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Main Route to Gatlinburg, TN “Wiped” Out

January 22, 2013
Main Route to Gatlinburg, TN “Wiped” Out

A landslide possibly triggered by heavy rains last week has severed the main route across the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and it could be a while before that section of U.S. 441 reopens, said Park Officials. Park officials estimated the slide to involve a 300-foot section of road extending 1,000 feet down slope and…

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NE GA Dodges Winter Storm Bullet

January 18, 2013

So the big snow didn’t come to north Georgia last night. Forecasters say the moisture squeezed out just in time to miss the freezing temperatures. The only trouble overnight was the occasional patch of black ice. Teri Pope with the Georgia DOT has no complaints. “It has been a mild winter by the fact we…

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Governor Deal Delivers State of the State Address

January 18, 2013

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal delivered his State of the State Address to the citizens and to the Georgia Legislature as well. In his speech, the Governor said he wanted more funds to go towards the HOPE Scholarship program. “Today I am happy to say that my budget will increase the HOPE Scholarship by 3% over…

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Person of Interest in Ratliff Shooting Death

January 18, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Investigators in the shooting death of the co-owner of FPS Industries LLC are closer to making an arrest. That’s according to Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas. 32-year old Keith Ratliff, was found shot to death at his business on Hayes Road on January 3, 2013.  His body was…

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State Rep. Tom McCall on Start of 2013 Session

January 18, 2013

The Georgia General Assembly’s first session of 2013 ends today following Governor Deal’s State of the State Address. District 33 Representative Tom McCall says one of the first things discussed this time of year is the budget. He says that only a handful of agencies make up the majority of the budget. “There are only…

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Abbeville County Sheriff Indicted on Misconduct in Office Charge

January 18, 2013

Abbeville County Sheriff Charles Goodwin has been indicted by the South Carolina State Grand Jury. Sheriff Goodwin resigned from his position Monday evening. South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson says that Goodwin has been charged with one count of misconduct in office. In the indictment, it sites that Goodwin allegedly demanded and received cash “kickbacks”…

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GA High School Students Named to US Senate Youth Program

January 18, 2013

Two Georgia high school students have been selected as delegates for the 51st annual United States Senate Youth Program. Sens. Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson announced Tuesday that Eric Beeler of Johns Creek and Caitlin Felt of Elberton were chosen to be part of the 104 student delegates nationwide in the program this year. They…

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Happy Birthday David Stephens

January 17, 2013
Happy Birthday David Stephens

News Director David Stephens gets “Stringed” by the staff for his birthday.

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Chance for Snow Not as High as Yesterday, Still a Possibility However

January 17, 2013

The chance for snow isn’t as high as it was yesterday for northeast Georgia, but there is still some hope for some winter weather. State Climatologist and Meteorologist Bill Murphey says that northwest Georgia should begin to see some snow fall this afternoon, and he says it should work its way across the state pretty…

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Elbert County’s DeltAlert System Test Shows Positive Results

January 17, 2013

The Elbert County Emergency Management Agency recently conducted a test of its new DeltAlert system. “Our test for our emergency notification system went extremely well”, said Almond. “We had 6,185 contacts in our system, and we were able to contact 4,981 which is 81% of the contacts that were in our system.” Elbert County EMS…

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