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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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GSP Reports 10 Traffic Fatalities Over Labor Day; One in NE Ga.

September 2, 2014

The Georgia Department of Public Safety is reporting 10 traffic fatalities over the Labor Day holiday travel period on highways in Georgia. The Labor Day holiday travel period in Georgia started at 6 p.m. Friday and ended at midnight Monday. One of those 10 traffic fatalities was reported to be in the Toccoa post...

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Toccoa Continues Discussions on Proposed Extended Stay Hotel/Motel Ordinance

September 2, 2014

Toccoa City Commissioners said they are ready to consider approval of an ordinance that would put regulations on hotels and motels in the city that consider themselves extended stay facilities. The city commission discussed a proposed ordinance at a work session last month. Toccoa city officials said that they are seeing a drop in...

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Toccoa Considers CNG Fueling Station Discussions

September 2, 2014

Toccoa City Commissioners are continuing to look at options for a compressed natural gas fueling station. The city commission discussed the issue at a work session last month. Toccoa Utilities Director Harry Scott said the main question people ask when the city asks about the cost of building a compressed natural gas station is...

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NGTC Names New Currahee Campus Librarian

September 2, 2014
NGTC Names New Currahee Campus Librarian

North Georgia Technical College is welcoming a new librarian to the Currahee Campus. The school recently announced that Melissa Hozey of Lavonia is the new librarian for the Currahee Campus. Hozey has previously worked for the Brenau University Library in Gainesville. She has her Bachelor of Arts degree in English for Pensacola Christian College...

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TFC Now Known As “Screaming Eagles”

September 2, 2014
TFC Now Known As “Screaming Eagles”

Toccoa Falls College makes a change to its mascot. The school announced last week that it is now the Screaming Eagles. TFC noted that the school now shares its mascot name with another group of legendary “Screaming Eagles.” That is “Easy Company,” the 2nd Batallion of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 101st...

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Police Blotter

September 2, 2014

A Toccoa resident recently reported a vehicle theft to authorities. The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office responded to a Pruitt Drive residence, where a man told a deputy on August 25 that when he went outside to go to work, his car was gone. According to the report, the incident happened between 8 p.m. on...

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