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

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

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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GDOT Urging Safety On Roads for Labor Day Holiday Weekend

The Georgia Department of Transportation is doing its part to try to help ease congestion statewide this Labor Day travel holiday. Georgia DOT Spokesperson Katie Strickland said that with heavy traffic expected, the Department is once again suspending construction-related lane closures on interstate highways and heavily traveled state routes over the holiday weekend. “To ease some of the congestion we […]

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Six Arrested for Drugs in White Co. Wednesday

Six northeast Georgia residents were arrested when authorities served a search warrant in White County Wednesday. The Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office said it and the Cleveland Police Department served a search warrant at an apartment Wednesday. Authorities said agents found and seized about 20 grams of suspected methamphetamine valued at about $2,200, about 10 grams of suspected heroin valued […]

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Lady Indians Open Region 8-AAAA Volleyball Schedule

Stephens County High School volleyball drops two matches to start Region 8-AAAA play. On Tuesday, Stephens County traveled to Jefferson for the first matches on the region schedule against Madison County and host Jefferson. First, the Lady Indians dropped a hard fought three-set match to Madison County, winning the first set, 25-15, before dropping the second and third sets, 25-15 […]

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Fall Sports Underway at TFC

Fall sports season is underway at Toccoa Falls College. Men’s soccer, women’s soccer, and volleyball all started this past week. First on the volleyball court, Toccoa Falls split a pair of matches. First, they lost to Johnson and Wales University, 3 sets to none, on Thursday. Then on Saturday, they swept Johnson University, 3 sets to none. Moving to soccer, […]

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