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Serious accident on Fodder Creek amid icy conditions

The following press release has been issued by Towns County Sheriff’s Office. On January 28, Towns County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to Fodder Creek Road in reference to a single vehicle accident involving an overturned vehicle in the creek.

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Hiawassee man faces drug charges and possession of firearm by convicted felon

The following press release has been issued by Towns County Sheriff’s Office.  All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Appalachian Drug Task Force agents and Towns County Sheriff’s Office deputies served a search warrant

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Posted in GA-Towns County, Regional News

Tri-County Hosts Classes for New Casino Jobs Monday

Beginning Monday, those interested in working for the soon to be built Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Casino and Hotel can attend training classes at Tri-County Community College. The training sessions start Monday and will be held every Monday in February.

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Posted in GA-Fannin County, GA-Gilmer County, GA-Towns County, GA-Union County, NC-Cherokee County, NC-Clay County, NC-Graham County, NC-Macon County, NC-Swain County, Regional News, TN-Monroe County, TN-Polk County

Travel Advisory from Towns County Sheriff’s Office

Towns County Sheriff’s Office deputies have been out since snow started falling today assisting stranded motorists, working wrecks and checking road conditions. They advise citizens not attempt to drive in the current conditions. Some main roads such as 76 may

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Posted in GA-Towns County, Regional News

Lambert named General Manager of new Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Casino

The following press release has been issued by Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort. Lumpy Lambert has been named General Manager of Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Casino & Hotel, effective January 17, 2014 announced Brooks Robinson, Senior Vice President & General Manager of

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Posted in GA-Fannin County, GA-Gilmer County, GA-Towns County, GA-Union County, NC-Cherokee County, NC-Clay County, NC-Graham County, NC-Macon County, NC-Swain County, Regional News, TN-Monroe County, TN-Polk County

Hayesville man charged with Credit Card Fraud

The following press release has been issued by Towns County Sheriff’s Office.  All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. A Hayesville man has been arrested by Towns County Sheriff’s Office in connection with Fraudulent

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Posted in GA-Towns County, NC-Clay County, Regional News

Hayesville woman charged with Theft by Deception and Larceny

The following press release has been issued by the Towns County Sheriff’s Office.  All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Mary Kathleen Maddox, 45, of Hayesville, North Carolina, was charged with Theft by Deception

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Posted in GA-Towns County, NC-Clay County, Regional News

BRMEMC & TVA cancel conservative operations request

Extremely cold temperatures dogged our region overnight, significantly increasing power demands on both BRMEMC and TVA. TVA’s power system set a preliminary all-time peak winter demand record estimated at 33,345 megawatts on Friday morning, January 24 (at 8 am EDT),

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Posted in GA-Fannin County, GA-Gilmer County, GA-Towns County, GA-Union County, NC-Cherokee County, NC-Clay County, NC-Graham County, NC-Macon County, NC-Swain County, TN-Monroe County, TN-Polk County

Another round of closings and delays for Friday

With Friday morning temperatures expected to be in the single digits, many schools in the WKRK coverage area have decided to cancel or delay classes.  Wind chill values are expected to be below zero.  For the complete list, look for

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Posted in GA-Fannin County, GA-Gilmer County, GA-Towns County, GA-Union County, NC-Cherokee County, NC-Clay County, NC-Graham County, NC-Macon County, NC-Swain County, Regional News, TN-Monroe County, TN-Polk County

BRMEMC & TVA seek reductions of nonessential loads

Continued extremely cold temperatures have significantly increased power demand for both BRMEMC and TVA this week, as energy usage since yesterday reached near-record levels for TVA.  TVA’s power system realized a peak demand of over 30,100 megawatts on Wednesday morning,

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Posted in GA-Fannin County, GA-Gilmer County, GA-Towns County, GA-Union County, NC-Cherokee County, NC-Clay County, NC-Graham County, NC-Macon County, NC-Swain County, Regional News, TN-Monroe County, TN-Polk County

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