Two deputies treated for Hypothermia after Stephens County man drives truck into Lake Hartwell

Few details have been released regarding a Stephens County man who made several sporadic decisions that led to two sheriff’s deputies being submerged in the frigid water of Lake Hartwell. According to Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley, the incident occurred Tuesday night, after his office was dispatched to a domestic dispute call. Shirley says an intoxicated man, whose identify has […]

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SCSO continues search for robbery suspect

Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley is asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect responsible for the robbery of a Toccoa business that occurred on Monday. Shirley tells WNEG News that when his deputies arrived on scene, they learned that the suspect was possibly armed, and was last seen running behind Kelly’s Construction into the wooded area in the […]

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Toccoa pair arrested after leading sheriff’s deputies on a brief chase

Two Toccoa residents have been arrested after leading Stephens County Sheriff’s Deputies on a foot chase. According to Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley the incident occurred during the early morning hours of Sunday, November 3, after deputies received a complaint about a 4-wheeler riding on the roads, in the area of North Broad River Road. After waiting for several minutes […]

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Suspect who fled the scene of a Toccoa business remains at-large following chase on Monday

Correction: WNEG News erroneously reported that the suspect, who fled on foot on Monday, had been captured; however, that was incorrect. The suspect remains at-large.   Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley is asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect responsible for the robbery of a Toccoa business that occurred on Monday. Shirley tells WNEG News that when his […]

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SCSO and TPD continues to search for Monday’s robbery suspect

Both Stephens County Middle School and Stephens County High School were on lock-down yesterday, after officials with Stephens County Sheriff’s Office and the Toccoa Police Department worked to locate the person responsible for a robbery at a local business. According to Toccoa Police Chief Jimmy Mize, the wanted subject took off after robbing the business. Around 3:45 p.m. Monday, Stephens […]

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Three Stephens County professionals graduate from Georgia Academy for Economic Development

Three Stephens County professionals recently graduated from the 2019 Region 2 Multi-Day Training Program through the Georgia Academy for Economic Development. Jason Scott, Mary Smith and Samantha Rickman were recognized at the October 29 graduation ceremony. Class participants represented a number of professional and non-professional economic development fields, including elected officials, public servants, business leaders, educators, and social service providers. […]

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SCBC will meet this morning

The Stephens County Board of Commissioners will meet later this morning for its regular scheduled meeting. On the agenda, the board will consider a motion to approve a purchase order for a used vehicle for the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office not to exceed $30,000 for the police rated vehicle, and $4,000 for the equipping of the vehicle to be paid […]

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Time is running out to purchase your tickets for Ritz Theatre’s 80 for 80 Celebration

Tickets for the Historic Ritz Theatre’s planned 80th anniversary celebration are still available. The celebration will be an evening of entertainment and culminates with a screening of The Wizard of Oz, which was released the same year the Ritz Theatre opened its doors back in 1939. According to Friends of the Ritz, Inc. President Keith Kozicki, the 80th anniversary party […]

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