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Ga. DOT Announces Road Work

April 14, 2014
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The Georgia Department of Transportation will be working on two northeast Georgia interstates this week. First, the DOT said a crew will be sealing cracks on Interstate 85 northbound in Franklin County this week. The work will require a lane closure. Weather permitting, crews will start at Exit 160 and work north. Crews are...

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Stephens Co. Commission Candidates Gather At Political Forum

April 11, 2014
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Candidates for Stephens County Commission gather to talk about the issues in advance of next month’s primary election. Thursday, AM 630 WNEG and the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce hosted a political forum at the Schaefer Center in downtown Toccoa. The forum featured the candidates for Posts 1, 4, and 5 on the Stephens...

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Police Announce More Charges in Drug Investigation

April 11, 2014
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Toccoa Police and the Mountain Judicial Circuit N.C.I.S. Drug Team are announcing more charges filed in connection to Wednesday’s “Taking Back Toccoa” operation. Police Chief Tim Jarrell says that police and the N.C.I.S. Team have filed additional charges against one person and new charges against two other people. Jarrell says an additional charge of...

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Wilbros EPD Hearing Set for May 12

April 11, 2014
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The Georgia Office of State Administrative Hearings confirms that a hearing of Wilbros’ appeal of the administrative order issued by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division against the facility will start on May 12. A spokesman for the office says the hearing will take place from May 12 through May 14 in Atlanta. A judge...

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Stephens Easter Egg Hunt Saturday

April 11, 2014
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An Easter tradition takes place once again this weekend in Stephens County. The 31st Annual Stephens County Community Easter Egg Hunt is Saturday at the Rose Lane Ball fields. The hunt will begin at 11:00 a.m. but the Stephens County Recreation Department says that participants should be there around 10:30 a.m. There will be...

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Local Student Heading to Washington

April 11, 2014
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Local Student Heading to Washington

A Toccoa native and Habersham Central High School graduate is one of a group of University of Georgia students that will have a chance to serve as a Congressional Agricultural Fellow this summer in Washington, D.C. UGA Sophomore Michael L. Thompson of Toccoa will be working with 9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins. Thompson...

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Franklin Co. Reports First Rabies Case of Year

April 11, 2014
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By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County’s Environmental Health Director has confirmed that county’s first rabies case of the year. Now, Louis Korff is warning people to stay away from wild animals, especially if they look sick or injured. On Wednesday morning, Korff said he was contacted by a woman who had just...

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Arrest Warrants Issued In Drug Investigation in Toccoa

April 10, 2014
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Arrest Warrants Issued In Drug Investigation in Toccoa

A number of people face drug charges after law enforcement officers visited several hotels in Toccoa Wednesday. The Toccoa Police Department and Mountain Judicial Circuit N.C.I.S. Drug Team, with assistance from the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office and Habersham County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit, began serving several arrest warrants against the individuals Wednesday in an...

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Stephens Co. Commission Candidate Forum Tonight

April 10, 2014
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Voters in Stephens County will have a chance to hear from the candidates for Stephens County Commission later today. AM 630 WNEG and the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce are sponsoring a candidate forum today at 5:30 p.m. at the Schaefer Center in downtown Toccoa. Today’s forum will feature the candidates for Posts 1,...

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Former Franklin Co. Insurance Agent Arrested for Insurance Fraud

April 10, 2014
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A former Franklin County insurance agent faces insurance fraud and other charges after a state investigation. Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens announced the arrest of 34-year-old James Travis Williams on Tuesday. Williams is the former owner and operator of Tri-County Insurance Agency in Royston. Hudgens’ office says Williams was charged with 15 counts of...

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