Public’s Help Sought in Burglary at Yonah Dam

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help to identify a burglary suspect at Yonah Dam. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley tells WNEG News it happened between February 4th and 5th. He said surveillance cameras captured a man who broke into the Yonah Hydroelectric Dam and made off with various tools that were inside the facility. Yonah […]

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Collins Introduces Legislation to Lower Prescription Drug Costs

Rep. Doug Collins has reintroduced key legislation aimed at lowering the cost of prescription medication and increasing transparency in the drug pricing process. Introduction of this legislation comes after President Trump called on Congress to directly address the rising cost of prescription drugs during his State of the Union address. H.R. 1035, the Prescription Drug Price Transparency Act, requires greater […]

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City Commission Proclaims February 15 as Arbor Day

Toccoa City Commissioners have approved a proclamation designating Friday, February 15 as Arbor Day in Toccoa. Hosted by Toccoa Main Street, Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said a tree planting ceremony is scheduled downtown Friday morning. “Every year we try to do something special; especially with children so they can be part of the Urban Forest initiative,” Crosby said. “This year, […]

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Judge Sets Date for Third Special Election, Orders Erwin to Vacate Seat

Senior Superior Court Judge David Sweat has set April 9th as the date for a third Special Election and has ordered Representative Chris Erwin to immediately vacate his seat. Judge Sweat issued his written ruling Friday afternoon. “The Special Election in which Respondent Chris Erwin was certified the winner is hereby declared invalid,” Judge Sweat wrote. “Having been sworn into […]

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