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AMTRAK Train Kills Pedestrian in Alto, Report Says

November 5, 2013

Reports indicate that the AMTRAK   Crescent line may have been involved in a fatal accident involving a pedestrian in northeast Georgia Monday night. A report on Accessnorthga.com states that a northbound AMTRAK passenger train struck and killed an individual Monday night in the Alto area. The Crescent travels northbound between Atlanta and Toccoa...

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Update: SR 17 at Exit 173 in Lavonia Back Open; Police Directing Traffic

November 4, 2013
Update: SR 17 at Exit 173 in Lavonia Back Open; Police Directing Traffic

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Lanes on State Highway 17 at Exit 173 are now open, but Georgia Department of Transportation crews continue to work to repair and re-hang the traffic lights that were taken out early this morning in a one-vehicle wreck.  The intersection in front of the McDonalds’ at Exit 173...

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Manufacturing Summit at NGTC

November 4, 2013

Local industries and school system officials meet with the Technical College System of Georgia and others to talk about the workforce in Georgia. A meeting on that topic took place last week at North Georgia Technical College in Clarkesville and included representatives from Stephens, Franklin, and Habersham counties, among others. Technical College System of...

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Toccoa Holds Harvest Festival

November 4, 2013
Toccoa Holds Harvest Festival

Another Toccoa Harvest Festival wraps up. The 37th annual festival took place Saturday and Sunday in downtown Toccoa. Main Street Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said it went well. “This year, we have had a really good turnout,” said Crosby.  “A lot of people on how many people were here.  We are thankful for everybody...

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Toccoa Man Charged After Chase in Franklin Co.

November 4, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A Toccoa man faces multiple charges after a high-speed chase on I-85 and through FranklinCounty. Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Chief Investigator Jimmy LeCroy said last Wednesday morning, Franklin County deputies reported noticing a Silver Chevy pick up parked illegally on Interstate 85 next to another vehicle. LeCroy said...

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Missing Man Found Safe

November 4, 2013

A Toccoa man reported missing has been found safe, according to authorities. Police said that Bobby Terrell Payne had been last seen at his residence on Pine Street in Toccoa on September 30. Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell said on Saturday evening that Payne was found safe at a hospital in Atlanta.

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Indians Ground Eagles 30-14, Control Playoff Destiny

November 4, 2013

Stephens County stays alive in the Region 8-AAAA playoff race. The Indians fell behind in the first quarter, but came back in the second quarter to take the lead for good in a 30-14 win over Eastside in Covington Friday night. Head Coach Travis Noland said the Indians did a great job in putting...

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Habersham Man Charged in Gas Pump Fire

November 4, 2013

Fire Investigators with Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens’ office said an arrest warrant has been issued for a Habersham County man who caused a fire at a gas station which severely injured his wife. Austin Dawkins, 37, of 6827 Highway 197 North  Clarksville, Ga., will be charged with one count of reckless...

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Toccoa Hosting Harvest Festival this Weekend

November 1, 2013

Toccoa will host its annual Harvest Festival this weekend. The 37th annual Toccoa Harvest Festival takes place Saturday and Sunday in downtown Toccoa. Organizers said that the festival will include more than 160 craft and food vendors this year. As always, the emphasis is on homemade, handmade, home baked, or home grown items at...

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Early voting Ends Today

November 1, 2013

Time is running out in order to vote early for this November’s election. Stephens County Registrar Theresa Kelley said today is the final day for early voting in StephensCounty prior to Election Day on Tuesday. “They need to come see us before 5 p.m. today,” said Kelley.  “They need to remember to bring a...

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