News

NE Ga. Animal Shelter To Not Accept Animals from Hart, Franklin Cos.

November 21, 2012

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Northeast Georgia Animal Shelter in Lavonia will not be taking in any stray or unwanted dogs or cats from people in Hart and Franklin Counties in December. Earlier this month, Shelter Director Sheri Lockhart said the decision was made by the shelter board after learning that the...

Read more »

Stephens Co. Hospital Accepts Construction Bid for Wound Care Center

November 20, 2012

Stephens County Hospital is moving ahead with construction of a wound care center. Monday, the Hospital Authority unanimously accepted a bid for construction of the proposed wound care center building from Bowen and Watson of Toccoa in the amount of $445,879. Bowen and Watson’s bid was the lowest of six bids, which ranged in...

Read more »

Ga. Sec. of State Speaks At Farm City Week Banquet

November 20, 2012

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp talks agriculture at the annual Farm City Week Banquet in Stephens County. Kemp was the guest speaker for the annual Stephens County-Toccoa Farm City Week Banquet hosted by the Stephens County Farm Bureau and held Monday night at the Currahee Campus of North Georgia Technical College. Kemp said...

Read more »

Police Blotter

November 20, 2012

A man is arrested in Stephens County and faces charges in connection with a burglary in Oconee County, South Carolina. Seneca Police said they have filed charges against 31-year-old Jonathan Allen Finney of Townville, South Carolina for burglary second degree and petty larceny. Authorities said it comes after an eight-month investigation into a home...

Read more »

Information Released on Friday Afternoon Accident on GA 17

November 19, 2012

The Georgia State Patrol released information Monday on a multi-car accident on Georgia Highway 17 in Stephens County on Friday. The three-vehicle accident occurred just north of Whispering Pines Road on Highway 17 Friday just before 3 p.m. According to the GSP, a 2010 Kia Forte driven by Clinton Roberson, 77, of Lavonia was...

Read more »

Toccoa Continues Preparations on Phase Six Streetscape

November 19, 2012

The city of Toccoa continues to move forward with preliminary work to prepare for Phase Six of its downtown Streetscape project. Toccoa Planning and Downtown Development Director Connie Tabor said that the survey work is complete on the project and the city is now moving forward with other steps. “The survey work for Phase...

Read more »

Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner Held in Toccoa

November 19, 2012

Some area residents take the opportunity to celebrate Thanksgiving a little early. The annual Sandra Wheeler Harbin Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner and Wendell Jackson Sherman Memorial Gospel Concert took place Sunday at the Toccoa-Stephens County Boys and Girls Club on Whitman Street in Toccoa. Randolph Sherman is an organizer of the event. He said it was...

Read more »

Lawsuit Filed Against Tenneco in Hart Co.

November 19, 2012

Attorneys for eight employees have filed a personal injury lawsuit against Hart County’s largest employer, Tenneco, Inc. In the suit filed last week, the workers claim Tenneco failed to adequately protect them from the chemical hexavalent chromium, according to their attorney, Drew Hill. “Our clients are alleging they were exposed to hexavalent chromium, which...

Read more »

Hart Co. Native To Take Over as GDOT Chief Engineer

November 19, 2012

Hart County native Russell McMurry will take over as the new Chief Engineer for the Georgia Department of Transportation. He will succeed Gerald Ross, who retires December 31. McMurry currently serves as Director of Engineering Services for Georgia DOT. He previously spent five years as the Department’s District Engineer for Northeast Georgia as well...

Read more »

Several Hundred Attend EPD Public Hearing on Wilbros

November 16, 2012
Several Hundred Attend EPD Public Hearing on Wilbros

Stephens County residents concerned about the Wilbros odor issue confront the Georgia Environmental Protection Division. Several hundred people turned out Thursday evening for a three-hour public hearing at the Tugaloo Center for the Performing Arts at Stephens County High School on the proposed EPD consent order for Wilbros regarding the odor. More than 40...

Read more »

You Are Here:

WNEG > News

NE Georgia Weather

Calendar

  • September 15, 2014The Currahee Thunder Equestrian Drill Team of Stephens County High School
  • October 25, 2014 9:00 amFall Festival! 22nd Annual Martin Fall Festival
  • October 25, 2014 9:00 amA Big Book Bonanza
  • October 30, 2014Hardman Farm Fall Guided Tours
AEC v1.0.4