New Fireworks Date Announced

The Stephens County Recreation Department has announced a new date for the fireworks display that was postponed earlier this month. Recreation Department Director Richard Adams says that the fireworks will now take place on July 30 at the Rose Lane Recreation Complex. This is after the fireworks were postponed back last Thursday, July 2, due to threat of inclement weather. […]

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Change for Currahee St. Car Dealers

Change has come to two Currahee Street car dealers. Earlier this month, Hayes announced that it was transitioning to a pre-owned lot only at its downtown Toccoa location and would now be known as Hayes of Toccoa. Hayes GM Stan Roberts tells WNEG Radio that the GMC and Cadillac franchises were transferred to the dealer’s Baldwin location. Roberts says that […]

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NGTC Represented at PBL National Convention

North Georgia Technical College representatives place at a national competition. The Phi Beta Lambda national competition was held in Chicago last month and six North Georgia Technical College PBL members from both the Clarkesville Chapter and the Blairsville Chapter traveled to the convention. The Parliamentary Procedures team consisting of Debra Herbert of Lavonia, Susie Berry of Cleveland, Mia Sharpton of […]

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Ga. DOT Announces Temporary Intersection Closures

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 Pope. “We have done it several […]

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Community Remembers Billy Dilworth

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 time working with him on the […]

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July 4th Boating Statistics In

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, the DNR said there were five […]

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AAA Offers Summer Travel Tips

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 most during the summer months. Spokesperson […]

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Banks Co. Homicide Investigation Ongoing

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 check at 1100 block of McDonald […]

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Six Killed on Ga. Highways Over Holiday Weekend

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 were reported by the DeKalb Police […]

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Toccoa Display Featured at GMA Convention

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 International Trade and Convention Center, which […]

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