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Towns County wreck claims life of Hiawassee man

A 23-year-old Hiawassee man died Tuesday morning when his truck left the road and struck a tree on Ga. 288 (Sunnyside Road) in Towns County. The Georgia State Patrol said Trenton Wayne Whidden’s 1998 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck was traveling east on Ga. 288 near Gibson Hill when the driver failed to maintain lane, crossed the centerline, left the road and traveled down an embankment.
TOWNS COUNTY, GA
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Boyfriend of Collier’s daughter denies involvement in death of Athens mom

Andrew Giegerich is the boyfriend of Amanda Bearden, who is the daughter of Athens murder victim Debbie Collier: Giegerich says he and Bearden were not involved in the death of the 59 year-old Collier. Collier’s nude and partially burned body was found September 11 in Habersham County, the day after her husband in Athens had reported her missing.
ATHENS, GA
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Driver escapes injury when chicken feed truck overturns on GA 365

Traffic was temporarily stalled on GA 365 in Mt.Airy late Wednesday when an 18-wheeler hauling chicken feed overturned. Habersham County E-911 dispatched first responders to the scene around 10:36 p.m. A 911 caller reported the truck was “on its side and was leaking.”. According to the Georgia State Patrol,...
HABERSHAM COUNTY, GA
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Bicyclist struck, injured by vehicle near Walgreens in Toccoa

A Toccoa man was injured when his bicycle was struck by a vehicle as he attempted to cross Collins Road near Walgreens in Toccoa Wednesday night. Timothy Powers, 44, was charged with failure to yield after he attempted to cross Collins Road with his bicycle and was struck by a Ford Explorer that turned onto Collins Road from Big A Road, according to the Georgia State Patrol.
TOCCOA, GA
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Town to look into old AMC as rental housing

During a short and productive monthly Town of Franklin Council meeting held Monday, Oct. 3, a proclamation of October as Colonial Heritage Month was approved unanimously. . The proclamation states in part that “…National Colonial Heritage Month recalls the first courageous settlers who arrived in America and who influenced much of the direction and formation of our country.”
FRANKLIN, NC

Investigators release 911 audio in Collier case

Investigators in the Habersham County Sheriff’s Office have released audio of the 911 call made by the family of Debbie Collier. Collier is the 59 year-old Athens woman who was reported missing on September 10; her body was found the next day, naked and partially burned, in woods near Tallulah Falls.
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Firearm Safety Classes Full

(Cleveland)- White County Sheriff Rick Kelley reports that the two Firearm Safety Classes that his office offered to the community are now full. Classes are scheduled for October 14th and 21st. The day-long classes will include both classroom and firing range instruction. Participants will be required to supply their own...
WHITE COUNTY, GA
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Issues with 911 calls in northeast Georgia resolved

STEPHENS COUNTY, Ga. - Issues plaguing some Verizon customers in northeast Georgia, Alabama, and North Carolina trying to connect using 911 this week appears to be resolved. Verizon says customers in Stephens County and others states had delays connecting to a 911 operator. The company says even with those issues,...
STEPHENS COUNTY, GA
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T-SPLOST town hall elicits strong opinions for and against penny-on-the-dollar tax

It was a small, but intense crowd that showed up Monday evening for the fourth in a series of town hall meetings on Habersham County’s transportation special purpose local option sales tax. Opponents called into question several aspects of the initiative, including cost and timing, while supporters insisted the county has “kicked the can” on roads “down the road” for too long.
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Arrests for October 6, 2022

The Macon County Sheriff’s Department, Franklin Police Department or Jackson County Sheriff’s Department made the following arrests September 24 – October 2. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Macon County Sheriff’s Department. September 27. Gerald Flint Taylor, was charged with...
MACON COUNTY, NC
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Update: Missing Macon man found, transported for treatment, authorities say

MACON COUNTY, N.C. (WLOS) — UPDATE. Macon County authorities say Chester Stanley has been located by first responders and has been transported to a local hospital for treatment. ______________________. Macon County authorities are asking for help locating a missing elderly man with dementia. Authorities say 86-year-old Chester Stanley was...
MACON COUNTY, NC
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Lady Indians secure regular season region title with tri-match sweep

The Lady Indians, currently ranked #5 in Class 1A DI, made quick work of both opponents in the first TFS home match since September 12. The result was a pair of 2-0 wins to secure the top spot atop the region heading into next week’s 8-A DI tournament. The regular season region championship is the first in school history for the volleyball team.
ATHENS, GA
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