Investigation into Death of Infant Closing

The Mountain Judicial Circuit District Attorney said it is closing the investigation surrounding the unfortunate and sad death of an infant last October. District Attorney George R. Christian issued a release on Friday announcing that the results of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation autopsy revealed that the noted cause of death from the autopsy of infant Lamar Joseph Robinson was […]

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Cornelia Bank Robber Identified

A suspect has been identified and warrants have been issued for the suspect identified in Wednesday afternoon’s bank robbery in Cornelia. According to Cornelia Police Chief Chad Smith the suspect has been identified as Michael Anthony Gordon, 47, from White County. Active warrants have been issued in Hall County on Gordon for robbing the United Community Bank in Clermont earlier […]

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Dam Dog Walk in Hartwell this Saturday

Just a reminder, if you’re into keeping fit and have a dog, you might want to pencil in this year’s annual Dam Dog Walk in Hartwell. It takes place Saturday and runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Big Oaks Recreation area in Hartwell. The Dam Dog walk involves walking with your pooch from the Big Oaks Recreation […]

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Visitors Touring Toccoa for Spring Ramble

Don’t be alarmed if you see some strangers wandering through downtown Toccoa and around neighborhoods this weekend. They are visitors to Toccoa taking part in this year’s Spring Ramble. Sponsored by the Georgia Trust for Preservation, this year visitors will be touring more than 50 historic homes and sites in Toccoa, Gainesville and Clarkesville over the weekend. Toccoa Main Street, […]

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National Prescription Take Back Day this Weekend

Local law enforcement agencies across Northeast Georgia will be participating in this year’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day this weekend.  On Saturday, the public can find a nearby collection site to get rid their unwanted prescriptions.  One of those sites Saturday will be at the Stephens County Jail, but you can also bring them to the Sheriff’s office Monday-Friday […]

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Banks County Deputy Shot

Authorities are still searching for a man that shot a Sheriff’s Deputy in Banks County yesterday afternoon. According to Sergeant Carissa McFaddin with the Banks County Sheriffs Office at around 4:12 P.M. Wednesday afternoon Banks County deputies responded to a report of an armed robbery in progress at the Atlanta Dragway. While deputies were en route to the scene, the […]

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Clayton Man Arrested for Drug Trafficking

In Rabun County, a Clayton man is behind bars charged with drug trafficking. On Monday, the Rabun County Sheriff’s Office, Clayton Police Department, and agents with the Appalachian  Regional Drug Enforcement Office arrested 54-year-old Tracy Louis Williams of Clayton. ARDEO spokesman Mitchell Posey told WNEG News that a two-month undercover investigation led to a search warrant on Williams’ residence where […]

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Georgia’s Seasonally-Adjusted Unemployment Rate Drops

Georgia’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 5.1 percent in March, down from 5.3 percent in February.  State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said that’s the lowest the rate has been since December 2007, the beginning of the Great Recession.  Butler said job growth outpaced the average February-to-March increase of 9,300 for the previous three years.  Job gains were made in professional […]

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