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‘A Taste of Toccoa’ Is A Month Away

April 6, 2015

The city of Toccoa is gearing up for an annual Spring tradition downtown. It’s the 25th annual “A Taste of Toccoa” and it is coming up on Saturday, May 2. This year, the event is changing to a Saturday during the day instead of on a Thursday evening. Toccoa Main Street Events Coordinator Sharon...

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Accident on Toccoa By-pass Sunday

April 6, 2015
Accident on Toccoa By-pass Sunday

Authorities responded to an accident Sunday on the Toccoa By-pass. The accident occurred at the intersection of Highway 106 and the Toccoa By-pass. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley says that one person was life flighted to Northeast Georgia Medical Center.

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Drought Monitor Calls Stephens Co. ‘Abnormally Dry’

April 6, 2015

Abnormally dry conditions are back in much of northeast Georgia, including Stephens County. That is according to the latest report from the U.S. Drought Monitor issued last week. This past week, abnormally dry conditions expanded from far north Georgia down across Stephens County. None of the state, though, has moved into full-fledged drought conditions...

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Franklin Co. Woman Attacked By Rabid Cat

April 6, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A Franklin County woman is undergoing treatment after being attacked recently by a rabid cat. According to Franklin County Environmental Health Director Louis Korff, it happened last month at a farm in the Carnesville area. According to Korff the cat had been a family pet and a resident...

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UGA Selling WUGA-TV To Maryland Company

April 3, 2015

The former WNEG-TV station is once again changing hands. Thursday, the University of Georgia announced it had entered into an agreement to sell WUGA-TV, formerly known as WNEG-TV, to Marquee Broadcasting of Brookeville, Maryland for $2.5 million. Marquee Broadcasting also owns WMDT-TV in Salisbury, Maryland. According to the university’s press release, UGA retained Patrick...

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Humane Shelter Looking To Spay/Neuter Stray “Community Cats”

April 3, 2015

The Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter is looking to help control the kitten population by spaying and neutering stray community cats with the help of a grant. Shelter Director Jeff Roberts said a grant from PetSmart Charities is providing 100 percent of the funding for the effort. Roberts said that the shelter is looking for...

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New Hartwell GSP Post Off to Busy Start

April 3, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The commander of the new Hartwell post of the Georgia State Patrol says the new post is already making a difference in the region. Hundreds gathered last month to celebrate the official opening of the new Hartwell Georgia State Patrol Post. That is after Post 52 opened in...

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Toccoa Unveils Historic Plaque

April 3, 2015
Toccoa Unveils Historic Plaque

Toccoa marks another downtown building with a historic plaque. Thursday, city officials gathered on North Sage Street at the Urban Barn and West Realty to dedicate the latest downtown historic plaque. The building was built in 1946 and originally housed Allgood Auto Supply. It has been home to a variety of businesses over the...

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Toccoa Veterans Services Office Closed Until July 1

April 2, 2015

State officials said that the Toccoa office of the Georgia Department of Veterans Services will re-open when the new state budget year starts in July. The office closed last month in what was called a temporary measure. Georgia Department of Veterans Services Spokesman Jon Suggs said a tight budget has affected offices that are...

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GSP Releases Additional Info on Sunday Wreck

April 2, 2015

The Georgia State Patrol has released more information on a serious accident last weekend on the Toccoa By-pass involving a van from Martin Baptist Church. The accident occurred during the noon hour on Sunday. According to the GSP report, a GMC Sierra driven by 29-year-old Jason Christopher Howell of Toccoa was traveling east on...

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