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Local Vets Hear About “Huddle Up For Heroes”

December 6, 2012

Local veterans hear from a young man in northeast Georgia who is doing his part to help soldiers overseas. 12-year-old Christopher Edwards of Royston is the founder of the “Huddle up for Heroes” program and was the guest speaker at the monthly veterans’ coffee at the historic train depot in downtown Toccoa. He said...

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Search for Police Chief Continues in Toccoa

December 6, 2012

The city of Toccoa continues to move forward on its search for a police chief. Toccoa City Manager Mike Jackson says that the city received about 45 applicants for the position. Jackson says the city is working to narrow it down to about seven applicants. He says those seven or so applicants will then...

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Rabun Co. Arrests One on Murder Charge

December 6, 2012

By Craig Salmon, WRBN Radio, Clayton One person is in custody in Rabun County on murder charges. According to Investigator Gerald Johnson with the Rabun County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a shooting at a residence on McCrackin Road just after 5 a.m. Wednesday and discovered the body of 21-year-old James Eugene Close Jr....

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Stephens Co. Hospital Foundation Participating in Georgia Gives Day

December 6, 2012

The Stephens County Hospital Foundation says it is participating in the inaugural “Georgia Gives Day” today. The Georgia Center for Nonprofits has announced that today is the inaugural Georgia Gives Day. According to officials, the purpose of Georgia Gives Day is to bring the state together as one community, to raise as much money...

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OSHA Fines Norfolk Southern

December 6, 2012

Norfolk Southern Railway must pay more than $288,000 for violations of whistleblower protection provisions of the Federal Railroad Safety Act. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced last week that it had found that Norfolk Southern Railway Co. committed such violations. OSHA says that an investigation revealed that a Norfolk...

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Building Inspections Informational Event Saturday in Stephens Co.

December 5, 2012

A free event this Saturday is designed to help further acquaint the public to Stephens County’s Building Inspections Department. The Stephens County Board of Commissioners and the Building Inspections Department is presenting an Introduction to Building Inspections and Contractor Appreciation Day on Saturday at the Stephens County Senior Center on Rose Lane in Toccoa...

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Still Time to Get Flu Shot, Officials Report

December 5, 2012

With the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reporting that flu activity has increased in Georgia and many Southern states, health officials are reminding people that it is not too late to get a flu shot. The Open Arms Clinic in Toccoa said it is offering free flu shots this Thursday, as well as...

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Authorities Closer to I-85 Crash Victim Identity

December 5, 2012

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Authorities in Franklin County are one step closer to identifying the driver of an 18-wheeler, burned beyond recognition Friday evening when his truck overturned on Interstate 85. The accident happened Friday at about 5:30 p.m. near Exit 164 southbound on I-85 in Carnesville. Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas...

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EPD Says It Is Still Reviewing Wilbros Consent Order Comments

December 5, 2012

A spokesperson for the Georgia Environmental Protection Division says the agency is continuing to review comments made by the public on the proposed consent order with Wilbros. The public comment period for the proposed consent order closed two weeks ago. EPD Spokesman Kevin Chambers said that the agency does not have a timeline at...

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100 Percent Pass Rate for NGTC Medical Assisting Students on Exam

December 5, 2012

North Georgia Technical College has announced that the school’s 2011 Medical Assisting students achieved a 100 percent pass rate on the exam. The credential represents a medical assistant who has been certified by the Certifying Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants. According to school officials, there were 33 students who were eligible...

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