NGTC Athlete Signs With NCAA School

A North Georgia Technical College athlete signs to play at a higher level. North Georgia Tech Cross Country runner Cale Pirtle is moving up from the National Junior College Athletic Association to the NCAA after signing his letter of intent to run the 2014-2015 Cross Country and Track and Field seasons at Clayton State University. Competing for North Georgia Technical […]

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Fire Thursday in Stephens Co.

A fire Thursday brought out crews from two states. Departments from both Stephens County and Oconee County, South Carolina both responded to a structure fire Thursday afternoon in Stephens County. The fire was called out just before 3 p.m. Thursday and occurred on Estathoe Circle.  That is on the shores of Lake Hartwell in Stephens County. Initial reports indicate there were […]

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Wilbros Written Order Released by Judge

After finding the Wilbros facility in contempt of court and issuing a verbal order in an attempt to stop the odors, Judge Robert Adamson’s written order is out and provides more details on how he will determine whether or not Wilbros is in compliance with his order. Judge Adamson issued the official written order Wednesday that expands on his verbal […]

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Artist John Kollock Remembered

Northeast Georgia is remembering a well-known artist and author who passed away earlier this week. John Kollock of Clarkesville passed away on Monday. Debra Hartley with the Currahee Artists’ Guild said that Kollock was a large part of the art world in northeast Georgia. “He was an art historian,” said Hartley.  “He took wonderful historic locations and painted them and […]

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Lavonia Main Street Program Recognized

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The City of Lavonia is being honored by the State once again for its Main Street Program. Recently, the Georgia Department of Community Affairs’ Office of Downtown Development awarded Lavonia for having the greatest volunteer support among Main Street programs across the state. Lavonia Downtown Development Authority Executive Director Marie Morse said many of […]

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SCSO Arrests Two After Searching Long Circle Residence

Two people face drug charges after Stephens County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a Toccoa residence last weekend. This week, Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said his office has arrested 18-year-old Whitleigh Sharee Swinton of Toccoa and taken warrants against 27-year-old Jamal Marcus Brown of Toccoa in connection to the incident. Swinton is charged with Trafficking Cocaine and Felony Possession […]

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Investigation Into Clarkesville Square Fire Ongoing

Investigators have still not figured out what caused last week’s major fire on the Square in downtown Clarkesville. The fire took place during the overnight hours of Wednesday into Thursday last week, causing heavy damage to a number of buildings. State investigators were on the scene last week collecting samples to send off for further analysis. Georgia Insurance and Safety […]

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