Cornelia Bank Robber Identified

A suspect has been identified and warrants have been issued for the suspect identified in Wednesday afternoon’s bank robbery in Cornelia. According to Cornelia Police Chief Chad Smith the suspect has been identified as Michael Anthony Gordon, 47, from White County. Active warrants have been issued in Hall County on Gordon for robbing the United Community Bank in Clermont earlier […]

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Dam Dog Walk in Hartwell this Saturday

Just a reminder, if you’re into keeping fit and have a dog, you might want to pencil in this year’s annual Dam Dog Walk in Hartwell. It takes place Saturday and runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Big Oaks Recreation area in Hartwell. The Dam Dog walk involves walking with your pooch from the Big Oaks Recreation […]

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Visitors Touring Toccoa for Spring Ramble

Don’t be alarmed if you see some strangers wandering through downtown Toccoa and around neighborhoods this weekend. They are visitors to Toccoa taking part in this year’s Spring Ramble. Sponsored by the Georgia Trust for Preservation, this year visitors will be touring more than 50 historic homes and sites in Toccoa, Gainesville and Clarkesville over the weekend. Toccoa Main Street, […]

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National Prescription Take Back Day this Weekend

Local law enforcement agencies across Northeast Georgia will be participating in this year’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day this weekend.  On Saturday, the public can find a nearby collection site to get rid their unwanted prescriptions.  One of those sites Saturday will be at the Stephens County Jail, but you can also bring them to the Sheriff’s office Monday-Friday […]

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Clayton Man Arrested for Drug Trafficking

In Rabun County, a Clayton man is behind bars charged with drug trafficking. On Monday, the Rabun County Sheriff’s Office, Clayton Police Department, and agents with the Appalachian  Regional Drug Enforcement Office arrested 54-year-old Tracy Louis Williams of Clayton. ARDEO spokesman Mitchell Posey told WNEG News that a two-month undercover investigation led to a search warrant on Williams’ residence where […]

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Georgia’s Seasonally-Adjusted Unemployment Rate Drops

Georgia’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 5.1 percent in March, down from 5.3 percent in February.  State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said that’s the lowest the rate has been since December 2007, the beginning of the Great Recession.  Butler said job growth outpaced the average February-to-March increase of 9,300 for the previous three years.  Job gains were made in professional […]

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City of Toccoa to Hold Public Hearings Next Month

The City of Toccoa will be holding public hearings next month to get input on the Fiscal 2018 budget. City Manager Billy Morse said the budget for the next fiscal year is complete except for the public hearings.  Toccoa’s new fiscal year begins July 1. According to Morse, the fiscal 2018 budget is just over $34-million dollars. That’s smaller than […]

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Nominations for 2017 NGTC Alumni Awards Now Being Accepted

Nominations for the 2017 North Georgia Technical College Alumni Awards are now being accepted. The following will be presented at the Annual Awards Luncheon on Saturday, June 10, beginning at 11:30 a.m. in the Clarkesville Campus Dining Hall Annex. Young Alumni – Must have graduated from NGTC within the last five years and made outstanding contributions in his/her profession and/or […]

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