Year In Review To Air Today

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2015 is coming to a close, which means it is once again time to look back at the top stories in Stephens County over the last 12 months. AM 630 WNEG and wnegradio.com will air the “Year in Review” news program twice this week. The first time is today at 4:30 p.m. and the second time is on Friday at […]

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More Rain on Way; Flood Watch Continues

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A flood watch continues in effect for Stephens County through Thursday morning as more rain is expected. Already since 7 a.m. Monday, downtown Toccoa has received 1.47 inches of rain. That is on top of the more than five inches of rain that has fallen in downtown Toccoa since early last week. National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg Meterologist Andrew Kimball said […]

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Stephens Co. Unemployment Drops in Nov.

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Figures from the Georgia Department of Labor show that Stephens County’s unemployment rate took another drop in the month of November. According to those numbers, Stephens County had a preliminary unemployment rate for November of 5.8 percent. That is down from the revised October rate of 6.0 percent and the revised rate for November 2014 of 6.9 percent. A look […]

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Hospital Welcomes New Surgeons

Stephens County Hospital is welcoming its new surgeons. At last week’s Hospital Authority meeting, hospital officials introduced general surgeons Dr. Dearl Birdsong and Dr. Mark Herndon to the Hospital Authority. The two surgeons started practicing about a month ago. Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell said everything is running very smoothly so far. “I am so excited because both are going to […]

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Storefront Decoration Winners Announced

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The winners are out for this year’s Christmas Storefront Contest in downtown Toccoa. Main Street Toccoa said that CK Morgan and Company won the contest. Second place went to Victoria’s Sweet Treats and third place went to the Stephens County Development Authority. Voting for the contest took place from December 4 through December 23 both online and through boxes located […]

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Oconee Man Turned Over From Stephens Co. to S.C. Authorities

Stephens County authorities turn over an Oconee County, South Carolina man to authorities in Oconee County on charges in connection to a summertime theft. The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office booked 30-year-old Kristopher O’Neal Justus of West Union, South Carolina into the Oconee County Detention Center on Wednesday after picking him up from the Stephens County Jail. Justus faces an outstanding […]

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Nine Killed On Ga. Highways Over Christmas

The Georgia Department of Public Safety said nine people were killed on Georgia highways during this past Christmas holiday weekend. State officials released the final count on Monday. This year’s Christmas travel period ran for 78 hours. It started on Thursday at 6 p.m. and lasted through midnight on Sunday. One of those traffic fatalities was reported in northeast Georgia […]

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Royston P.D. Looking for Stolen Vehicles

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Tri-County Chevrolet in Royston is offering a $10,000 reward for the return of two stolen vehicles. Royston Police along with Franklin County Sheriff’s deputies are asking for the public’s help to locate a 1956 Black and Chrome Chevy Belair and a 2015 Orange Dodge Challenger with a black racing stripe. Royston Police Chief Donnie […]

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Multiple Departments Responded to Wednesday Fire

Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley says nobody was inside a home that caught on fire Wednesday in Stephens County. Shirley says that at about 5:30 a.m. Wednesday, firefighters from Carnes Creek and Tates Creek Fire Departments, along with Station 14 from Habersham County responded to a fully engulfed house fire on Ayersville Road just past Patterson Pump. Deputies with the […]

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