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Stephens Co. Special Olympic Spring Games Set For Friday

May 6, 2014

Stephens County’s Special Olympic athletes will take to the track later this week for their annual Spring Games. The 2014 Stephens County Special Olympic Spring Games are Friday at the Stephens County High School track in Toccoa. Stephens County Special Olympics Public Relations and Fundraising Chair Letty Beatty said everything will start at 9...

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Another Phone Scam Reported In Area

May 6, 2014

Even with tax season complete, telephone tax scams are apparently continuing. AM 630 WNEG has received a report that an area resident received a phone call on Friday from someone speaking with what was described as a “heavy accent” claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service. According to the report, the caller tried...

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NGTC Clarkesville Campus To Test Siren Today

May 5, 2014

North Georgia Technical College said it will start testing the siren/alert on its Clarkesville campus on a regular monthly schedule beginning later today. The test will take place today at noon and school officials say the siren will sound for 10 to 15 seconds. According to North Georgia Tech, if it is an actual...

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T-SC Humane Shelter Wins Hero Award

May 5, 2014

The Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter will be recognized by the American Red Cross in Athens later this month with the local chapter’s 2014 Animal Rescue Award. The rescue of nine dogs from a drained retention pond in February of this year prompted the nomination and subsequent selection for the honor according to Shelter Director...

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Payco Ribbon Cutting

May 5, 2014
Payco Ribbon Cutting

The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony last Thursday for Payco Payroll Services out of Cornelia. Payco representative Carolyn Culpepper tells us the services they provide. “We are a payroll and small business service provider.” says Culpepper “we customize our payroll services, and make a package to fit the needs...

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NGTC Honors Literacy Volunteers

May 5, 2014

Achieving a GED takes hard work, dedication, and hours of coaching from a team of instructors and volunteers who believe in the dreams of others. Throughout Northeast Georgia, North Georgia Technical College’s learning centers offer free classes to those who wish to attain their GED or prepare for college entrance tests. The level of...

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Taste of Toccoa Awards Presented

May 5, 2014
Taste of Toccoa Awards Presented

Main Street Toccoa held its award ceremony for the 24th Annual Taste of Toccoa on Friday afternoon at City Hall. This year 15 restaurants and caterers participated plus the farmer’s market and a total of 26,001 tokens were collected at the event. First place awards were presented to the following businesses: Best Representation of...

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Larry Krul Leaves Post as Stephens County Building Inspector

May 5, 2014

Stephens County is looking to fill a position. Larry Krul’s last day on the job as Building Inspector with the county was last week. Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers says the process is in place to hire a replacement soon. “We did post the job of building official/planning director that runs for about two...

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Toccoa Ingles Adding Gas Station

May 5, 2014

You may have seen some construction happening on Big A Road in Toccoa in front of Ingles. The construction is a part of Ingles as the local store is adding a gas station in front. City of Toccoa Planning Director Connie Tabor tells WNEG News about the station. “The Ingles gas station will have...

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Local Observance of Day of Prayer

May 2, 2014
Local Observance of Day of Prayer

Thursday, May 1st, was the National Day of Prayer.  This is the 63rd year the National Holiday has been recognized.  The Annual Community Observance was held at 12 noon on the square of the Historic Stephens County Courthouse.   Stephens County High School Fellowship of Christian Athletes presented the program and led those who had...

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