Nobody Hurt in Friday Night House Fire

August 25, 2014

Toccoa Fire Chief Tommy Ayers said nobody was hurt in a house fire late last week in the city. Ayers said Toccoa fire crews responded to a Julia Lane home on Friday, just after 9 p.m. He said a fire caused heavy damage to the kitchen and attic and smoke damage elsewhere throughout the...

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Toccoa Commission Meeting Today

August 25, 2014

Toccoa City Commissioners are expected to consider changes in the city’s building permit fee structure at their scheduled meeting today. The city commission is scheduled to meet at 5 p.m. today at Toccoa City Hall. Earlier this month, commissioners discussed simplifying the city’s current fee structure for building permits and also lowering the costs...

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Red Cross Seeking Blood Donations

August 25, 2014

As summer comes to a close, the American Red Cross is issuing a call for blood donors. The Red Cross said that through the end of July, it received more than 11,800 additional donations beyond what was expected. Even still, Red Cross Spokesperson Kristin Stancil said the summer months are ones in which the...

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Carlisle Receives Ga. Chiefs Appointment

August 25, 2014
Carlisle Receives Ga. Chiefs Appointment

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Lavonia Police Chief Bruce Carlisle is embarking on a new venture designed to help strengthen law enforcement efforts in multiple North Georgia counties. At the recent Association of Chiefs of Police Conference in Savannah, Carlisle was appointed as a District Representative for District 9 in Georgia. According to...

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Toccoa Man on Navy Sub

August 25, 2014
Toccoa Man on Navy Sub

A 2011 Mountain Education Center High School graduate and Toccoa, Ga. native is serving in the U.S. Navy as part of a crew working aboard one of the world’s most advanced ballistic missile submarines, the USS Alaska (SSBN 732). Petty Officer Harrison Walsch is a missile technician serving aboard the Kings Bay-based boat, one...

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Brush Fire Friday Afternoon

August 25, 2014

A brush fire brought out multiple Stephens County fire departments Friday afternoon. Crews were called out during the 4 p.m. hour to the area of Highway 17 and Hayes-Wilbanks Road for a brush fire. Eastanollee, Martin, and Big Smith volunteer fire departments were all called to the scene, as were crews from the Georgia...

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