Driver Charged in Wednesday Morning Accident

A one-vehicle accident Wednesday morning in Stephens County sends the driver to the hospital. It occurred just prior to 6:30 a.m. on Georgia Highway 17 at Old Mill Road. According to the Toccoa post of the Georgia State Patrol, 32-year-old Christopher Sewell of Toccoa was driving a 1998 Chevy Blazer south on Highway 17 when troopers say he lost control […]

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CCRPI Scores Released

Stephens County has its College and Career Ready Performance Index scores from the state. The Georgia Department of Education recently released the fourth CCRPI Index, which is based on data from the 2014-2015 school year. In Stephens County, Stephens County High School had a CCRPI score of 68.2; Stephens County Middle School scored a 84.2; and the county’s elementary schools […]

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Hart Co. Administrator Takes His Leave

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia After 15 years on the job in Hart County, County Administrator Jon Caime is on to new opportunities in his home state. Caime’s last day in Hart County was last Wednesday. He is taking a new position as County Administrator for Laurens County, South Carolina. Caime, who lives in Seneca, South Carolina, says he […]

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Thursday Is The 2016 Senior Expo

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Thursday is the 2016 WNEG Senior Expo from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Stephens County Recreation Department’s Rose Lane Activity Center and Senior Center! Admission is FREE!!! There will be educational exhibits, free health screenings, free door prizes and more. FM 93.1/AM 630 WNEG will also announce the Active Senior of the Year. There will be lunch at […]

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School Ends For Students Today in Stephens Co.

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Today is the final day for students this school year in the Stephens County school system. Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey said it was a year that brought a lot of change to the school system with the re-structuring of Grades Pre-K through 5 and the closing of Eastanollee Elementary School. Dorsey said he thinks overall, everything went well […]

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Graduation Moving Inside at SCHS This Year

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Graduation at Stephens County High School will move inside due to the threat of poor weather. Stephens County High School Principal Sandy Steele had said that a decision would be made based on the forecast for Friday evening as of Tuesday afternoon. Steele said the chance of rain is too great to move forward with plans for an outdoor graduation […]

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SCSO Announces Arrest in Convenience Store Break-In

One person is under arrest and a second person is sought in connection with this month’s burglary at a Stephens County convenience store. On Tuesday, the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of 19-year-old Virginia Ruth Durand of Toccoa in connection with a break-in at the Royal Food Store on West Currahee Street in Toccoa during the early morning […]

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Ga. Power Announces Fuel Cost, Rate Reduction

A state decision will result in a drop in the monthly bill for a Georgia Power customer. On Tuesday, the Georgia Public Service Commission approved Georgia Power’s plan to reduce its fuel rates by an additional 15 percent. Georgia Power said the reduction is expected to lower the total monthly bill of the typical residential customer using 1,000 kilowatt-hours per […]

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TFC, Cherokee Christian Reach Dual Enrollment Agreement

Toccoa Falls College reaches a dual enrollment agreement with a north Georgia Christian school. This week, TFC and Cherokee Christian School in Woodstock, Georgia signed a Memorandum of Agreement for dual-enrolled courses between their institutions. Under the agreement, certain high school courses at Cherokee Christian School that demonstrate the strategic rigor to count for college courses of the same topic […]

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