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Toccoa Looking At Ward Creek Lift Station Improvements

June 3, 2014

The city of Toccoa is continuing to move forward with plans for an upgrade to part of its sanitary sewer system. Last month, commissioners received an update from engineers on the Ward Creek Liftstation. During periods of heavy rain, the liftstation on Fern Valley Drive can become overloaded. As a result, diluted wastewater overflows...

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Toccoa Police Track Down Alleged Stolen Vehicle from Gwinnett With Tag Reader

June 3, 2014

Toccoa Police use a new piece of technology to locate an alleged stolen vehicle from the metro Atlanta area. The police department said an officer was using the department’s License Plate Recognition system last month when it located a Georgia license plate on a silver Nissan Altima and it came back identified as stolen....

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NGTC Foundation Adds Trustees

June 3, 2014

The North Georgia Technical College Foundation adds four new trustees as it begins a new campaign to increase funds for scholarships. The school said that Whit Diggs was recently named as a trustee to represent Stephens County. Diggs is currently the HR Director of Sage Automotive Industries. He previously served the foundation for three...

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Clarification on School System Retirees Story

June 3, 2014

WNEG News has a clarification from a story yesterday. Yesterday, we ran a story on last month’s school system retirees’ reception and stated that the school system honored 20 retirees with a combined 500 years of service in education. It was brought to our attention that a 21st name was added to the list...

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Stephens Co. Commission To Hold Budget Meeting Today

June 2, 2014

Stephens County Commissioners are scheduled to continue discussions of the county’s proposed Fiscal Year 2015 budget today. The county commission is scheduled to meet today at 8:30 a.m. at the Kimsey Environmental Center in Eastanollee. County Commissioners called for the meeting after receiving the initial proposed budget last month. That budget was built based...

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Martin Announces Hydrant Flushing

June 2, 2014

The town of Martin will be flushing fire hydrants in the coming days. Martin town officials said that as a requirement of a program mandated by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division, the town will be flushing fire hydrants in the Gumlog Road area from this coming Wednesday, June 4, until Wednesday, June 11. The...

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Camp Toccoa Marks D-Day

June 2, 2014
Camp Toccoa Marks D-Day

With the 70th anniversary of D-Day coming up this weekend, Stephens County takes time to mark the occasion at the Camp Toccoa site on Currahee Mountain. The Camp Toccoa at Currahee organization held its annual D-Day Run/Memorial Walk and Memorial Service Saturday at the site where thousands of paratroopers trained to get ready for...

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SCHS Class of 2014 Graduates

June 2, 2014
SCHS Class of 2014 Graduates

The Stephens County High School Class of 2014 takes the next step. Graduation took place Friday night. It was moved indoors to the Currahee Arena at the high school due to the threat of inclement weather. 215 graduates received their diplomas Friday night. Stephens County High School Principal Sandy Steele said it has been...

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Former Boggs Mtn. Shelter Director Sentenced

June 2, 2014

By Charles Robertson, WRBN Radio, Clayton The sentencing hearing for former Boggs Mountain Animal Shelter Director Lowanda “Peanut” Kilby took place Friday in front of a packed Rabun County Courtroom. “It was a total sentence of 25 years, 15 of that to be served in confinement, the balance to be served on probation. So...

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School System Honors Retirees

June 2, 2014

The end of a school year also means that some Stephens County educators call it a career. Last month, the school system honored its retirees for this year with a reception at Stephens County High School. This year, the Stephens County School System honored 21 retirees. Stephens County school officials say those retirees had...

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