News

Franklin Co. BOE Will Not Close School This Year

February 19, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Franklin County School Board will not pursue closing an elementary school as a cost saving measure next fiscal year. Franklin County School Superintendent Dr. Ruth Odell said that the board voted on that decision at its monthly meeting last week. “The decision points were coming up as...

Read more »

Police Blotter

February 19, 2013

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a burglary at a location on Easy Street in Toccoa. According to the report on file with the Sheriff’s Office, a deputy responded on February 10 to Easy Street, where the complainant reported that several items had been taken from the location. The report does not list...

Read more »

Toccoa Celebrates Arbor Day

February 18, 2013
Toccoa Celebrates Arbor Day

People gather in Toccoa to plant a legacy on Arbor Day. Toccoa held its annual Arbor Day ceremony in downtown on Friday. The theme was “Plant A Legacy.” This year, Toccoa’s ceremony included a tree planting near the intersection of Sage and Foreacre streets. The red maple planted Friday is in honor of the...

Read more »

Stephens Co. BOE Moving Forward On Charter System Application

February 18, 2013

The Stephens County School System is moving ahead with the process of becoming a charter school system. During a Stephens County Board of Education work session last Tuesday, Stephens County School Superintendent Sherrie Whiten updated Board members on the current timeline for Stephens County becoming a charter school system. According to Whiten, state law...

Read more »

Royston Woman Pleads Guilty to Bilking Co-Workers

February 18, 2013

A Royston woman who was accused of bilking 68 co-workers out of their money will spend the next five years in prison. Reports indicate that 41-year old April Constance Jennipher Arter has pleaded guilty to 25 counts of misdemeanor theft by deception and one felony count of theft by taking. Arter went before a...

Read more »

Ga. DOT Announces Area Road Work

February 18, 2013

The Georgia Department of Transportation has announced road work in Stephens and surrounding counties this week. According to the DOT, a crew will repair and restore ditches this week on State Highway 145. Meanwhile in Habersham County, a crew will clean and restore ditches on State Highway 17, while another crew adds rubberized asphalt...

Read more »

First Alliance Church Hosting Festival of Nations

February 18, 2013

The First Alliance Church of Toccoa is hosting its annual Festival of Nations this week. It started Sunday and runs through February 24. The weeklong event will feature speakers from Russia and Africa who will be sharing their experiences in ministries abroad. The festival will include other activities besides the speakers. Tonight is Family...

Read more »

Toccoa Police Dept. Releases Annual Report

February 15, 2013

The Toccoa Police Department releases its annual report for 2012. According to the 2012 annual report, the Toccoa Police Department responded to more than 17,600 calls for service in 2012. Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell said that is a significant number. “When we compiled our annual report numbers and I spoke with some other...

Read more »

SCMS Holds Career Fair

February 15, 2013
SCMS Holds Career Fair

Stephens County eighth graders take a trip to the high school to think about both their short-term and long-term future. Wednesday, Stephens County Middle School held its annual career fair at a new location this year, Stephens County High School. At the career fair, 8th graders have the opportunity to learn about different careers...

Read more »

No Bond for Shubert

February 15, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A judge denies bond to the man charged in the death of a Franklin County woman. According to Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas, Brent Shubert appeared before the Franklin County Magistrate Judge Wednesday afternoon with his attorney present and was ordered to be held without bond. The case...

Read more »

You Are Here:

WNEG > News

NE Georgia Weather

Calendar

  • July 10, 2014SCHS Class Reunion plans underway. Representatives for SCHS classes 1978-1982
  • September 10, 2014Earn a high school diploma at night!
  • September 10, 2014Stephens County Special Olympics! Chicken Sale!!
  • September 15, 2014The Currahee Thunder Equestrian Drill Team of Stephens County High School
AEC v1.0.4