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Ga. DOT Announces Temporary Intersection Closures

July 7, 2015

The Georgia Department of Transportation is announcing two more temporary intersection closures along the State Route 17 construction project that will begin next week. Georgia DOT Spokesperson Teri Pope said that part of Fieldcrest Drive and Meadowbrook Drive closest to Highway 17 will be affected. “We know folks are getting used to it,” said...

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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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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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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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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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Clarkesville Company Receives Award Nomination

July 6, 2015

A Clarkesville company receives a nomination for the honor of Manufacturer of the Year. North Georgia Technical College says it nominated Initials, Inc., for the honor of 2015 Manufacturer of the Year in the small business category. In recognition of its high degree of corporate responsibility, economic impact on Georgia, and overall workforce development,...

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Billy Dilworth Passes Away; Services Held Sunday

July 6, 2015

A northeast Georgia broadcasting personality has passed away. Billy Dilworth died Thursday at the age of 80. He hosted the Billy Dilworth Show for more than 20 years on WLET Radio and WNEG TV. Dilworth also worked as a newspaper journalist. Funeral services will be Sunday at 3 p.m. at Allen’s United Methodist Church...

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