Identity of Weekend Accident Fatality Released

September 5, 2013
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Authorities have released the name of the person killed in a fatal accident over the weekend in Toccoa. According to Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell, the accident occurred at 10:20 a.m. Saturday in the Wal-Mart parking lot, near the Verizon retailer. Jarrell said a 2011 Kia Optima driven by 67-year-old Patricia Wheeler Smith of...

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Franklin Co. To Give Water Tank to Danielsville

September 5, 2013
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By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County plans to give at least one of two aging water tanks to the City of Danielsville in Madison County. At their recent work session, the board heard from Danielsville Mayor Todd Higdon who said the city is in need of extra storage capacity because of an...

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Toccoa Commissioners Fire Mike Jackson, Former City Manager Morse in Line to Return

September 4, 2013
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Toccoa City Commissioners fire City Manager Mike Jackson and are looking to the past for his replacement. At a special called meeting this morning, city commissioners unanimously voted to terminate Jackson as city manager and announced the commission would vote on hiring former Toccoa City Manager, and current Franklin County Manager, Billy Morse, at...

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Morse “Interested” in Toccoa Job, No Final Decision Yet

September 4, 2013
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Franklin County Manager Billy Morse said Tuesday he has not made any decision about coming back to his old job as City Manager of Toccoa, but adds he is considering it. Morse confirmed Tuesday afternoon that Toccoa City Commissioners had reached out to him. “We are talking at this point in time,” said Morse. ...

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Local Church Holding First Responder Appreciation Event

September 4, 2013
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A local church is holding an event next week on September 11 to show appreciation for the emergency personnel and law enforcement of Toccoa and Stephens County. The Pointe Church is holding a meal and recognition event next Wednesday in honor of the Sheriff’s Office, Toccoa Police Department, EMS, Stephens County Rescue Unit, Toccoa...

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Martin Baptist Church Hosting Food Distribution Today

September 4, 2013
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A food giveaway will take place later today in Martin. The Martin Baptist Church, in partnership with the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia, will distribute free food to all qualifying residents of the Martin area of Stephens and Franklin Counties today from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm at the church’s gymnasium. Organizers said the...

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