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Correction: Toccoa City Commission Meets Tuesday

May 18, 2015

The Toccoa City Commission meets Tuesday at 5 p.m. for a meeting and 4 p.m. for a work session at Toccoa City Hall, not Monday as WNEG originally reported. WNEG regrets the error.

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Stephens Co. School System Hires New Finance Director

May 18, 2015

The Stephens County School System hires a new finance director. On Thursday, the Stephens County Board of Education voted unanimously to hire Alicia Fitzpatrick as the new school system finance director. Fitzpatrick comes from Madison County, where she served as system bookkeeper. Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey said that in that role, she...

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All Clear After Live Grenade Found At Currahee Military Museum

May 18, 2015
All Clear After Live Grenade Found At Currahee Military Museum

All is clear now in downtown Toccoa after a live grenade was found Friday at the Currahee Military Museum. Stephens County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Andy Myers said sheriff’s deputies responded during the 11 a.m. hour Friday and began cordoning off an area in the parking lot of the museum on Alexander Street in...

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Teen Passes Away From Injuries From Accident

May 18, 2015

A teenager has passed away from injuries suffered when he was hit by a vehicle earlier this month along Highway 17. 16-year-old Wesley Teate passed away Saturday at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta. Teate was injured when he walking along Georgia Highway 17 in the Martin area near the Stephens-Franklin County line, just after...

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St. Mary’s Outlines Plan for Ty Cobb

May 18, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The future is looking good for Ty Cobb Regional Medical Center in Lavonia, that is if the State Attorney General’s office approves the sale of the hospital to St. Mary’s Healthcare of Athens. At a public hearing earlier this month, St. Mary’s Healthcare President and CEO Don McKenna...

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NTHS Induction At Currahee Campus

May 18, 2015

North Georgia Technical College honors students inducted in to the National Technical Honor Society. The special ceremony took place last month on the Currahee Campus of North Georgia Tech. NTHS is America’s highest award for excellence in career and technical education. The mission of the organization is to honor student achievement and leadership, promote...

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Stephens Co. Relay for Life Tonight

May 15, 2015

Stephens County’s annual Relay for Life takes place tonight in downtown Toccoa. The annual event to benefit the American Cancer Society will run from 6 p.m. to midnight on Doyle Street in downtown Toccoa between Sage Street and Alexander Street. American Cancer Society Community Manager Cameron Lopez says that they are looking forward to...

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NGTC, Stephens Co. Schools Partnering With Driver’s Ed

May 15, 2015

A partnership will allow students in Stephens County to continue to have access to a free driver’s education class. Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey made the announcement at a Stephens County Board of Education work session on Thursday. As part of the budget reduction plan approved last month by the Stephens County Board...

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Peace Officer Memorial Day Today

May 15, 2015

Law enforcement locally and around the nation are marking Peace Officer Memorial Day today. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that in commemoration of Peace Officer Memorial Day today, the flag at the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office will be lowered to half staff today. Shirley said he asks those in the area with flags...

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TFC Commencement This Weekend

May 15, 2015

Toccoa Falls College will hold its Spring Commencement this weekend on campus. Commencement is set for 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Grace Chapel and Performing Arts Center on the TFC campus. 118 students are graduating in the Class of 2015 at Toccoa Falls College. This year’s commencement speaker is Dr. Gary D. Chapman. He is...

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