Toccoa teen faces charges after-two county chase

By Rob Moore, AccesWDUN The Georgia State Patrol has released details of the Thursday-night vehicle pursuit of a Toccoa teen that began in Habersham County and was ended by a GSP trooper in Toccoa. A Habersham County Sheriff’s Office deputy was in an active pursuit of a 2001 Acura 3.5 RL on Ga. 365 northbound and entered Stephens County, according […]

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Hart EMC loses 120 years of experience

When a company has a long-time employee retire, it usually means there are some pretty big shoes to fill. If that company loses two long-time employees at the same time, it’s doubly difficult. Hart EMC is quadrupling the effect as four employees with over 20-years of experience with the company will retire at the first part of next week. Angie […]

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Seneca man faces assault and battery charges –both high and aggravated

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office, in South Carolina, recently issued a press release regarding an arrest made on a Seneca man on multiple charges, including assault and battery ­– high and aggravated. The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office arrested 30-year-old Cody Brandon Herring of Stoney Road, over the Christmas Holiday. Herring was booked into the Oconee County Detention Center around 2:58 […]

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Stickland goes to trial in January

Barring any delays or continuations, local businessman and former Franklin County Commissioner David Strickland will go to trial to face charges of felony theft by deception and exploitation of an elderly person on Jan. 22, 2018. The case will be heard by the Franklin County Superior Court. Strickland was indicted in early December 2016 by a Franklin County Grand Jury. […]

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Review of 2017: City grants

Continuing this week’s Year in Review, the City of Toccoa received $1.8 million in grant funds for a variety of projects. The largest project which was the completion of the Veteran Memorial Parkway using $1.3 million of the grant funds. City Financial Director Becky Bohannon told WNEG News about the projects that were completed because of the grants received. Bohannon […]

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A review of 2017: city events

As 2017 wraps up, and we begin to approach a new year it’s a good opportunity to take a look at this past year. In 2017, there was an increase in foot traffic and visitors in the City of Toccoa. With over 81,000 local and visiting patrons attending the 100 plus events held in the downtown area. Main Street Toccoa’s […]

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Year in Review: criminal charges

Continuing the week with Year in Review, two high-profile murder cases made their way through the courts in 2017 but it will likely be 2018 before either goes to trial. 2017 began with the re-indictment of Marqkeela Lawain Hill of Douglasville in the 2016 Tomas Colbert murder, adding more charges. And they also indicted a second individual in that case, […]

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Traffic-related deaths numbers are in for Christmas 2017

Traffic-related deaths over the Christmas holiday weekend were higher this year than last year, according to the Georgia State Patrol. As of 6p Tuesday evening, GSP reported 13 deaths on Georgia roadways. Fatalities were reported in Blue Ridge, Monroe, Milledgeville, Athens, Cherokee, Paulding and Floyd counties, but none were reported in Stephens, Franklin or surrounding counties in Northeast Georgia. However, […]

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End of year gas prices

The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in Georgia held steady over the past week, coming in at $2.24 per gallon on Monday, Christmas day. While prices in Georgia were static for the week, they’re 6.7 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and 9.4 cents per gallon lower than a month ago, […]

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Carter named President and CEO of St. Mary’s

St. Mary’s Health Care Systems has named a new President and CEO to replace Don McCenna, who resigned in November to take a position in Jupiter, Florida. Mark Ralston, Public Affairs Director for St. Mary’s announces the new top official. “St Mary’s Health Care System has a new President and CEO. He’s Montez Carter.” Carter has been with St. Mary’s […]

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