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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Old “Reflections” Restaurant Building at Golf Course Now Owned by City of Toccoa

The city of Toccoa brings all of the property at the city-owned golf course back together under one owner. Wednesday, Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse announced that the city had purchased 1.7 acres of property that includes the building that was the Reflections restaurant, a metal building, and the practice putting green for the nine-hole Pines golf course. The city […]

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Quiet Start to 2015 on Ga. Highways

So far, state officials are reporting a safe New Year’s holiday. As of this morning, the Georgia Department of Public Safety says there have not been any fatalities on Georgia highways during the early part of the New Year’s travel period. The New Year’s travel period began at 6 p.m. Wednesday and continues through midnight Sunday. It is 102 hours […]

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City of Toccoa Hands Out Employee Service Awards

The city of Toccoa recognizes employees for years of service. Last month, the city handed out its annual Service Awards at its annual Christmas luncheon. Receiving awards for 35 years of service to the city of Toccoa were Kenneth “Bo” Carter, who works in the fire department, and Avery Hunter, who works in the public works department. Meanwhile, Jim Crenshaw […]

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First Royston City Manager Passes Away

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Royston is remembering its first City Manager, who passed away last week. Brigadier General Eugene Phillips, U.S. Army Retired, died Christmas Day following a brief illness at the home of his son in Fairfax, VA. General Phillips was born in Canon, Georgia on November 26, 1917. He grew up in Franklin County and graduated from Royston […]

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