Heavy Rain Causes Sanitary Sewer Spill in Toccoa

2015 is off to a wet start in Stephens County. Weekend rains starting Friday and continuing through Sunday dumped more than 3.3 inches of rain on downtown Toccoa. According to city officials, that heavy rain was to blame for a sanitary sewer spill near the Ward Creek Liftstation. City officials said that city personnel located an overflow condition at about […]

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Fry Looks Back at 2014 for City of Toccoa

Toccoa Mayor Gail Fry looks back at 2014. WNEG spoke with Fry about the last 12 months recently. She said the city accomplished a lot in the last year. According to Fry, one of the biggest accomplishments was renovating and re-opening the city swimming pool on Doyle Street. Fry said another major effort that has gone well so far are […]

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Scam Report in Stephens Co.

Another scam appears to be making the rounds in Stephens County and northeast Georgia. Stephens County Clerk of Court Tim Quick said he received word of an attempted scam recently. Quick said the scam involves someone calling and pretending to be from the Internal Revenue Service. “Somebody is calling and saying they are from the IRS,” said Quick. “They are […]

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Corps Offers Cold Water Safety Tips

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Most of us think of boating and being out on the water as a summer time activity, but there are those die-hard anglers and others who still get out on the lake during the cold winter months. With that in mind, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers warns people to take extra precautions if […]

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Scarborough Looks Back at 2014

Stephens County Commission Chairman Dean Scarborough looks back at 2014. WNEG spoke with Scarborough this week about the last 12 months. He said he feels the county had a lot of positive things take place last year. “It seems like everything is turning around,” said Scarborough. “We may have bottomed out and are now heading up in the right direction […]

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2014 Drier Than 2013 In Downtown Toccoa

A look at the final rainfall numbers for downtown Toccoa in 2014 shows that while it lagged way behind 2013, it was not far off when compared to the years before that. Downtown Toccoa received 47.96 inches of rain during the last 12 months. That is more than 35 inches less than 2013, when downtown Toccoa received 84.04 inches of […]

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New GSP Post Opens in NE Ga.

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia As the new year begins, a new Georgia State Patrol post opens in northeast Georgia. The long awaited Post 52 in the Gateway II Industrial Park in Hart County opened Thursday. The Georgia State Patrol had been searching for a couple of years for a suitable location for the new post. GSP Commander Tommy […]

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