Peace Officer Memorial Day Today

Law enforcement locally and around the nation are marking Peace Officer Memorial Day today. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that in commemoration of Peace Officer Memorial Day today, the flag at the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office will be lowered to half staff today. Shirley said he asks those in the area with flags that can be lowered to half […]

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TFC Commencement This Weekend

Toccoa Falls College will hold its Spring Commencement this weekend on campus. Commencement is set for 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Grace Chapel and Performing Arts Center on the TFC campus. 118 students are graduating in the Class of 2015 at Toccoa Falls College. This year’s commencement speaker is Dr. Gary D. Chapman. He is currently the Senior Associate Pastor at […]

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Collins Votes to Stop EPA From What He Calls a “Land Grab”

9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins, calling proposed Environmental Protection Agency regulations a “land grab,” voted recently for a House bill to prevent the agency from expanding its power under the Clean Water Act. Collins said that the Regulatory Integrity Protection Act of 2015 would require the EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers to withdraw their proposal to regulate […]

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NGTC, Life Univ. Re-affirm Articulation Agreement

Representatives from North Georgia Technical College (NGTC) and Life University met on Thursday, April 30, 2015, to reaffirm the articulation agreement outlined by the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG). The system-wide articulation between TCSG and Life University is designed to create a smooth transition from one institution to another for students in undergraduate business programs. Through the agreement, NGTC […]

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Turkish Company Coming To Toccoa

A Turkish company is headed to Stephens County. Sark Wire Corporation, part of the Sarkuysan Group of Companies, has announced that its second copper wire manufacturing and distribution facility will come online in Toccoa. The company will be located in the old Eddy West building in the Meadowbrook Industrial Park. Stephens County Commission Chair Dennis Bell said he is proud […]

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SCSO Announces Drug Arrests

Two people face drug charges after an investigation this week in downtown Toccoa. The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office responded to the “Horse Shoe” located off of Broad Street on Monday afternoon in reference to drug activity at this location. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said the complaint his office got was that several men were gathered and making drug transactions. […]

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Stephens Co. Third Graders Take Farm Tour

The third graders from the Stephens County School System make their annual visit to the farm. On Wednesday, those third graders visited Mountain View Farms in Avalon for the annual farm tour. George and Linda Dean own Mountain View Farms. Linda Dean said it is fun every year to have the third graders out to learn about agriculture and more […]

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Services Friday For Man Killed in Tuesday Crash

Funeral services are set for the man killed in a three-vehicle accident this week in Stephens County. 21-year-old Reed Edward Haga of Carnesville will be laid to rest on Friday. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Liberty Baptist Church. Interment will follow at the Cross Roads Baptist Church Cemetery. Haga was killed in a three-vehicle accident Tuesday […]

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Wilkinson Meet and Greet Today

50th District State Senator John Wilkinson will hold a “meet and greet” in Toccoa today. Wilkinson will be at Quality Foods in Toccoa from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today to meet with constituents. Quality Foods is located at 1502 Big A Road in Toccoa. The public is invited. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Clarification

AM 630 WNEG has a clarification to make. Last week, we reported that Emily Mote from Stephens County High School signed to play basketball at Brenau University. Mote has actually signed to play both softball and basketball. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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