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Community Remembers Billy Dilworth

July 7, 2015

A community remembers a northeast Georgia broadcasting legend. Billy Dilworth passed away last week at the age of 80 and was laid to rest Sunday. He hosted “The Billy Dilworth Show” for over 20 years on WLET Radio and WNEG-TV. One of his long-time co-hosts was Michelle Austin. She said she had a wonderful...

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Little League Update

July 7, 2015

The Toccoa Junior League baseball All-Stars remain alive in the district tournament. Toccoa beat Rabun by a 14-3 score in an elimination bracket game Monday in Demorest. Ben Hobbs scored three runs and had two RBIs for Toccoa, while Ty Kellar scored three runs and Jackson Dean added two RBIs. On the mound, Mason...

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July 4th Boating Statistics In

July 7, 2015

State Department of Natural Resources law enforcement officers are reporting some final numbers for the holiday weekend. According to the DNR, there were 11 boating incidents statewide with eight injuries, but no boating fatalities for the holiday period. That Fourth of July holiday period went from 12:01 a.m. Friday until 11:59 p.m. Sunday. However,...

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TFC Baseball Coach Leaving

July 7, 2015

Toccoa Falls College will be on the hunt for a new baseball coach. Montreat College in Montreat, North Carolina, which is just east of Asheville, has announced that Justin Pollock will be the school’s new head baseball coach. Pollock has been the head coach at Toccoa Falls College for the last 11 seasons. In...

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AAA Offers Summer Travel Tips

July 6, 2015

Even though the busy Fourth of July holiday travel weekend is past, there is still plenty of time to take that summer road trip. With that in mind, AAA is offering a number of tips for those getting ready to still hit the highways over the coming weeks. AAA said that Americans drive the...

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Banks Co. Homicide Investigation Ongoing

July 6, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia More information is expected this week in the homicide investigation of a body found last Thursday in Banks County. Banks County Sheriff Carlton Speed said his officers discovered the body after being called to a home in Homer early Thursday morning. “Authorities were dispatched to conduct a welfare...

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Six Killed on Ga. Highways Over Holiday Weekend

July 6, 2015

The Georgia Department of Public Safety is reporting that there were six traffic fatalities on Georgia highways this holiday weekend. None of those traffic fatalities was in the northeast Georgia area. This year’s Fourth of July holiday travel period started at 6 p.m. Thursday and went through midnight Sunday. Three of the traffic fatalities...

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Toccoa Display Featured at GMA Convention

July 6, 2015

Toccoa is one of twelve Georgia cities to have local art initiatives recognized by the Georgia Municipal Association. The Schaefer Center facade renovation was recognized during the GMA’s 2015 convention in Savannah last month. Each of the 12 cities involved had their art initiative displayed on a 4 by 8 sign in the Savannah...

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Little League Update

July 6, 2015

Toccoa drops two games in the opening day of the second day of Little League District 7 All-Star play in northeast Georgia. The Little League and Junior League baseball tournaments opened Sunday in Habersham County. First in Little League baseball, Hart beat Toccoa 8-3. After Hart jumped to a 2-0 lead in the top...

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Lavonia Native One of First 10 St. Mary’s Internal Medicine Residents

July 6, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia St. Mary’s Health Care System, officially welcomes its first class of Internal Medicine residents and one of them is a native of Lavonia. The 10 residents, who began orientation on June 24, officially began work Tuesday at St. Mary’s in Athens. St. Mary’s spokesman Mark Ralston says the...

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