No progress reported in Hester’s death

More than two months have passed and law enforcement officials seem to be no closer to solving the death of 28-year-old Amber Brittany Hester than when the case first began. A check with Nelly Miles, Public Relations Officer for the Georgia Bureau of Investigation did not produce any new information. WLHR News inquired about the cause of death, whether the […]

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Toccoa man arrested after attempt to escape on bicycle

A Toccoa man chose a less-than-effective getaway vehicle in an attempt to elude police last week. According to Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley, on Aug. 3, investigators with the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office were in the area of Rumsey Avenue when they observed a male subject, later identified as 39-year-old John Matthew Williams of Toccoa, riding a bicycle. As Williams […]

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New overseas market opens up for U.S. poultry growers

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, an expanding poultry market overseas could be good news for Georgia poultry farmers. In Washington, an enthusiastic Gary Crawford talks about the breakthrough in Morocco. “Classic entertainers Bing Crosby and Bob Hope on the road to Morocco, a road that until recently was blocked as far as U.S. poultry products were concerned, but […]

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Hart County Board of Commissioners to meet at 5:30 p.m.

The Hart County Board of Commissioners will meet tonight at 5:30 p.m. at the Hart County Emergency Services and Administative Building in Hartwell. After the usual preliminaries, commissioners will: hear remarks by invited guests, committees and authorities; receive reports by constitutional officers and department heads; receive the county administrator’s report; receive the chairman’s report and financial report. Commissioners will then […]

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City of Royston meets tonight at 6:30 p.m.

The Royston mayor and council will meet tonight at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall for their regularly scheduled meeting. After the usual preliminaries, council members will hear a report from Main Street Director Michael Crump. Under new business, council members will: discuss a resolution to pay off previous water debt with high interest rates; discuss fire registration policies; balance the […]

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