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Ida Cox Music Series Starts Saturday

June 5, 2015

The city of Toccoa kicks off an annual summer concert series this weekend. Saturday, Main Street Toccoa will host the first concert in the annual Ida Cox Music Series. If weather permits, the concerts are each Saturday night from 7 to 10 p.m. outside on Doyle Street in downtown Toccoa. In case of rain,...

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National Trails Day on Saturday

June 5, 2015

The U.S. Forest Service is marking National Trails Day on Saturday with events around the state, including in northeast Georgia. On Saturday, the Forest Service said hundreds of volunteers and partners will work side by side on national forest trails across Georgia. That includes the Panther Creek Trail. This work day is open to...

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NGTC Announces Staff Changes

June 5, 2015

North Georgia Technical College is announcing some staff changes. First, the Student Affairs staff at North Georgia Technical College has welcomed Arnold White as the newest team member. White is filling the role of Career Placement & Development Director which opened when Daniel Gregg retired at the end of March. His background includes experience...

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NGTC President To Serve As Interim President at Athens Tech in Temporary Move

June 4, 2015

North Georgia Technical College President Dr. Gail Thaxton will be helping out a neighboring technical college in an interim role for a short time this summer. Starting next month, Thaxton will act as Interim President at Athens Technical College while the search for a permanent replacement for retiring Dr. Flora Tydings is conducted. The...

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City Completes First Phase of Work At Emory Johnson Park

June 4, 2015
City Completes First Phase of Work At Emory Johnson Park

The first phase of renovations at a Toccoa park is complete. Recently, the city of Toccoa unveiled two new picnic shelters at Emory Johnson Park off of Whitman Street in Toccoa. The new shelters were unveiled over Memorial Day weekend in time for the 26th annual Poke Sallit Festival at the park. Toccoa City...

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Toccoa Starts Summer Movies Tonight

June 4, 2015

A busy summer of events in downtown Toccoa gets underway tonight as Main Street Toccoa opens up its annual series of summer movies. This is the 3rd annual series where Main Street Toccoa will show a movie every Thursday night in June and July at the Schaefer Center, located on the corner of Broad...

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No Paving Planned for Franklin Co. Side of Freedom Drive

June 4, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County will not be joining Stephens County in paving a road that runs through both counties. At its meeting last month, the Stephens County Board of Commissioners voted to pave its part of Freedom Drive in the Gumlog Community. The road off State Route 328 runs through...

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American Red Cross Issues Call for Summer Blood Donations

June 4, 2015

The American Red Cross is urging donors to give blood and platelets this summer to prevent a seasonal shortage. Red Cross officials said that Memorial Day typically marks the start of a drop in blood and platelet donations over the summer months. They added that the Red Cross relies on volunteer donors for the...

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All OK After Reported Swimmer in Distress Call

June 4, 2015

Reports indicate everybody is okay after an apparent swimmer in distress call on Lake Hartwell Wednesday. It reportedly happened around the Jenkins Ferry area. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said it involved a swimmer who was out in a john boat and somehow ended up in the water. Shirley said EMS and first responders...

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Toccoa Water Quality Report Available

June 4, 2015

The city of Toccoa is reminding residents that its annual water quality report for calendar year 2014 is now available. This report contains information about the source and quality of the drinking water produced by the city of Toccoa. Paper copies of the report are available in the Customer Service Lobby or in the...

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