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Main Street Gearing Up for Taste of Toccoa

April 4, 2014
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Toccoa Man Street is starting to gear up for another busy Spring and Summer. The first big Main Street event in downtown Toccoa is coming up later this month. The annual “A Taste of Toccoa” is coming up on Thursday, April 24. Main Street Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said this year’s “Taste” will run...

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Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting for New Downtown Toccoa Thrift Store

April 4, 2014
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Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting for New Downtown Toccoa Thrift Store

A new business opens up in Toccoa’s downtown area. Thursday, the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Mamatokiabri’s in downtown Toccoa. Mamatokiabri’s owners are Brian and Jennifer Eisweirth. Brian Eisweirth said they have lots of different items for purchase. “We have nice prices, some trinkets, some treasures, some antiques,” said...

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Franklin Co. To Review Zoning Ordinance

April 4, 2014
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By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Franklin County Planning Commission will begin a systematic review of the county’s zoning ordinance at the request of the Board of Commission. At their work session Tuesday, the board heard from commissioner Clint Harper who said it’s time for the county to re-evaluate its zoning laws. “I...

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Chamber Issues Scam Warning

April 4, 2014
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The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce is issuing a scam warning alert to its members. In an e-mail sent out on Thursday, the Chamber said it has received reports of some of its members receiving calls from an unrecognizable number saying they represent the Chamber and are calling to update account records. The Chamber...

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Police Blotter

April 4, 2014
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The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office said it has arrested two people for allegedly stealing from an Eastanollee location. A report on file said that a deputy responded to an Eastanollee business location on Tuesday, where the complainant says she caught two people behind a barn taking items from the business. The report said the...

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Toccoa-Stephens Co. Tomorrow Hears From SCHS Students

April 3, 2014
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Toccoa-Stephens Co. Tomorrow Hears From SCHS Students

A group looking at the future of Toccoa and Stephens County meets with the future. More than 200 juniors and seniors at Stephens County High School met with the Toccoa-Stephens County Tomorrow organization last month at the high school to provide the effort with their thoughts and input on the community. “Toccoa-Stephens County Tomorrow”...

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Man Arrested in Tuesday Search Identified

April 3, 2014
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The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office has identified a man arrested after a search in Stephens County Tuesday. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said the man authorities arrested on Tuesday was 36-year-old Justin Hixson of East Silver Shoals Road. The sheriff said it started Tuesday when a Sheriff’s Office deputy spotted Hixson driving while patrolling...

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Habersham Residents Reportedly Complaining of Odor Connected to Wilbros’ Owner

April 3, 2014
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The owner of the Wilbros facility already at the center of an odor controversy in Stephens County is reportedly causing a stink again in Habersham County. The Northeast Georgian newspaper reported that residents in the Alec Mountain Road area near Clarkesville are complaining of odor that is caused by soil amendments being applied to...

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NGTC Announces State SkillsUSA Winners, Participants

April 3, 2014
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NGTC Announces State SkillsUSA Winners, Participants

Five North Georgia Technical College students will participate in the National SkillsUSA competition later this year after winning at the state level. Those five, who won their competitions at the state SkillsUSA competition in March, are Patrick Bell of Cornelia in CNC Milling Technology, Adreona Howard of Toccoa in Criminal Justice, Jacob Hester of...

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Deadline Approaching To Claim 2010 Unclaimed Tax Refunds

April 3, 2014
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By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Refunds totaling over $28 million may be waiting for an estimated 23,000 taxpayers in Georgia, who did not file a federal income tax return for 2010. However, to collect the money, a return for 2010 must be filed with the IRS no later than April 15 this year...

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