Toccoa to Celebrate Train Day Saturday

Tomorrow, May 11, Toccoa will honor the role trains, and the local train station, has played in the community’s history as the city celebrates Toccoa Train Day. The day-long event kicks off at sunrise when the southbound Amtrak Crescent Line pulls into the historic train depot at 6:45 a.m. The Depot, estimated to have been built in 1915, is located […]

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Updates On I-85 Pursuits/Crashes Yesterday

Two incidents on Interstate 85 near Lavonia yesterday injured several individuals and closed down the interstate for an extended period of time.  First, Two people were injured after a high-speed chase on Interstate 85 Northbound. According to incident details reported by GSP Post 52’s Sgt. J.R. Dean. at approximately 11:45 a.m., Troopers from Post 52 (Hartwell) were requested by the […]

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SCHOOL/ELECTIONS UPDATES REGARDING POWER OUTAGES

According to Stephens County Schools Transportation Director Bradley Collins, All Stephens County Schools are Closed Today due to power outages.   NOTICE FROM STEPHENS COUNTY ELECTION SUPERVISOR BRUCE CARLISLE: VOTING WILL TAKE PLACE ON NORMAL SCHEDULE TODAY Carlisle told WNEG News that, despite the courthouse and downtown Toccoa being without power this morning, voting will still begin at 8 a.m. […]

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Tornado Watch in Effect Through 4 a.m.

Hazardous Weather Outlook National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC 1121 PM EDT Wed May 8 2024 GAZ010-017-018-026-028-029-NCZ051-052-058-059-062>064-SCZ010-011-101- 102-104-105-100330- Rabun-Habersham-Stephens-Franklin-Hart-Elbert-Swain-Haywood-Graham- Northern Jackson-Macon-Southern Jackson-Transylvania-Anderson- Abbeville-Oconee Mountains-Pickens Mountains-Greater Oconee- Greater Pickens- 1121 PM EDT Wed May 8 2024 …TORNADO WATCH 214 IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM EDT THURSDAY… This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for northeast Georgia, western North Carolina and upstate South Carolina. .DAY […]

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Red Cross offers safety, preparedness advice during ‘Hurricane Preparedness Week’

The 2024 hurricane season is on the horizon and the American Red Cross urges everyone to make their preparations now.  “The American Red Cross is taking this year’s forecast for an above average hurricane season very seriously,” said Allison Taylor, Regional CEO of Humanitarian Services, Red Cross North Carolina region. “The American Red Cross works closely with local, state, and […]

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