IRS Scam reported in Stephens County

The Internal Revenue Service is issuing some important reminders after another scam was reported in the area. Someone called WNEG recently and said that they received a phone call from someone claiming to be from the IRS. According to that person, the caller told them they owed the IRS a significant amount of money and if they did not pay […]

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Historic Plaque Program dedicates 4th Historic building for 2018-2019

Main Street Toccoa recently held its fourth historic plaque unveiling of the 2018-2019 series. According to Main Street Manager Christian Hamilton the unveiling was dedicated to the downtown building, at 46 East Doyle Street, the current location of Just Right Catering and the former location of the Main Street Cafe. He says the ceremony brought out many community members, including […]

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$20K worth of illegal drugs uncovered in Cornelia

Earlier this week, in Habersham County, a Cornelia man was arrested after authorities uncovered $20,000 worth of drugs. On Wednesday, the Habersham County Sheriff’s Office, the Department of Community Supervision, the Department of Corrections’ K-9 Unit, and the Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office executed a search warrant of the residence at 277 Hubert Hill Road, in Cornelia. The home is […]

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The last Open Mic Night before Finale is Monday

The second annual Open Mic Night will host its fourth monthly competition next Monday evening at the Ritz Theatre in downtown Toccoa. Ritz Theatre General Manager Danita Gaudette says this is the final preliminary round. The competition is open to the general public and contestants do not have to be from Toccoa-Stephens County. However, it’s important those who want to […]

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SCHS pitcher Emma Whitfield makes All-State First Team

The Georgia Athletic Coaches Association has released their 2018 All-State Softball Teams. Stephens County pitcher Emma Whitfield made the first team. Two other Region 8-AAAA teams are represented:  Oconee County’s Hannah Patridge and Morgan Tyler made first team and Chloe Middlebrooks made the second team. Four Madison County players made second team:  Laney Bales, Ella Chancy, Laken Minish, and Emma Strickland. In […]

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Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber celebrates with a ribbon cutting ceremony for Jaymarz Signs & GRAF-X

The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce recently celebrated the expansion of a local business with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Jaymarz Signs & GRAF-X is owned by Jason Tanner. Tanner recently sat down with WNEG News to talk about the many services his business offers. “Jaymarz Signs & GRAF-X, we started it 14-years-ago, yesterday. I actually started it from the master […]

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