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Mother, Daughter Killed in Weekend Hart Co. Wreck

January 6, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A weekend accident in Hart County claims the life of a young mother and her two-year old daughter. Georgia State Patrol Hartwell Post Commander Sergeant Al Whitworth said it happened at about 5 p.m. on Sunday on State Route 51, just west of Hartwell. “Vehicle 1, a 1999...

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Heavy Rain Causes Sanitary Sewer Spill in Toccoa

January 5, 2015

2015 is off to a wet start in Stephens County. Weekend rains starting Friday and continuing through Sunday dumped more than 3.3 inches of rain on downtown Toccoa. According to city officials, that heavy rain was to blame for a sanitary sewer spill near the Ward Creek Liftstation. City officials said that city personnel...

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Fry Looks Back at 2014 for City of Toccoa

January 5, 2015

Toccoa Mayor Gail Fry looks back at 2014. WNEG spoke with Fry about the last 12 months recently. She said the city accomplished a lot in the last year. According to Fry, one of the biggest accomplishments was renovating and re-opening the city swimming pool on Doyle Street. Fry said another major effort that...

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13 Killed on Ga. Highways Over New Year’s Travel Holiday

January 5, 2015

The Georgia Department of Public Safety says 13 people were killed on Georgia highways over the New Year’s holiday travel weekend. The 102-hour New Year’s travel period began at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, New Year’s Eve, and ran through midnight, Sunday, January 4. Out of those 13 fatalities, the Georgia State Patrol investigated 10...

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Scam Report in Stephens Co.

January 5, 2015

Another scam appears to be making the rounds in Stephens County and northeast Georgia. Stephens County Clerk of Court Tim Quick said he received word of an attempted scam recently. Quick said the scam involves someone calling and pretending to be from the Internal Revenue Service. “Somebody is calling and saying they are from...

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Corps Offers Cold Water Safety Tips

January 5, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Most of us think of boating and being out on the water as a summer time activity, but there are those die-hard anglers and others who still get out on the lake during the cold winter months. With that in mind, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers warns...

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Scarborough Looks Back at 2014

January 2, 2015

Stephens County Commission Chairman Dean Scarborough looks back at 2014. WNEG spoke with Scarborough this week about the last 12 months. He said he feels the county had a lot of positive things take place last year. “It seems like everything is turning around,” said Scarborough. “We may have bottomed out and are now...

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2014 Drier Than 2013 In Downtown Toccoa

January 2, 2015

A look at the final rainfall numbers for downtown Toccoa in 2014 shows that while it lagged way behind 2013, it was not far off when compared to the years before that. Downtown Toccoa received 47.96 inches of rain during the last 12 months. That is more than 35 inches less than 2013, when...

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New GSP Post Opens in NE Ga.

January 2, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia As the new year begins, a new Georgia State Patrol post opens in northeast Georgia. The long awaited Post 52 in the Gateway II Industrial Park in Hart County opened Thursday. The Georgia State Patrol had been searching for a couple of years for a suitable location for...

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BBB Offers Tips for Getting Rid of Holiday Boxes Safely

January 2, 2015

With the holidays coming to a close and all of the gifts unwrapped, the boxes remain and in some cases, those boxes are sitting out by the curb. The Better Business Bureau said those boxes out by the curb can act as an advertisement for those who might be looking to a rob a...

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