November 15, 2013 12:00 AM

Ripping defeat from the jaws of success

On an early April 25, 2010, morning, a fire sparked by lightning struck Twiggs County’s library. The building was a total loss as were the 15,000 books inside. That could have been the end of the story, but the community came together and Nov. 5, 2013, three days after the city of Jeffersonville held its Harvest Day Festival, Sandra Deal, Georgia’s first lady, cut the ribbon on a new 6,700-square-foot, $1.29 million facility paid for by the state and insurance proceeds.

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