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Train Day Saturday in Toccoa

May 10, 2013
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Toccoa will again celebrate National Train Day this weekend. This year’s National Train Day festivities will take place Saturday in downtown Toccoa at the historic train depot. Toccoa Main Street Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said everything will get started when the Amtrak Crescent arrives at its scheduled time of 6:15 a.m. “We hope a...

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Liberty Elementary Archery Team at National Competition

May 10, 2013
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A group of Stephens County elementary school students are in Kentucky competing in a national event. Liberty Elementary School’s archery team has traveled to Louisville, Kentucky for the National Archery in the Schools National Tournament today and Saturday. There, Liberty Elementary’s team of fourth and fifth graders will compete against teams from across the...

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Indians Into State Baseball Quarters With Sweep

May 10, 2013
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The Stephens County Indian baseball team has advanced to the quarterfinals of the state AAAA baseball playoffs. The Indians won their 21st and 22nd games of the year, sweeping Northwest Whitfield in a second-round doubleheader Thursday in Tunnel Hill, Ga. In the first game, senior Austin Lord scattered six hits and struck out eight...

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NGTC Instructor Runner-Up for Rick Perkins Award

May 10, 2013
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North Georgia Technical College Math Instructor Leslie McFarlin of Carnesville is the first runner up for the Technical College System of Georgia’s Rick Perkins Instructor of the Year for 2013. McFarlin follows behind Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s Troy Peco who won the award. The announcement was made at a banquet in Atlanta last month...

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Stephens Co. Schools Do Well On Initial CCRPI

May 9, 2013
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Stephens County schools come in above the state averages as Georgia releases the first edition of its new College and Career Ready Performance Index. The state’s Department of Education released the initial CCRPI results this week. According to Stephens County School Superintendent Sherrie Whiten, the CCRPI replaces Adequate Yearly Progress as the state’s mechanism...

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Petreaus Joins Camp Toccoa at Currahee Board

May 9, 2013
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The man who once led U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan is signing up for a new mission that involves Stephens County. Retired general and former CIA Director David Petreaus has agreed to join the “Camp Toccoa at Currahee” board. The “Camp Toccoa at Currahee” project is an effort to preserve and develop the...

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Vehicle Break-In Leads to Two Arrests

May 9, 2013
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Two people will face charges in two counties after an alleged vehicle break-in leads to their arrest. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said it started when deputies responded to First Alliance Church in Toccoa Sunday in reference to a purse that was stolen from a vehicle. Shirley said deputies were able to get a...

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Manhunt in Hart Co. Leads to Arrest of Seneca, SC Couple

May 9, 2013
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By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A Seneca, South Carolina couple is behind bars in Hart County after a massive manhunt Tuesday afternoon spearheaded by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms. Hart County Sheriff Mike Cleveland said his office received notice from the ATF’s Macon office that 29-year old Brandon Wayne Arnold and...

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Corps Says Savannah Drought Operations Over

May 9, 2013
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Officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Thursday afternoon they are ending drought operations on Lakes Hartwell, Russell, and Thurmond. According to the Corps, Lake Hartwell reached 658 feet above mean sea level on April 29 and Lake Thurmond reached 328 feet above mean sea level on Tuesday. Officials said that once...

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Police Release Details in Weekend Shooting Deaths in Toccoa

May 8, 2013
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Police in Toccoa are releasing details of what happened in an Arcadia Drive home over the weekend that resulted in two deaths. Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell said that officers were called to a residence late Saturday morning in reference to the discovery of two deceased individuals. “Upon our arrival, we were directed to...

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