SCSO Arrests Two In Burglary

Two people face charges in connection to the investigation of a burglary in Stephens County. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that his office has arrested 33-year-old Michael Nick Mize of McMurray Lake Road and 53-year-old Dillard Eugene Savage of Coker Road in connection to the alleged burglary on January 6 on McMurray Lake Road. According to the sheriff, the […]

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Wreck Monday on I-85 Kills One

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A North Carolina man is dead after a wreck on I-85 Monday night. It happened about 5:45p Monday evening on I-85 Southbound near mile marker 167. Georgia State Patrol Hartwell Post Trooper Richard Fleming said the driver of an 18-wheeler traveling southbound lost control. “The vehicle was traveling south and traveled off the west […]

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Collins Responds to State of The Union Address

In a response to the President’s State of the Union address, 9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins called on the President to join the dialogue going on in the nation’s capital and across the nation to find meaningful solutions to the challenges America faces at home and abroad. Among other things, Collins criticized the President for prioritizing climate change instead […]

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Toccoa Gets Clean FY2015 Audit

The city of Toccoa receives good news on its financial audit for Fiscal Year 2015. Joel Black with the auditing firm of Mauldin and Jenkins presented the Fiscal Year 2015 audit to commissioners first at a work session on Monday and then later at the city commission’s regular meeting. He said the city had a clean audit and overall strong […]

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Toccoa Commissioners Handle 2016 Appointments

Toccoa City Commissioners take care of a number of yearly appointments. Monday, the city commission started 2016 by ratifying the choice of Evan Hellenga as Mayor and Jeanette Jamieson as Vice-Mayor. Commissioners chose those two to serve in the rotating posts at their last meeting. Also, city commissioners unanimously voted to re-appoint Billy Morse as City Manager, Fredda Wheeler as […]

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Henshaw Signs With Truett-McConnell

Stephens County High School’s volleyball program sends its first player to the next level. Last Friday, Jordan Henshaw signed to play college volleyball at Truett-McConnell College in Cleveland, Georgia. Henshaw said she is excited to attend Truett-McConnell for a number of different reasons. “Before I wanted to go to Truett without volleyball,” said Henshaw. “The volleyball is just a plus. […]

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Track Work Affecting Part of Crescent Line

Track work being performed by Norfolk Southern Railway will affect the Amtrak Crescent line between New Orleans and Atlanta for the following month. According to Amtrak, on weekdays between now and February 4, the southbound train from New York will stop in Atlanta and the northbound train will start in Atlanta. Amtrak says on those dates, bus service will be […]

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Pinkerton Resigns from Stephens Co. BOE

Dr. Elizabeth Pinkerton is resigning from the Stephens County Board of Education. Pinkerton announced her immediate resignation in a letter that she released on Friday. She did not give a reason for why she has chosen to resign her seat and declined to comment further on the matter when contacted by WNEG. In the letter, which is addressed to the […]

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Toccoa City Commission Meets Today

Toccoa City Commissioners will get their calendar year underway later today with a host of meetings. First, the city commission is meeting for a planning meeting with department heads out at the Links Pro Shop starting at 11:30 a.m. During that planning meeting, department heads and city commissioners are set to discuss priority projects for the year ahead and also […]

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