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Cold Start to Week in Region

November 3, 2014

A freeze warning remains in effect for Stephens and surrounding counties through 10 a.m. today. The National Weather Service Office in Greenville-Spartanburg said that cold high pressure will remain in place over the region today. According to the Weather Service, this will keep calm to light winds while skies remain generally clear. For that...

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Lavonia Housing Authority Switching to Section 8 HUD Funding

November 3, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Lavonia Housing Authority is moving to a new funding system from the federal government. Housing Authority Board members met last week to approve the Authority’s plan to move from the Public Housing Program to the HUD Project Based Rental Assistance through the Rental Assistance Demonstration Program, also...

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Toccoa-Stephens Co. Schools Hall of Fame Inducts Five

November 1, 2014

A new class enters the Toccoa-Stephens County Schools Hall of Fame. Prior to Friday night’s football game at the Reservation, five new members were inducted into the Hall as the Class of 2014. The five inductees were Dr. Jeffrey Deal, J.B. Hudgins, Jr., Leonard Sheriff, Ken Spratlin, and Leonard Wheeler. With the addition of...

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Toccoa Costume Parade Winners Announced

October 31, 2014
Toccoa Costume Parade Winners Announced

Winners are in for this year’s Toccoa Main Street Costume Parade. The annual parade took place this morning in downtown Toccoa. This year, the winners are as follows: Age 2 and under First Place – Ariana Shedd for “Jack in Box” Second Place – Henry Moore for “John Deere” Third Place – Shari Brown...

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Early Voting Ends Today

October 31, 2014

Stephens County Registrar Theresa Kelley said today is the last day people can vote early for the November election. “We are here from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.,” said Kelley. “If you do not come in today and vote, you will have to go to the Senior Center on Election Day to cast your...

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Harvest Festival Returns to Toccoa This Weekend

October 31, 2014

Final preparations are underway for this year’s Toccoa Harvest Festival. The 38th annual Toccoa Harvest Festival takes place Saturday and Sunday in downtown Toccoa. Main Street Toccoa Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said the Festival will include more than 125 craft and food vendors, along with much more. “We will be having food vendors from...

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Law Enforcement Stress Halloween Safety

October 31, 2014

Law enforcement are offering tips to make sure this Halloween is a safe one. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said many children will be out trick-or-treating and following some safety advice can ensure children and streets stay safe this Halloween. “Keep your children on the sidewalk and obey all traffic signals,” said Shirley. “Make...

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Fall Back One Hour Saturday Night; Check Smoke Alarms Too

October 31, 2014

Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is urging Georgians to change the batteries in their smoke alarms at the same time they change their clocks back to standard time this weekend. Daylight saving time ends Sunday at 2 a.m., when clocks are set back one hour. Hudgens said the annual change from...

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Toccoa Costume Parade Set For This Morning

October 31, 2014

The 24th annual downtown Toccoa Costume Parade takes place later today. Preschool age children between the ages of two and five are invited to attend and Main Street Toccoa says that area pre-schools will also participate. Main Street Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said that children should begin lining up at 9:45 a.m. at the...

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Stephens Co. Jury Duty Announcement

October 31, 2014

Stephens County Clerk of Court Tim Quick says that jurors who received a summons to report for jury duty in Stephens County on Monday, November 3 do not need to report for the week. Jury duty has been cancelled for the week.

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  • November 14, 2014Holiday Tours at Hardman Farm State Historic Site
  • November 22, 2014Pittard Clinic is partnered with Toccoa Junior Women’s Club for a coat and food drive
  • November 23, 2014 1:00 pmSenior Citizens Dinner and Gospel Concert; Annual Sandra Harbin Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner and The Wen
  • November 24, 2014Revival
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