Indians Fall To Monroe Area

After leading 4 to 1 going to the bottom of the sixth inning, the Stephens County Indians Baseball Team lost to Monroe Area Friday night, 5 to 4, on the road in Monroe. The Indians took the early 1 to 0 lead with an RBI single by Dylan Simpson in the first inning. Monroe Area tied the game in the […]

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Lawrenceville Woman Charged in High-Speed Chase in Franklin Co.

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A Lawrenceville woman ends up in the hospital after leading multiple law enforcement agencies on a high-speed chase through several counties. It started late Thursday night in Barrow County, according to Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas. “Franklin County Sheriff’s office was alerted to the chase by Franklin County 911,” Thomas said. “The chase began […]

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Murder Trial Set to Start in Franklin Co.

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Jury selection is set to begin today in the murder trial of a Canon man, accused in the death of his mother last summer. 40-year old John Robert Dye of Canon is charged with felony murder, felony aggravated assault and felony animal cruelty. Authorities say on the morning of Thursday, August 27, 2015, Franklin […]

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Mobile Unit Career Coach in Toccoa Today

People looking for employment can take advantage of a mobile unit coming to Toccoa today. The Georgia Mountains Regional Commission Workforce Development Mobile Career Coach unit will be at the Toccoa-Stephens County Library from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. The Toccoa-Stephens County Library is located on West Savannah Street in Toccoa. Regional Commission officials said the unit will be […]

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Sheriff Candidates Square Off at Forum

The two men running to be Stephens County Sheriff square off at a Town Hall event. The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce and AM 630 WNEG sponsored the forum Thursday at the Schaefer Center in downtown Toccoa. Incumbent Sheriff Randy Shirley is facing challenger Jim Davis in the May Republican primary. Shirley said that one of the things he is […]

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U.S. House Candidates Speak At Forum

Candidates for the 9th District U.S. House seat in northeast Georgia face off in a town hall meeting. All five men running as Republicans for the 9th District seat spoke to voters at the Schaefer Center during Thursday’s town hall meeting sponsored by AM 630 WNEG and the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce. Incumbent Congressman Doug Collins said that he […]

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State Senate Candidates Appear At Forum

Stephens County hears from the candidates for the 50th State Senate District. Incumbent John Wilkinson and challenger Roy Benifield both appeared at Thursday’s town hall at the Schaefer Center in downtown Toccoa. Wilkinson said his main goal is to make Georgia a great place to do business. He said part of that is making sure that the state’s education system […]

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D.A. Candidates Speak At Forum

The candidates running to be Mountain Judicial Circuit District Attorney appear in Toccoa. Both George Christian and Bruce Russell, Jr. were at Thursday’s Chamber of Commerce and AM 630 WNEG Town Hall meeting Thursday at the Schaefer Center in downtown Toccoa. Christian touted his experience as a state and federal prosecutor as one of his biggest strengths. “You need to […]

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Community Wellness Walk Set for Monday

A local group of health and wellness professionals is organizing a series of community walks to get the community active. Family Connection of Stephens County Coordinator Allyson Warren said the first walk is set for this Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Stephens County Recreation Department Rose Lane Complex. Warren said the idea for the walks grew out of conversations […]

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