Indians Fall to Jefferson in Baseball

Stephens County drops the first of a three-game series to Jefferson on Monday in Toccoa, 6-3. Kooper Briley hit his sixth home run and scored all three Indian runs. The Indians are 11-8 overall and 1-3 in the region. They play Jefferson again on Wednesday on the road at Jefferson.  Air time on WNEG and wnegradio.com is set for 5:45 […]

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Old Goodwill Building in Stephens Co. Likely To Be Sold

Stephens County is moving closer to selling an industrial building in its inventory. At a called meeting on Monday, the Development Authority voted to allow the sale of the Goodwill building on Clary Connector in Eastanollee to move ahead. Stephens County Development Authority Executive Director Tim Martin said this action was necessary to get all of the paperwork in order. […]

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Bird Flu Found in Ga.

Avian flu has been found in domestic poultry in Georgia. The Georgia Agriculture Department said that a flock of chickens at a commercial poultry breeding operation located in Chattooga County has tested positive for H7, presumptive low pathogenic avian influenza. State officials said this is the first confirmation of avian influenza in domestic poultry in Georgia. According to state ag […]

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St. Mary’s Adds “Vapes” To Tobacco-Free Policy

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia If you regularly use e-cigarettes or any sort of vape nicotine delivery system, you will no longer be able to use them inside a St. Mary’s Healthcare facility. On Monday, St. Mary’s officials announced they are adding electronic nicotine delivery systems, or ENDS, to their tobacco-free policy. Spokesperson Mark Ralston said studies show e-vape […]

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SCHS Tennis Splits With North Hall

The Stephens County High School tennis teams split matches at North Hall on Monday. On the girls’ side, the Lady Indians lost by a score of 5-0. However, the Indian boys swept all three singles contests to bring home a 3-2 victory. For the season, the Lady Indians are 3-11 and the Indian boys are 10-4. Their next match is […]

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NGTC Brings Home PBL Awards

North Georgia Technical College brings home awards from a regional competition. Several North Georgia Technical College students from the Blairsville and Clarkesville campuses recently competed in the Georgia North District Phi Beta Lambda competition at Reinhardt University and brought home numerous awards. Susie Berry of Cleveland, Ga., won first place overall as the Future Business Executive as well as 5th […]

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SR 63 Bridge Replacement on Schedule

Georgia Department of Transportation Spokesperson Katie Strickland said Friday work remains on schedule on the replacement of a bridge along State Route 63 in Banks County. The bridge replacement project started last Fall and has resulted in a detour around the bridge over the Middle Fork Broad River on what is also known as Martin Bridge Road, a road used […]

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Fatal Motorcycle Accident Reported in Stephens Co.

One person is reportedly dead after a motorcycle accident on Friday night in Stephens County. According to Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley, a man was killed in the motorcycle accident, which took place on Turner Road in Eastanollee. Shirley said the motorcycle lost control and struck a tree. No other vehicles were reported to have been involved in the accident.

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