Today is Arbor Day in Toccoa

Today is Arbor Day in Toccoa. Earlier this week, City Commissioners voted and approved a proclamation designating, today, February 15, as Arbor Day in Toccoa. Hosted by Toccoa Main Street, the annual event, is celebrated by planting a tree. This year’s tree planting will take place at the newly constructed train viewing platform on Foreacre Street. Main Street Toccoa Events […]

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New scam targets local businesses

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a new scam. According to Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley, the scam has several local business owners reporting unauthorized credit card charges. He says the scammers are targeting businesses that take credit card payments over the phone. “People have been calling businesses on the phone asking to pay for an item or […]

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Chief Mize attends Winter Training Conference

The Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police recently held its annual Winter Training Conference for 2019. In those attending was Toccoa Police Chief Jimmy Mize. He says this year’s training covered a variety of topics. “This year’s training included presentations on Officer Response to Disasters, Quiet Cop, the Opioid Crisis, CIT (Crisis Intervention Team), Alarm Committee Panel Discussion, Peer Support […]

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Toccoa man arrested after armed robbery, chase

A Toccoa man has been charged with the armed robbery that took place last week. According to Toccoa Police Chief Jimmy Mize, on Friday, his officers and detectives were working on a tip to located Brandon Vinson, who was involved in  an armed robbery the day before. A traffic stop was initiated on his girlfriend’s car; however, officers were uncertain […]

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Stephens County’s petition to FCC has been disseminated, decision expected soon

Stephens County’s petition to the Federal Communications Commission has been disseminated. According to Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers, this means the county’s petition to move its orphan county citizens, receiving satellite TV services, back under the state in which they live, has been received by an FCC Official who will now review the petition. As WNEG News previously reported, the […]

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8 Indian wrestlers place at sectional tournament

The Stephens County Indian wrestling team had 8 wrestlers place at the sectional wrestling tournament held this past Saturday at West Laurens.  They will be competing in the GHSA state tournament this week in Macon. Athena Malek (girls division) 1st; McKayla Adams (girls division) 2nd; Chris Whisent 3rd @ 120 pounds; Nikko Beady 3rd @ 145 pounds; Trey Blackwell 7th @ 160 pounds; Bailey […]

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Walker signs with Reinhardt University

A Stephens County Indian will be headed to Reinhardt University this fall to play football. Garrison Walker held a signing ceremony Monday afternoon to announce he is going to Reinhardt, a Division 2 NAIA school in Waleska, Georgia. Garrison is the son of Gary and Sabrina Walker.  He was a 3-year starter for the Indians, playing offensive guard and defensive tackle; […]

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Main Street Toccoa celebrates 6th Historic plaque unveiling

Main Street Toccoa recently held its sixth historic plaque unveiling of  the 2018-2019 series. According to Main Street Manager Christian Hamilton, the unveiling was dedicated to the downtown building that formerly housed Stephens Federal Savings & Loan, and is currently occupied by Oconee Federal Savings & Loan, located on the corner of Doyle and Pond streets. Hamilton said Thursday’s ceremony […]

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SCHS Tennis teams sweep Lumpkin Co. Tuesday

The Stephens County High School tennis teams swept Lumpkin County Tuesday night in Dahlonega. The Lady Indians won 3-2 by taking #2 and #3 singles and #2 doubles matches. The Indian boys won by a match score of 4-1 by taking #1 and #3 singles and both doubles contests. Stephens County’s next match is this Friday at they play at St. […]

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