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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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Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner Held

November 25, 2013
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Some area residents take the opportunity to get a head start on the Thanksgiving holiday. The annual Sandra Wheeler Harbin Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner and Wendell Jackson Sherman Memorial Gospel Concert took place Sunday at the Toccoa-Stephens County Boys and Girls Club on Whitman Street in Toccoa. Randolph Sherman is an organizer of the event. He...

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Stephens Co. Jury Duty Announcement

November 22, 2013
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Stephens County Clerk of Court Tim Quick said Friday that all those who received a juror summons or a witness subpoena to appear in Stephens County State Court on Monday, November 25, do not need to report next week. All cases have been settled.

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Nobody Hurt in Wednesday Fire

November 22, 2013
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Nobody was hurt in a fire Wednesday night on Robin Place in Toccoa. Toccoa Fire Chief Tommy Ayers said that fire crews responded to a Housing Authority unit on Robin Place just before 9 p.m. Wednesday for a structure fire. Ayers said the crews were able to contain the fire to a single dwelling,...

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Stephens Co. Hospital Love Light Campaign Underway

November 22, 2013
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This year’s Love Light campaign is underway at Stephens County Hospital. Love Light is the annual fundraising campaign organized by the Stephens County Hospital Auxiliary. This year also marks the first year of the merging between the Hospital Auxiliary and the Stephens County Hospital Foundation. Foundation Director Pamela Jones said that while fundraising for...

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BeeSMART Held at SCHS, NGTC Team Wins

November 22, 2013
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BeeSMART Held at SCHS, NGTC Team Wins

An annual spelling and trivia competition raises money for the cause of literacy. The annual “BeeSMART” spelling and trivia bee took place Thursday night at the TugalooCenter for the Performing Arts at Stephens County High School. The winning team this year was the North Georgia Technical College team of Carolyn Adams, Alex Bladowski, and...

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Truckers for Kids Run Set for Dec. 7

November 22, 2013
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The date is set for this year’s “Truckers for Kids” toy run in Stephens County. The annual “Truckers for Kids” toy run will take place on December 7. Gates will open at 1 p.m. at StephensCountyHigh School for people to go and see the trucks get ready for the run.  There is no cost...

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