Blood Connection CEO Retiring

July 26, 2013

The leader of a blood bank that collects blood in Stephens and surrounding counties throughout the region will retire at the end of the year. Blood Connection President and CEO Greg Hart announced recently that he will retire after more than 15 years leading the organization. The Blood Connection recruits donors and collects blood...

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Stephens Co. Approves SPLOST VI Agreement; Avalon Included

July 25, 2013

Stephens County Commissioners officially set the SPLOST VI vote for this November. County commissioners unanimously approved both the SPLOST VI resolution and the SPLOST VI intergovernmental agreement with the cities of Toccoa, Martin, and Avalon at their meeting on Tuesday. The final intergovernmental agreement does include Avalon, which means that the town located next...

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New Court Date for Crump, Adams

July 25, 2013

A court document on file in federal court indicates that a judge has set another new trial date for the two Toccoa men charged in an alleged plot to attack the U.S. government. The document, filed on July 15, states that Samuel J. Crump and Ray H. Adams, both of Toccoa, are now set...

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MERGE Program Again A Success in Toccoa

July 25, 2013

Volunteers from across the state of Georgia are back in their communities after spending time last week in Toccoa with local volunteers on a community improvement effort. The annual MERGE Program took place last week in Stephens County. The Georgia Baptist Convention organizes MERGE. Youth Ministries Specialist Doug Couch said MERGE is a program...

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Little League Update

July 25, 2013

The Toccoa 11 and 12-year-old Little League baseball All-Stars wrap up play in the state tournament with two losses. In the completion of a game that was postponed for rain Tuesday, Toccoa lost to Newton County 4-3 Wednesday morning. Newton County tied the game with a two-run home run, then won it on a...

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Another Lottery Winner in Toccoa

July 25, 2013

Toccoa sees its second large lottery winner in a matter of weeks. The Georgia Lottery said that 66-year-old Patricia Jackson has won a $400,000 top prize on the “$400,000 Bonanza” instant game. She claimed her prize recently at the Georgia Lottery District Office in Duluth. Jackson purchased the winning ticket at a South Big...

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