Wild Weather Wednesday Over

A drier day is expected today after a wild Wednesday on the weather front. It started during the morning hours with rapidly rising temperatures followed by a tornado warning in northwestern Stephens County just after 8 a.m. The warning lasted for less than 30 minutes and there were no reported tornado touchdowns in the area, according to information from the […]

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John Kollock Tribute Event Approaching

The ticket deadline is Saturday for a tribute to John Kollock to take place in Habersham County next month. The event itself is March 5 at noon at the Commons Building on the campus of Piedmont College in Demorest. It is the Friends of the Clarkesville Library’s annual Book and Author Luncheon and this year it is presented by Emory […]

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School System Annual Report Presented

Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey uses his annual school system report to focus on what’s possible and what’s next. Dorsey delivered this year’s annual report on Tuesday at the Gate Cottage on the campus of Toccoa Falls College. During the report, Dorsey talked about a number of the highlights of the last year in the school system, ranging from […]

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Sheriff Issues Clarification Regarding Murder Victim Identity

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office has issued a clarification regarding the name of the murder victim in Sunday’s fatal shooting on Patrick Lane. Originally, Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley identified the victim as 41-year-old Richard Gary Bump of 11 Patrick Lane. Tuesday night, Shirley notified WNEG News that the Bump name was an alias and that the victim’s other name […]

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School System To Pursue Loans for Roof Project, Other Maintenance Work

The Stephens County School System is authorizing its newly re-instated Schools Building Authority to seek out loan packages of up to $4 million for school improvements. At a called meeting on Monday, the Stephens County Board of Education unanimously authorized the resolution that gives the Stephens County Schools Building Authority permission to do that. According to Stephens County School Superintendent […]

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