News

Job Fair Friday In Stephens Co.

October 16, 2014

An annual job fair comes to Stephens County Friday. It is the eighth annual Northeast Georgia Job Fair and Career Expo on Friday from noon to 3 p.m. at the Currahee Campus of North Georgia Technical College, located on Highway 17 between Toccoa and Martin, in Stephens County. The Georgia Department of Labor’s Toccoa...

Read more »

Rain Not Upping Lake Levels Yet

October 16, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia All of the rain over the past few days has not put a dent in the lake levels yet. According to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Hartwell Lake remains about five feet below full pool. Corps spokesman Billy Birdwell said that means the Drought Trigger Level 1...

Read more »

No Widespread Damage After Tuesday Morning Storms

October 15, 2014

Officials said there was no major widespread damage after severe storms moved through Toccoa and Stephens County Tuesday morning. Stephens County was under a tornado warning for a time Tuesday between 7:50 a.m. and 8:45 a.m., but the National Weather Service said it did not have any reports of confirmed tornado touchdowns. County authorities...

Read more »

Commission Leaves All Options On Table for Operating Pines Golf Course

October 15, 2014

Toccoa City Commissioners say they will continue to look at all options for operating the city-owned Pines Golf Course moving forward. Commissioners talked about the golf course at a work session on Monday. The city-owned, nine-hole course on Black Mountain Road has been closed since late August, when the previous operator informed the city...

Read more »

Stephens Co. To Pursue Reinstatement of Litter Pickup Crew

October 15, 2014

Stephens County Commissioners will look to re-instate an inmate work crew to pick up litter off of the county’s roads at the start of January 2015. However, it remains unclear as to whether it will be county or state inmates doing the work. Tuesday, Stephens County Commissioners discussed the re-instatement of the state inmate...

Read more »

City Commission Approves Insurance Plan, Manhole Replacement

October 15, 2014

Toccoa City Commissioners approve the health insurance policy for city employees next year. Commissioners unanimously approved that at their meeting Monday. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said that the current provider will charge the city an eight percent increase in the rate starting on January 1. With the rate increase and what commissioners approved...

Read more »

Bond Hearing Today for Teen Charged in Shooting Death

October 15, 2014

A 15-year-old charged with the shooting death of his mother in Stephens County last month is scheduled for a bond hearing this morning. Court records indicate the teen is scheduled to appear before Mountain Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge Russell Smith for that bond hearing at 9 a.m. today in Stephens County. The 15-year-old...

Read more »

Former Rabun Shelter Director Loses Sentence Appeal

October 15, 2014

By Charles Robertson, WRBN Radio, Clayton The former director of the Boggs Mountain Animal Shelter in Rabun County is denied a motion for a reduced sentence. Lowanda “Peanut” Kilby was in a Rabun County Courtroom Tuesday before Mountain Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge Russell Smith. Her attorney, Tim Healy, argued for a reduction in...

Read more »

City Pursues State Funds For Road-Related Work

October 14, 2014

Toccoa is pursuing state funding for further road improvements in the city. At their work session and meeting Monday, city commissioners looked at two state funding options for road-related projects in the city. First, commissioners considered the 2015 LMIG Project List. LMIG stands for Local Maintenance and Improvement Grant and is state money that...

Read more »

Planning Underway for Veterans Day Ceremony

October 14, 2014

Stephens County will mark Veterans Day next month and organizers are looking for community participation again this year. The American Legion Post 104, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4346, and Marine Corps League Currahee Mountain Detachment 1303 are inviting all civic and patriotic organizations to participate in the county’s 2014 Veterans Day’ Ceremony. That...

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