Chase Leads To Arrests

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 a.m. that morning. The sheriff said […]

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No Injuries In House Fire Last Weekend

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 County. Carnes Creek Volunteer Fire Chief […]

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

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 continues through midnight Sunday. It is […]

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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 – Part 2 8:50 a.m. — First […]

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876th Coming Home; Event Set for Tonight

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 p.m. tonight at Stephens County High […]

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Government Holiday Schedules Announced

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, for the entire day. In the […]

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Flu Season Picking Up

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 few weeks than it had before. […]

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Area F.O.P. Hosts “Cops and Kids” Program

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Some local children will have a happier Christmas this year, thanks to help from the local chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police. Earlier this month, officers with Chapter 105 of the Northeast Georgia Fraternal Order of Police took 22 children from nine families shopping for gifts at the Toccoa Wal-mart as part of […]

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