Census Bureau Releases 2013 Population Estimates

Estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau show a decline in population in Stephens County in 2013 when compared to 2012. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates Stephens County’s population as of July 1, 2013 at 25,683. That Census Bureau estimate shows that Stephens County has lost 137 people since the 2012 population estimate and 492 people since the 2010 census. In […]

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Watch Out For Scams, Says IRS

The Internal Revenue Service is issuing a reminder to people to watch out for tax scams as the April 15th tax filing deadline approaches. AM 630 WNEG has received reports of a person in the area receiving a phone call from someone saying that they are from the government and telling the person that they owe the government money and […]

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Stephens Co. Continues To Organize Planning Commission

With a land use ordinance in place, Stephens County is now organizing the planning commission that will help administer that new ordinance for the county. At their March 11 meeting, Stephens County Commissioners appointed the initial five people that will serve on the county’s planning commission. Then back on March 25, county commissioners voted unanimously on setting the initial terms […]

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Hwy. 17 Beam Setting Went Well Monday, Says DOT

The first set of beams for the new Highway 17 bridge over Eastanollee Creek are in place after being set on Monday. Georgia Department of Transportation Spokesperson Teri Pope said crews completed all of the work that was planned for Monday without any major problems. “We set all six beams that we had planned to set,” said Pope. “It went […]

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Police Blotter

A Toccoa woman faces charges after a car accident late last month. The Toccoa Police Department stated that an officer responded to an accident during the afternoon of March 26 on Falls Road. The report stated that a female driver had run off the road while headed south on the northbound side of the highway. Police said that the driver […]

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Single Finalist Named for Stephens Co. Superintendent Position

The Stephens County Board of Education makes its choice. Monday, the Stephens County Board of Education voted to name former Gilmer County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey as the single finalist for the position of Stephens County School Superintendent. All board members present approved Dorsey as the only finalist to replace Sherrie Whiten, who retired from the position last week after […]

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Herschel’s Raw Talent Winners Announced

The winners are in for last month’s “Herschel’s Raw Talent” competition in Toccoa. Former NFL Star and Heisman Trophy winner Herschel Walker brought his talent competition to the SchaeferCenter back on March 1. The winner is Shauna Fortson of Toccoa. Second place went to Caleb Phillips of Royston, while third place went to Matthew Smith of Sandy Springs. The top three […]

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WUGA-TV Stopping Locally Produced Programming July 1

The University of Georgia said WUGA-TV will cease local program production effective on July 1. UGA officials said the decision comes after a recently completed review of the university’s public television station and will also result in a reduction of staff at the facility. Starting on July 1, the university said WUGA-TV will carry the World Channel from the national […]

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