Bella Nails and Spa Holds Ribbon Cutting

A new nail salon opens its doors in Toccoa. Bella Nails and Spa has opened its doors and celebrated Thursday with a Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting. Chris Nguyen is one of the owners of the business. He said that they offer a wide range of services. “We do manicures and pedicures, from basic up to higher pedicures,” said […]

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Clarkesville Police Issue Call For Help in Investigation

Authorities in Habersham County are asking for assistance in a burglary investigation. On its Facebook page, the Clarkesville Police Department said it needs the public’s help in identifying the subjects occupying a vehicle of which authorities have posted a photo. That photo can be seen on our website, wnegradio.com. Clarkesville Police said these individuals are wanted for questioning in reference […]

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Lavonia Gathers For Prayer Vigil

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A community touched by events last week comes together in prayer. Hundreds gathered at Lavonia Elementary School Sunday evening to pray for local law enforcement and protection, joining city and county law enforcement officers from across Northeast Georgia for a prayer vigil in the wake of the shootings of two Lavonia Police officers last […]

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Stephens Gets CCRPI Scores

Stephens County is reacting to the latest College and Career Ready Performance Index, or CCRPI, scores released by the state. Recently, the state announced the CCRPI scores for the 2015-2016 school year. The CCRPI is Georgia’s statewide accountability system, implemented in 2012 to replace No Child Left Behind’s Adequate Yearly Progress measurement, after the U.S. Department of Education granted Georgia’s […]

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Toccoa Commission Meeting Today

The Toccoa City Commission will wrap up its calendar year later today with a regularly scheduled meeting. Toccoa City Commissioners will meet at 5 p.m. today at Toccoa City Hall for their final scheduled meeting of 2016. City commissioners moved this meeting up a week since December 26 is a city holiday. On today’s agenda, the city commission is expected […]

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Bell Speaks on Recent Ga. Police Shootings

Peace Officers Association of Georgia President and Stephens County Commissioner Dennis Bell is speaking out after two officers were shot and injured in Lavonia this week. Bell, who is also the Police Chief in the Madison County town of Comer, made his comments not only after the Lavonia incident, but also after a week in which six police officers were […]

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Hospital Announces Christmas Card Contest Winner

Stephens County Hospital recognizes a local student for winning its annual Christmas Card contest. Thursday, hospital officials went to Toccoa Elementary School to congratulate 4th grader Luke Duncan on winning this year’s Christmas Card contest. Each year, 4th and 5th graders submit artwork that the hospital chooses from and the winning design is used on the front of the hospital’s […]

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Jarrell Issues Counterfeit Bill Warning

Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell is asking area retailers to be on the lookout for counterfeit bills this holiday season. Jarrell said that the Toccoa Police Department has been receiving several counterfeit bills in denominations of $5 and $20. He said the police department is asking everyone to check money they receive, especially restaurants who deliver. According to Jarrell, most […]

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