GBI Investigates Stabbing in Demorest

In Habersham County, agents with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are investigating a stabbing at an apartment in Demorest. Authorities say it happened Monday night. Demorest Police were called to an apartment in the Demorest Court Apartments around 9p. Upon arrival, officers learned that the victim of the stabbing, 18-year old Miguel Axel Pascual, of Mt. Airy, had been transported […]

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Arrest Made in Poplar Springs Shooting Death

Franklin County investigators have arrested a Lavonia man in the case of a man shot and killed in the Gumlog Community. 29-year old Billy Whitworth of Lavonia faces multiple charges in the death of Michael John Ehlers of Poplar Springs. It happened last Friday, April 12, according to Franklin County Sheriff Steve Thomas. “On April 12th 911 requested Franklin County […]

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Toccoa to Celebrate the Red and Blue

The City of Toccoa is joining with other municipalities across the State to “Celebrate the Blue and Red.” Each year the Georgia Municipal Association celebrates Georgia Cities Week as an opportunity to showcase and celebrate cities and the services they provide. This year the theme is, “Georgia’s Cities True Colors” and will be held April 21 – 27. Here in […]

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NWS Storm Team Confirms Tornado Touchdown Sunday in Hart County

The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg confirms a tornado did touch down in Hart County Sunday. Storm investigators with the National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg are in Franklin and Hart counties today checking on damage from Sunday’s two powerful storms. Meteorologist Lauren Carroll tells WNEG News the storm team confirmed the twister touched down near Airline-Goldmine Road in Bowersville and […]

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Shooting Reported in Lake Hartwell Area

Franklin County authorities are investigating a shooting Friday evening near Lake Hartwell. WNEG News has learned it happened around 6:30p near Catfish Lane off  Poplar Springs Road in Lavonia. “We are working what appears to be a white male who has been shot,” Franklin County Sheriff Steve Thomas told WNEG News.  “He was flown to Greenville and is undergoing surgery.” […]

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