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Savannah Lane Abandonment on Hold

November 26, 2013
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The Toccoa City Commission puts a hold on abandoning a local side street. Monday, Toccoa City Commissioners voted to table the second reading of the abandonment of Savannah Lane and part of an adjacent alley. Two weeks ago, commissioners voted 2 to 1 in favor of the abandonment, which has been requested by the...

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SCSO Arrests Two for Thefts

November 26, 2013
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Two people face charges in two states after investigators discovered stolen vehicles last week in South Carolina. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that on Friday, investigators from the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office worked with the Oconee County, South Carolina Sheriff’s Office on an investigation into stolen vehicles. “Investigators, while looking into some vehicles...

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SCSO Investigating Shooting Incident

November 26, 2013
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The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office said it is investigating a shooting incident Monday in Stephens County. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said it occurred Monday in the Shorewood area of the county. Shirley said a woman suffered a single gunshot wound to the abdomen and was lifeflighted to Anderson Medical Center. We’ll have more...

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Stephens Co. Commission Meets Today

November 26, 2013
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Stephens County Commissioners will hold a regularly scheduled meeting later today. The county commission will meet at 5:30 p.m. today in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. County commissioners will start with a work session to discuss items listed on the business meeting agenda. Immediately following the conclusion...

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DOT Starting Road Work in Franklin Co.

November 26, 2013
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Work is underway on a resurfacing project in Franklin County. The Georgia Department of Transportation said work was set to start last week on State Route 59 and the State Route 77 Connector in Franklin County. E.R. Snell Contracting of Snellville is resurfacing nearly seven miles of State Route 59 from Brown Road to...

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Police Blotter

November 26, 2013
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A Nub Garland Road resident is reporting a theft to the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office. A report on file stated that a deputy responded to a Nub Garland Road home on Saturday, where a man told the Sheriff’s Office that about $460 worth of items were stolen. The report does not specify what was...

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Amtrak Crescent Derails Overnight in S. Carolina

November 25, 2013
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The Amtrak Crescent train derailed overnight in South Carolina. WSPA-TV in Spartanburg, South Carolina reported Monday that it occurred around midnight Monday in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Amtrak officials told WSPA that there were no serious injuries, but that a few  people were taken to the hospital. The train was heading northbound from New Orleans...

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Man Receives Probation in 2011 Fatal Wreck

November 25, 2013
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A Toccoa man receives probation after pleading no contest to a charge in connection to a fatal wreck in 2011. Reed Lawrence LeCroy of Toccoa pleaded no contest to one charge of misdemeanor vehicular homicide in the second degree last week in Stephens County State Court. He received 12 months probation. LeCroy, who was...

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Toccoa Commission Meeting Today

November 25, 2013
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Toccoa City Commissioners are scheduled to finalize a decision to abandon Savannah Lane and a portion of an adjacent alley at a meeting later today. City Commissioners will meet at 5 p.m. today at ToccoaCity Hall for a regularly scheduled meeting. The city commission voted at its last meeting to abandon the small road...

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Lavonia Police Dept. Wins SUV

November 25, 2013
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The Lavonia Police Department has a new vehicle on patrol.  Lavonia Police Chief Bruce Carlisle announced last week, his department won a 2013 Chevy Tahoe while attending the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety awards banquet in Macon. “The Lavonia Police Department has participated in the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety Governor’s Safety Challenge for the...

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