Investigation Continues Into Weekend Hit and Run

Authorities are still investigating a hit and run incident that occurred over the weekend. It happened on New Year’s Day night on Currahee Street in Toccoa. Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell said that a vehicle crossed the center line on Currahee Street and hit another vehicle, causing an accident. Jarrell said the vehicle that crossed the center line then left […]

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Clarkesville Special Election Set

The city of Clarkesville will hold a special election later this year to fill the city council seat vacated after the passing of Mayor Terry Greene. This week, the Clarkesville City Council voted to set March 1 as the day Clarkesville voters will head to the polls to elect a mayor to serve the remainder of Greene’s term. Greene died […]

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Collins Issues Statement on Obama Executive Action

Georgia 9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins is responding to President Obama’s executive actions on gun control that were unveiled Tuesday. Collins expressed opposition to the President’s moves. He said eroding the Constitutional rights of law abiding citizens by executive order is not the direction in which we want to take the nation. Collins said he is a strong supporter […]

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Bell Looks Back at 2015

Stephens County Commission Chairman Dennis Bell said 2015 was one of the most blessed years the county has had in some time. Bell spoke with WNEG News Monday about the last 12 months. He said that the county moved forward in a number of areas he felt were priorities heading into the year that just wrapped up. “Last year, when […]

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Stephens Co. Commission Holding Called Meeting Today

Stephens County Commissioners will get their new year started with a called meeting later today to handle a number of business items. County commissioners will meet at 4 p.m. today in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. During today’s meeting, the county commission will select a chair and a vice-chair for 2016. Also during […]

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Corps Introduces New Shoreline Use Rules

The New Year is bringing changes to the shoreline use rules for both Hartwell Lake and Thurmond Lake. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials say the changes impact property owners adjacent to these two Savannah District reservoirs and took effect on January 1. Corps Spokesman Russell Wicke said the first update changes the size of brush which can be removed […]

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New Year’s Traffic Numbers Released

The Georgia Department of Public Safety said 13 people were killed on Georgia highways over the New Year’s holiday period. State officials released the final count on Monday. This year’s New Year holiday period in Georgia ran from 6 p.m. Thursday to midnight Sunday for a total of 78 hours. Three of the traffic fatalities were reported by the Georgia […]

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Police Blotter

Toccoa Police are reporting that a man was arrested on Currahee Street on drug charges last week. According to a report on file with police, an officer encountered an individual identified as 35-year-old Todd Holder of Toccoa on West Currahee Street back on December 28. The officer reported that Holder allegedly was in possession of a glass pipe and a […]

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Sark Wire Shipping; NIFCO KTW Still Building

One of the companies that located in Stephens County in 2015 is now shipping out the product that it makes here. Sark Wire shipped its first local manufactured product from its Toccoa plant at the end of last month. Stephens County Development Authority Executive Director Tim Martin said this is exciting news, but adds it is just the beginning for […]

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