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Reviving My Dashed Dream — By Tommy Purser

I received in the mail last week a magazine from Toccoa entitled “Living on Main Street — A Visitor’s Guide To Main Street Toccoa.” One of the first things you see is a group of some 100 people behind a banner for Main Street Toccoa.


Georgia food stamp recipients will get March benefits in two parts

The 1.6 million Georgia residents who receive food stamps will get their benefits in two parts next month. Georgia’s Division of Family and Children Services announced the change to the normal timing of food stamp distribution as a way to make sure recipients won’t have to wait too long between gett


Basketball: Previews of second-round state tournament matchups

Records, rankings, seedings: North is 24-4, ranked No. 8 in Class 7A and the No. 1 seed from Region 5-7A; Duluth is 14-12, unranked in Class 7A and the No. 2 seed from Region 6-7A.


Sheriff: Georgia firefighter stole from burning home

COWETA COUNTY, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - Deputies in Coweta County have arrested a firefighter after they say he went into a burning house to steal from the homeowner. According to the Coweta County deputy's report, fire crews were called to a home on Cannon Road in Sharpsburg, Georgia the night of Jan.


THC Found in Valentine's Day Food That Caused 28 Georgia Students to Be Hospitalized

Investigators have detected THC in food samples taken from Sandtown Middle School in Atlanta, after more than two dozen students were hospitalized on Valentine’s Day because food they ate left them feeling ill.


Three Georgia residents busted for theft in Bartholomew Co.

COLUMBUS, Ind. – The Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office has three people in custody pending further investigation and the possibility of forthcoming additional charges. All three suspects are from Georgia.


Florida Georgia Line's Tyler Hubbard Learns Sex of Upcoming Baby in 'Ellen Show' Surprise

Florida Georgia Line member Tyler Hubbard and his wife, Hayley, recently announced that they are expecting their second child, and on Thursday, Ellen DeGeneres helped the couple find out whether they'll be welcoming a boy or a girl.


Alert White County deputy makes drug bust

CLEVELAND, Ga. — An alert White County Sheriff’s Office deputy noticed a car turn onto Daybreak Road and turn off its lights during the pre-dawn hours today. That action heightened the deputies suspicion, especially because it was dark and raining the time and visibility was poor.


JUST IN: New flood watch issued for parts of north Georgia

ATLANTA - If you're ready for an end to this rain -- you're going to have to wait a few more days. Light showers will continue throughout the day and more waves of rain will move through this evening and into tomorrow, with a focus over the north Georgia mountains.


Lawmaker seek tax break for Georgia songwriters

ATLANTA — Georgia lawmakers are pitching a tax break for songwriters, in an effort to jump start the state’s music industry. Some officials think it’s a natural fit with the state’s thriving moviemaking industry.


Georgia woman, 79, reportedly shoots at suspected home intruder: 'I got something for you'

A 79-year-old homeowner in Georgia reportedly fired off two shots during an attempted home invasion earlier this month. The actions taken by the unidentified woman to ward off the intruder before responders could arrive at her residence on Feb. 12 were captured on her 911 call, ABC News reported Wed


School bus safety law goes into effect in Georgia

A new law regarding school bus safety in Georgia went into effect recently, after Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed Senate Bill 25. Reversing a law change made last year, the new law requires drivers to stop for a school bus when no physical barrier, including a dirt median, a concrete median or some o


JUST IN: Lightning strikes spark 7 fires in Habersham County overnight, official says

Fire crews stayed busy in Habersham County overnight as lightning strikes set several structures on fire. Chad Black, the director of the county’s emergency agency, said lightning is believed to be the cause of seven structure fires overnight Wednesday when a storm moved through the area.


Seneca woman faces embezzlement charges, SLED says

OCONEE COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) - South Carolina Law Enforcement Division said a Seneca woman was arrested for embezzling funds from the Oconee County Solid Waste Department. SLED said Bobbi Jo Miller, 38, was working as the office manager at the Oconee County Solid Waste Department between Oct. 19, 2018


Distracted Georgia Teen Driver Faces 9 Charges After Fatally Hitting 2 Women and a Newborn

A Georgia teen accused of fatally hitting three people, including an infant, as they crossed a street, will go to trial after a judge ruled against several defense motions. Zoe Reardon, 18, has been charged with nine misdemeanors, including second-degree vehicular homicide and distracted driving, fo


Judge sentences Cleveland man to life plus 35 years for 2016 murder

CLEVELAND – A Cleveland man has been sentenced to life in prison plus 35 years for his part in the murder and armed robbery of a White County man back in 2016. A White County jury Tuesday afternoon returned the verdict against 30-year-old Fredrick Sauder. Sauder, along with Justin Edward Davis, was


3 charged after numerous car break-ins in Anderson & Oconee Co.

ANDERSON CO., SC (WSPA) - Three people have been arrested after a string of car break-ins in Anderson and Oconee Counties. The Anderson County Sheriff's Office says detectives became aware of multiple automobile break-ins on January 29 that appeared to be related.


Lightning may have caused fire that destroyed Lake Keowee home

OCONEE Co., S.C. (WSPA) -- A home on Lake Keowee was destroyed in an early-morning fire on Thursday. Keowee Ebenezer Fire Chief Troy McCurry said it’s suspected lightning caused the fire, but the cause remains under investigation.


Widow of North Georgia dog trainer wanted on animal cruelty charges

The wife of a northwest Georgia man who killed himself after being arrested on animal cruelty charges is now facing charges of her own, authorities said Wednesday. Dalton police have a warrant for the arrest of Morgan Kinder, 26, in a case related to her late husband, spokesman Bruce Frazier said We


Portion of US 123 closed in Oconee County after water main break washed away part of roadway

WESTMINSTER , SC (FOX Carolina) – Oconee County Emergency Services said a section of US 123 is closed in Westminster Thursday after the roadway was washed out. Officials said a water main broke past Tabor Road and eroded part of the asphalt.