Martin Hydrant Flushing To Start Today

Hydrant flushing is starting today in part of the town of Martin. Martin town officials said that as a requirement of a program mandated by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division, the town is flushing fire hydrants in the Gumlog Road area starting today. The town said the hydrant flushing will continue in the Gumlog Road area until next Wednesday, June […]

Read more

Work Underway on Schaefer Center Roof

Work is continuing on renovations to the Schaefer Center in downtown Toccoa. Crews began working on the roof of the building recently. That comes after Toccoa City Commissioners approved the bid of John’s Roofing of Toccoa to do the work at their meeting on May 20. John’s Roofing bid $23,850 for the project. That was higher than the other bid […]

Read more

Toccoa Police Arrest Four on Drug Charges

Four people face charges after local law enforcement served search warrants at two Toccoa locations recently. Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell said a month-long investigation by police and the Mountain Judicial Circuit N.C.I.S. Drug Team into drug activity led to search warrants being served last week at a home on Elberton Street and at the Forest Avenue Apartments. “After performing […]

Read more

Three Toccoa Residents Arrested for Armed Robbery in Rabun Co.

Three Toccoa residents face charges in connection to an alleged armed robbery in Rabun County. The Rabun County Sheriff’s Office said it occurred on May 29 at about 8 pm. in the parking lot of the Clayton Wal-Mart. Rabun County Sheriff Frank Andrews said his department arrested 26-year-old Cameron Gholston, 24-year-old Marcus Quillian, and 22-year-old Madaysha Moorer, all of Toccoa, […]

Read more

Toccoa Looking At Ward Creek Lift Station Improvements

The city of Toccoa is continuing to move forward with plans for an upgrade to part of its sanitary sewer system. Last month, commissioners received an update from engineers on the Ward Creek Liftstation. During periods of heavy rain, the liftstation on Fern Valley Drive can become overloaded. As a result, diluted wastewater overflows and spills into the creek. Earlier […]

Read more

NGTC Foundation Adds Trustees

The North Georgia Technical College Foundation adds four new trustees as it begins a new campaign to increase funds for scholarships. The school said that Whit Diggs was recently named as a trustee to represent Stephens County. Diggs is currently the HR Director of Sage Automotive Industries. He previously served the foundation for three terms. Two people, Sandy Keener and […]

Read more

Clarification on School System Retirees Story

WNEG News has a clarification from a story yesterday. Yesterday, we ran a story on last month’s school system retirees’ reception and stated that the school system honored 20 retirees with a combined 500 years of service in education. It was brought to our attention that a 21st name was added to the list after that list was submitted to […]

Read more

Stephens Co. Commission To Hold Budget Meeting Today

Stephens County Commissioners are scheduled to continue discussions of the county’s proposed Fiscal Year 2015 budget today. The county commission is scheduled to meet today at 8:30 a.m. at the Kimsey Environmental Center in Eastanollee. County Commissioners called for the meeting after receiving the initial proposed budget last month. That budget was built based on a 3.19 mill increase in […]

Read more
1 225 226 227 228 229 464