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First Confirmed Case of Measles in Georgia

Infant Recently Traveled from Overseas ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is confirming the state’s first reported case of measles since 2012. The infected infant arrived in Atlanta from outside of the U.S. and is being cared

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Posted in GA-Fannin County, GA-Gilmer County, GA-Towns County, GA-Union County, Regional News

Lost Appalachian Trail Hiker Saved from Death

  Dave McBride, WKRK News Union County deputies got a call that a hiker was over­due return­ing from a trek on the Appalachian Trail after vis­it­ing the Trail’s Shel­ter on Neel’s Gap. The miss­ing man’s girl­friend sent offi­cers a smart

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Posted in GA-Union County, Regional News

Thefts occurring in local church parking lots

The following message comes from the Union County, GA Sheriff’s Office: The Union County Sheriff’s Office would like to pass along a warning to the many church members that attend their respective church … not only on Sunday, but anytime

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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

Where WKRK announces School Delays and Closings

Since cold weather is upon us, WKRK wants to make sure you have important weather-related information so that you and your family stay safe. Here is where you can find that info from WKRK: WKRK’s Main Website – www.country.am  (Look

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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

Dollar General armed robbery suspect in custody

The following news release has been issued by Union County Sheriff’s Office.  All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court of law. On December 10 2014 at about 3:40 pm, Blairsville Police Officer and part time Deputy Sheriff

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Posted in GA-Union County, Regional News

Bojangles in Murphy to open Tuesday

Murphy, NC —Eat BO Chicken, LLC will celebrate the opening of Murphy’s new Bojangles’ at 1563 Andrews Road in Murphy on Tuesday, December 2, 2014. “We are thrilled to open a new Bojangles’ restaurant in Murphy and serve residents 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

Five agencies to join the Appalachian Drug Task Force

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) and The Department of Public Safety together with White County Sheriff Neal Walden, Banks County Sheriff Carlton Speed, Lumpkin County Sheriff Stacy Jarrard, Towns County Sheriff Chris Clinton, Rabun County Sheriff Frank Andrews, Habersham

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Posted in GA-Fannin County, GA-Gilmer County, GA-Towns County, GA-Union County, Regional News

WKRK welcomes 2 new faces (and voices)

WKRK asks that you join us in welcoming 2 new interns to our station:  Anthony Evans and Jess Nix. Anthony and Jess both have an interest in broadcasting and will be gaining valuable work experience with WKRK while finishing up

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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

WCU’s fall foliage forecaster says outlook improving for WNC leaf-peepers

The outlook for a bright leaf season is improving, as Western Carolina University fearless fall foliage forecaster Kathy Mathews has updated her prediction about the quality of the annual color show, based on changing conditions in the mountains. “The weather

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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

Shoplifting incident leads to 3 local arrests

The following news release has been issued by Union County Sheriff’s Office.  All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. On September 5th, 2014 at approximately 6:15 pm. Union County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the

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Posted in GA-Fannin County, GA-Union County, NC-Cherokee County, Regional News

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