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Guard Unit Comes Home

December 26, 2014
Guard Unit Comes Home

The 876th Engineering Company comes home for Christmas after completing its mission. The Georgia National Guard unit based out of Toccoa was re-united with their families in a ceremony Tuesday in the Currahee Arena at Stephens County High School. For some it was a chance to re-unite with loved ones they had not seen...

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Chase Leads To Arrests

December 26, 2014

A Stephens County man faces numerous charges after a high-speed chase last week in Stephens County. According to Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley, it happened early in the morning hours of December 17. Shirley said deputies spotted a vehicle driven by 24-year-old Joshua Drake of Hayes-Wilbanks Road in the Wal-Mart parking lot around 1:45...

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Holiday Schedule Reminder From City of Toccoa

December 26, 2014

Just a reminder, that Toccoa City Hall is closed today in observance of the Christmas holiday. In the city of Toccoa, routes for garbage and recycling that are scheduled to be picked up today will be picked up on Tuesday. Meanwhile, routes for garbage and recycling that were scheduled to be picked up yesterday...

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No Injuries In House Fire Last Weekend

December 26, 2014

Nobody was injured in a Stephens County house fire last weekend. The fire occurred late on Saturday night off of Black Mountain Road, reportedly on Cheek Smith Road. That is near the Stephens-Habersham County line. Shiloh and Carnes Creek Volunteer Fire Departments responded, as did the city of Toccoa and a station from Habersham...

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Four Killed So Far on Ga. Highways Over Christmas Travel Period

December 26, 2014

The Georgia Department of Public Safety is reporting four traffic fatalities so far on Georgia highways this Christmas holiday weekend. Georgia State Patrol posts in LaGrange, Griffin, Helena, and Thomasville have reported those fatalities so far. The official Christmas holiday travel weekend for the Georgia State Patrol started at 6 p.m. on Wednesday and...

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Merry Christmas from AM 630 WNEG!!!

December 24, 2014
Merry Christmas from AM 630 WNEG!!!

WNEG is airing “Sounds of a Stephens County Christmas” on December 24 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. The schedule is as follows:  (NOTE THAT ALL TIMES ARE APPROXIMATE) 6:04 a.m. — Toccoa Symphony Orchestra and Chorus 7:11 a.m.  – First United Methodist Church – Part 1 8:00 a.m. — First United Methodist Church –...

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876th Coming Home; Event Set for Tonight

December 23, 2014

Troops from the National Guard unit based out of Toccoa are returning home. A return ceremony for troops from the 876th Engineering Company is scheduled for this evening. 876th Engineering Company Family Readiness Group Chair Amanda Isreal says that the ceremony, where the soldiers will be re-united with their families is scheduled for 6...

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Government Holiday Schedules Announced

December 23, 2014

Local governments are announcing their schedules for the Christmas holiday. Stephens County Government offices will be closed Wednesday and Thursday in observance of the Christmas holiday. Meanwhile, Toccoa City Hall will be closed on Thursday and Friday in observance of the Christmas holiday. City Hall in Toccoa will be open on Wednesday, Christmas Eve,...

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Flu Season Picking Up

December 23, 2014

Georgia is in the middle of a widespread flu season and it is no different in this part of the state. That’s according to Stephens County Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell. WNEG spoke with Gambrell last week about the current flu season. He said that Stephens County Hospital has seen more flu in the past...

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Toys for Tots Concluding Another Successful Campaign

December 23, 2014

Another successful “Toys for Tots” campaign is wrapping up in Stephens and surrounding counties. Local “Toys for Tots” Coordinator Don Alexander said today is the last day for any families who did not pick up their toys to do so from Toys for Tots. “Tuesday from 10 a.m. to noon, they can pick up...

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