee County, South Carolina on Wednesday,...

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TFC Dedicates Building

April 29, 2013

Toccoa Falls College is settling into its new William and Patricia Timms Hall. Officials from Toccoa Falls College joined William and Patricia Timms, other members of their family, and the community earlier this month to hold a dedication and ribbon cutting for the new building on campus. The building includes classroom space and office...

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Stephens Co. Hospital Receives Mammography Accreditation

April 29, 2013

Stephens County Hospital earns a three-year term of accreditation in mammography. The hospital received the accreditation as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology, or ACR. According to Stephens County Hospital, the ACR is a national professional organization that provides programs focusing on the practice of medical imaging and...

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Hart Co. Investigating Marina Thefts

April 29, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Hart County Sheriff’s office is investigating a number of thefts from docks and boats at the Hartwell Marina. All of them happened recently within a day or two of each other. In one case, suspects took three marine batteries from a pontoon boat that was in a...

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Stephens Co. Unemployment Rate Drops in March

April 26, 2013

Stephens County receives good news on the unemployment front. According to the statistics for the month of March released this week by the Georgia Department of Labor, Stephens County’s preliminary unemployment rate dropped to 8.1 percent. March’s preliminary rate is three-tenths of a percentage point lower than the revised February rate of 8.4 percent....

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Pre-Construction Meeting Held on Hwy. 17

April 26, 2013

Preparations continue to move forward for the widening and relocation of Highway 17 in Stephens County. This week, a pre-construction meeting for the project took place. The Georgia Department of Transportation, along with contractor C.W. Matthews and others who will be involved with the construction of the road attended the meeting. Stephens County Commissioner...

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Taste of Toccoa Held in Downtown Toccoa

April 26, 2013
Taste of Toccoa Held in Downtown Toccoa

Organizers are tallying the tokens from “A Taste of Toccoa.” The 23rd annual “Taste” took place Thursday night in downtown Toccoa. A large crowd turned out on a beautiful evening to sample food from some 15 restaurants and caterers. In addition, entertainment was provided from the Rhythm Academy, Will Thompson, Chuck Taylor, and the...

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Mock Wreck Set for SCHS Today

April 26, 2013

Local law enforcement are encouraging high school students to make the right choices this Prom weekend. This morning, the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office, Toccoa Police Department, Georgia State Patrol, Stephens County EMS Service, Toccoa Fire Department, Stephens County High School, and others will stage a “mock wreck” during the early morning hours at the...

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