Stephens Co. to Join New Youth Football League

Stephens County will join a new league for its Recreation Department football next season. Earlier this month, the North Georgia Youth Football Association voted to accept Stephens County and Franklin County for next season. Stephens County Recreation Director Richard Adams updated county commissioners on the switch at their meeting on December 13. He said he is pleased with how everything […]

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Lavonia Man Earns State Board Re-Appointment

A Franklin County resident receives a re-appointment to a state board. This month, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal re-appointed Dr. Reid Lawson to the State Board of Physical Therapy. Lawson is the rehabilitation manager at St. Mary’s Sacred Heart Hospital. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Physical Therapy Association of Georgia. Lawson earned a bachelor’s […]

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Hudgens Unveils Lost Life Insurance Locator

Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens has partnered with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners to announce a free service that will help Georgia consumers in their search to locate a deceased love one’s unclaimed life insurance benefits. The NAIC’s Life Insurance Policy Locator provides nationwide access for assistance with finding life insurance policies and annuities. An estimated $1 billion in […]

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Jamieson To Serve As Toccoa Mayor in 2017

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A long-time local politician will officially take the mayoral reins in Toccoa in 2017. Jeanette Jamieson was unanimously chosen by her fellow Toccoa City Commissioners to serve as Mayor for the next calendar year at Monday’s meeting. Jamieson, a former State Representative and Stephens County Commissioner, is currently in her first term on the city commission. This past year, she […]

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Hellenga Looks Back at 2016

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With Jamieson starting as Mayor in January, outgoing Mayor Evan Hellenga is wrapping up his year leading the commission. Hellenga chaired his final commission meeting of the year as Mayor on Monday. He said serving in the mayor’s seat for the past year was an honor and a privilege. “From the first moment I walked in this room and looked […]

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Toccoa Receives Grant Funds For Equipment

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Toccoa receives grant funds from a statewide organization to assist with buying needed equipment. The Georgia Municipal Association announced on Monday that the city of Toccoa received a Safety Grant check in the amount of $10,000 and a Liability Grant check in the amount of $10,000 for the purchase of an In-Car Camera, Traffic Cones, Signs, Confined Space Equipment, Body […]

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Bella Nails and Spa Holds Ribbon Cutting

A new nail salon opens its doors in Toccoa. Bella Nails and Spa has opened its doors and celebrated Thursday with a Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting. Chris Nguyen is one of the owners of the business. He said that they offer a wide range of services. “We do manicures and pedicures, from basic up to higher pedicures,” said […]

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Clarkesville Police Issue Call For Help in Investigation

Authorities in Habersham County are asking for assistance in a burglary investigation. On its Facebook page, the Clarkesville Police Department said it needs the public’s help in identifying the subjects occupying a vehicle of which authorities have posted a photo. That photo can be seen on our website, wnegradio.com. Clarkesville Police said these individuals are wanted for questioning in reference […]

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