One Injured in Easy St. Accident

One person is injured after an accident Thursday in Stephens County. The accident occurred just before 12:30 p.m. on Easy Street, off of U.S. Highway 123 in Stephens County. According to the Toccoa post of the Georgia State Patrol, 82-year-old Jefferson Wilbur Minchew of Toccoa was driving a 2004 Chevy Tahoe south on Easy Street negotiating a curve when he […]

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Local Govt. Offices Announce Labor Day Schedule

Local government offices are announcing their schedules for the Labor Day holiday. Both Stephens County government offices and Toccoa City Hall will be closed on Monday in observance of Labor Day. In the city of Toccoa, routes for garbage and recycling scheduled to be picked up on Monday will be picked up on Tuesday instead. Commercial garbage will be picked […]

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Accident On U.S. 123 Between Westminster, Toccoa

By Dick Mangrum, WGOG Radio, Walhalla An overturned poultry truck accident has blocked a section of the main highway between Westminster, South Carolina and the Georgia line. South Carolina state troopers say the accident on U.S. Highway 123 at Hopewell Church Road in Oconee County shortly before 5 a.m. today resulted in injuries. The injured has been identified as the […]

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Sprint Cars Visiting Lavonia Tonight

Lavonia Speedway is hosting a busy night of racing tonight. Tonight, the United Sprint Car Series stops at Lavonia Speedway as part of its “Salute to American Labor.” USCS Founder and President Pete Walton said tonight’s race kicks off a three-race Labor Day weekend for the series. He said it should be an exciting night of sprint car racing. “If […]

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Dove Season Starts Saturday

Dove hunting season starts in Georgia this weekend. The official opening statewide is noon on Saturday. According to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Resources Division, the official 2016-2017 dove seasons are September 3 through 18, October 8 through 28, and November 24 through January 15. Shooting hours are noon until sunset on opening day, Saturday, and one-half hour […]

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Six Charged in Jail Contraband Investigation

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Six people face charges in connection to allegations of smuggling contraband into the Stephens County Jail. According to Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley, his office recently wrapped up a three-week long investigation into people conspiring to get contraband into the jail. Shirley said that deputies received reports from citizens and inmates alike about a group of people who were arranging […]

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Butterworth Speaks to Toccoa Rotary Club

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The head of Georgia’s Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency, more commonly known as GEMA, stops in Toccoa. Jim Butterworth spoke on Tuesday to the Toccoa Rotary Club at its weekly meeting on the campus of Toccoa Falls College about his agency and its role in the operations of state government. Butterworth said while most people associate his agency with […]

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