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Three Killed in I-85 Wreck in Jackson Co.

April 6, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Three people are confirmed dead after a wreck this morning on Interstate 85 in Jackson County. It happened on I-85 Southbound at about 7:30 a.m. near Exit 147 in Commerce. At of 11 a.m., troopers were still working the scene. However, the Georgia State Patrol Gainesville Post says...

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Pond Street Bridge Closed

April 6, 2015
Pond Street Bridge Closed

The city of Toccoa has had to close the Pond Street bridge in downtown until further notice. City officials made the announcement Friday as the bridge over the Norfolk Southern railroad was shut down. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said the bridge was closed at the request of the Georgia Department of Transportation. “DOT...

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‘A Taste of Toccoa’ Is A Month Away

April 6, 2015

The city of Toccoa is gearing up for an annual Spring tradition downtown. It’s the 25th annual “A Taste of Toccoa” and it is coming up on Saturday, May 2. This year, the event is changing to a Saturday during the day instead of on a Thursday evening. Toccoa Main Street Events Coordinator Sharon...

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Stephens Co. Shut Out By North Oconee

April 6, 2015

A strong performance from North Oconee freshman Kumar Rocker on the mound sends the Indians to defeat in Region 8-AAAA baseball play. Rocker threw five no-hit innings and North Oconee made an early run hold up in a 1-0 win over Stephens County Friday night at the Reservation. Stephens County got two hits in...

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Accident on Toccoa By-pass Sunday

April 6, 2015
Accident on Toccoa By-pass Sunday

Authorities responded to an accident Sunday on the Toccoa By-pass. The accident occurred at the intersection of Highway 106 and the Toccoa By-pass. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley says that one person was life flighted to Northeast Georgia Medical Center.

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Drought Monitor Calls Stephens Co. ‘Abnormally Dry’

April 6, 2015

Abnormally dry conditions are back in much of northeast Georgia, including Stephens County. That is according to the latest report from the U.S. Drought Monitor issued last week. This past week, abnormally dry conditions expanded from far north Georgia down across Stephens County. None of the state, though, has moved into full-fledged drought conditions...

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Franklin Co. Woman Attacked By Rabid Cat

April 6, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A Franklin County woman is undergoing treatment after being attacked recently by a rabid cat. According to Franklin County Environmental Health Director Louis Korff, it happened last month at a farm in the Carnesville area. According to Korff the cat had been a family pet and a resident...

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UGA Selling WUGA-TV To Maryland Company

April 3, 2015

The former WNEG-TV station is once again changing hands. Thursday, the University of Georgia announced it had entered into an agreement to sell WUGA-TV, formerly known as WNEG-TV, to Marquee Broadcasting of Brookeville, Maryland for $2.5 million. Marquee Broadcasting also owns WMDT-TV in Salisbury, Maryland. According to the university’s press release, UGA retained Patrick...

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Humane Shelter Looking To Spay/Neuter Stray “Community Cats”

April 3, 2015

The Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter is looking to help control the kitten population by spaying and neutering stray community cats with the help of a grant. Shelter Director Jeff Roberts said a grant from PetSmart Charities is providing 100 percent of the funding for the effort. Roberts said that the shelter is looking for...

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Two SCHS Student-Athletes Sign

April 3, 2015
Two SCHS Student-Athletes Sign

Two Stephens County High School student-athletes will continue their athletic careers at the next level. Thursday, Isaiah Mighell and Stephanie Collier both signed to play college sports in ceremonies at the media center at Stephens County High School. Mighell signed to play football at the University of the Cumberlands in Kentucky, a NAIA school....

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