2015 Shows Increase in Rainfall From 2014

Rainfall statistics show that 2015 was a much wetter year than 2014. Here at the WNEG studios in downtown Toccoa, we measured 71.45 inches of precipitation in 2015. That is an increase of more than 23 inches of precipitation from 2014, when 47.96 inches of precipitation were measured in downtown Toccoa. However, 2015’s precipitation total comes up more than 12 […]

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Hartwell McDonald’s Closed To Be Re-built

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia One of Hartwell’s fast food restaurants is getting an overhaul down to the ground. The Hartwell’s McDonald’s will be torn down beginning sometime this week and totally rebuilt. It is owned by Terry Shugart, who also owns the McDonald’s in Lavonia, Franklin Springs and Elberton. Shugart said the current restaurant closed last week. “We […]

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Ga. DPS Gets Grant

The Georgia Department of Public Safety says it has been awarded a traffic safety H.E.A.T. grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety for approximately $2.37 million to provide funding to continue the Georgia State Patrol Nighthawks DUI Task Force and Administrative License Suspension program. The primary goals of H.E.A.T, or Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic program, are to combat […]

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SCHS Basketball Wraps Up Non Region Play

Stephens County will enter the region portion of its schedule later this week after wrapping up non-region play over the weekend. On Saturday, the Lady Indians and Indians traveled to Hartwell and both came away with losses against rival Hart County. In the girls’ game, the Lady Indians fell victim to a big third quarter as Hart County won the […]

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Work Continues To Lower Lake Levels

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said that the spillways at all three reservoir dams on the Upper Savannah River will remain open for several days as efforts continue to get water levels down to the winter guide curve. Late Wednesday night, the Corps’ Savannah office announced it would open the spillways […]

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Indian Basketball Holiday Update

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The Stephens County High School basketball teams will start 2016 with a non-region game on Saturday (Jan. 2). Last week, both the Indians and Lady Indians participated in holiday tournaments on Monday through Wednesday. On the boys’ side, the Indians won their tournament in Walhalla, South Carolina, sweeping all three games. In the championship game, the Indians defeated Jackson County […]

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Toccoa Man Arrested for Shoplifting in S.C.

Authorities in South Carolina say a Toccoa man faces shoplifting charges there after an incident over the Christmas holiday. The Oconee County, South Carolina Sheriff’s Office said 42-year-old Alejandro Rodrigues Shropshire of Doyle Street in Toccoa was arrested on Christmas Eve night and charged with Shoplifting. According to Oconee County authorities, deputies there were dispatched to the Belk’s location in […]

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