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SR 17 Weekend Accident Sends Two To Hospital With Minor Injuries

December 16, 2014

A weekend accident on Georgia Highway 17 results in two injuries. According to the Georgia State Patrol, the three-vehicle accident took place on Highway 17 in Franklin County, near the Stephens County line. The GSP said a Lexus was traveling northbound on Highway 17 and was stopped, anticipating a left turn into a private...

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Grand Jury Indicts In Fatal Hart Co. Wreck

December 16, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia An itinerant worker from the Atlanta area has been indicted by a Hart County Grand Jury in the deaths of three family members the day after Thanksgiving. Marco Ramirez Hernandez was released from the hospital last week and taken to the Hart County jail. Late Friday, Northern Judicial...

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SCHS Football Players Receive All-Region Honors

December 16, 2014

A host of Stephens County Indian football players receive All-Region honors this year. Stephens County High School announced on Monday that Ben Cleveland was named Region 8-AAAA Lineman of the Year. Also, nine Indians received first team recognition. They are quarterback Mason Long, running back Desmond Wheeler, wide receiver Isaiah Mighell, offensive lineman Vonquise...

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SCMS Basketball Update

December 16, 2014

Stephens County Middle School splits a day of games with Franklin County. In 7th grade boys’ action, Franklin County defeated Stephens County 25-17. Isaiah Martin had nine points to lead the Rebels. Meanwhile, Stephens County won the 8th grade boys’ game over Franklin County by a score of 51-24. Jaquarion Scott had 11 points...

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Monday, December 15, 2014

December 15, 2014

The Swap Shop airs Monday-Saturday from 8:30 am until 9:00 am 630 AM WNEG. Here’s how to get on the show: Our phone lines are open from 8:30 am until 9:00 am. The number to call is 706-886-1551. You can also email to wneg@windstream.net Fax items to 706-282-0189 Mail to Swap Shop, P.O. Box...

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Stephens Co. School System Could See Drop in Credit Rating

December 15, 2014

Financial problems that turned up earlier this year in the Stephens County school system continue to have repercussions. Last week, Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey said that he had talked with Standard and Poor’s Rating Service about the school system’s credit rating. Currently, Dorsey said the rating is an A-. He said, however,...

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School Board Still Looking at Lease for Old Toccoa HS Gym

December 15, 2014

The Stephens County Board of Education could make a decision this week on what to do with a long-term lease request. In October, Evan Oglesby appeared before the school board and requested a 99-year lease of the old Toccoa High School gym on Pond Street in Toccoa. Currently, Oglesby has a lease with the...

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William Tucker Retiring from Ga. Dept. of Veterans Services

December 15, 2014

Local and state officials turn out to recognize a local man for his service to veterans. William Tucker is retiring from his position with the Georgia Department of Veterans’ Services. He has worked out of the local office, serving Stephens and surrounding counties for 15 years. On Friday, a reception was held in Tucker’s...

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Toccoa Commissioners Meeting Today

December 15, 2014

Toccoa City Commissioners will wrap up their calendar year later today. The city commission is set to meet at 5 p.m. today at Toccoa City Hall. Today’s meeting is the final scheduled meeting for the city commission for 2014. Leading today’s agenda are two alcohol beverage control items. First, city commissioners will deal with...

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Northern Circuit Judge Retiring

December 15, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The search is on for a new Superior Court Judge in the Northern Judicial District, now that Superior Court Judge John H. Bailey has announced his retirement. Judge Bailey is retiring effective January 1. The Judicial Nominating Commission has been accepting nominations of persons to fill Judge Bailey’s vacancy...

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