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Political Forums Being Rebroadcast Later Today

April 28, 2014

Area voters can hear from the candidates themselves again tonight on AM 630 WNEG and wnegradio.com. We will be re-broadcasting the candidate forums held earlier this month for Stephens County Commission, Stephens County Board of Education, 28th District State House, and 9th District U.S. House of Representatives. Our re-broadcast will begin at 5:30 p.m....

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Mobile Job Training Unit in Habersham Co. Today

April 28, 2014

A mobile job training unit will make its way to Habersham County today. The Georgia Mountains Regional Commission Workforce Development Mobile Training Unit will be at the Habersham County-Clarkesville Library on East Green Street in Clarkesville today. The unit will be there from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mobile Training Unit Instructor Micah Thomas...

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Two Found Guilty in Lavonia Credit Union Robbery

April 28, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Two Franklin County men charged in the 2011 armed robbery of the Lavonia Branch of North Georgia Credit Union, have been found guilty in U.S. District Court in Athens. Last Monday, a jury handed down guilty verdicts for 46-year old Orlando Brock of Lavonia and 43-year old Walter...

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Authorities Investigating Suspicious Device in Toccoa

April 27, 2014

Authorities in Stephens County are investigating to try to find out where a suspicious device found in Toccoa came from Friday. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that on Friday, deputies from his office responded to an unspecified location in the area of Tugalo Street in Toccoa in reference to a report of a...

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Eastanollee Solar Panels Up and Running for Ga. Power

April 25, 2014
Eastanollee Solar Panels Up and Running for Ga. Power

Solar panels installed on land owned by the Stephens County Development Authority are up and running. The solar panels are located in the area of Turner and Wolf Pit roads. Development Authority Executive Director Tim Martin said that the panels were turned on and began producing 700 kilowatts of electricity to send to the...

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Martin Spring Festival Saturday

April 25, 2014

Downtown Martin will host its annual Spring Festival this weekend. The fourth annual Martin Spring Festival is set to take place Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jeraldine Hayes helps to organize the festival each year. She said they are looking to great weather and a great day with lots of things for...

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Taste of Toccoa Goes Well

April 25, 2014

Organizers are counting up the tokens from this year’s “A Taste of Toccoa.” The 24th annual event took place Thursday night in downtown Toccoa. A large crowd turned out on what was a great evening weather-wise to enjoy food from local restaurants and caterers, as well as entertainment and children’s activities. The Toccoa Main...

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All Clear After Banks Co. Suspicious Package

April 25, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Authorities in Banks County are searching for the person who left a suspicious package in a Starbucks’ parking lot. Banks County Sheriff’s Office Spokesperson Carissa McFaddin said it happened Thursday morning at the Starbucks in Banks Crossing at Exit 149 off of Interstate 85. McFaddin said the manager...

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Investigation Into Hart Co. Murder-Suicide Continues

April 25, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The investigation continues into the murder suicide two weeks ago that began at the Froh’s Restaurant in Hart County and left three people dead. On Wednesday, Northern Judicial District Attorney Parks White confirmed agents with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation continue to look into the case. “The GBI...

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Stephens Co. Unemployment Drops in March

April 25, 2014

The March figures from the Georgia Department of Labor indicate a drop in the Stephens County unemployment rate. Those figures were released earlier this week. They put Stephens County’s preliminary March unemployment rate at 6.4 percent. That is four-tenths of a percentage point lower than the revised February rate of 6.8 percent and 1.6...

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