Rotary receives $300,000

The Rotary Club of Toccoa was presented a $300,000 check for the Rotary Foundation. When the Stephens County Education Fund dissolved, the organization sought out a 501(c)(3) that would utilize the funds to promote education throughout Stephens County. Bob Defenbaugh, a member of the Rotary Club and Former President of SCEF, told WNEG News about the check presentation and what […]

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No election in Toccoa or Martin

Tuesday is the general election across the state of Georgia; however, for Stephens County neither Toccoa nor Martin will be holding an election. With no one qualifying, aside from incumbents, for either municipality, Chief Registrar Bill Cochran told WNEG News that there will be no need for an election. According to Toccoa City Clerk Fredda Wheeler, both incumbent City Commissioners, […]

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Coroner gets new vehicle

During last week’s County Commission meeting, the commissioners approved the purchase of a new vehicle for County Coroner Chris Stephens. Earlier in Oct. County Clerk Beth Rider sent out eight requests for bids for a new county vehicle. The county received two bids, the first from Mike Jones Ford in Eastanollee, the other bid came from Jacky Jones, in Cleveland. […]

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TFC to host NCCAA

Toccoa Falls College will be hosting the National Christian College Athletic Association Division 2 South Region Volleyball Tournament this weekend. The tournament will get underway at 12 noon Friday at the Lois Delaney Gym and will conclude with a championship match Saturday afternoon at 3:30. The winner of the 6-team tourney will go on to the National finals at Bob […]

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Late night shooting under investigation

Authorities are investigating a shooting that occurred Wednesday night around 10:45 p.m. When officers approached the scene on Prather Bridge Road, in Toccoa, near Willowdale three males armed with guns fled when the officer arrived. This is the fifth shooting that has occurred in the city of Toccoa in the past three months. The previous shooting, that took place was […]

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Moogie-Q slated for Saturday

The Toccoa American Legion is gearing up for its annual Moogie-Q. This year’s annual Bar-b-que event is coming up Saturday at the American Legion Post on East Doyle St. Post member William Tucker says the annual cookout is a long standing fundraiser for the American Legion. The fundraiser continues with Moogie’s sons, Johnny and Thumper. Tucker says the money raised […]

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Early morning accident takes life of cyclist

A fatal accident, involving a bicycle and a motor vehicle, this morning has taken the life of a 51-year-old, South Carolina man, authorities reported this afternoon. The wreck occurred Tuesday morning around 6:30 a.m. on Rock Creek Road, in Toccoa. The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched along with the Georgia State Patrol Post 7 to the scene of the […]

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SCSS receives honorary level in Golden Radish Awards

Georgia’s Departments of Agriculture, Education and Public Health, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension and Georgia Organics came together at the historic Georgia Railroad Freight Depot to celebrate over 40 percent of Georgia school districts with outstanding farm to school programs. Stephens County School System was recognized at the Honorary level for their commitment to farm to school during the 2016-17 […]

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Stolen items, from Martin, recovered in South Carolina

Cameron Douglas Goolsby, 47, of Toccoa, found himself behind bars after taking the Stephens County Sheriff’s office on a search across state lines for a stolen lawnmower this past week. Property stolen from Stephens County was recovered in South Carolina, according to authorities. The Sheriff’s Office received a report of a riding lawnmower that had been taken from a residence […]

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Sen. Wilkinson presents Sec. Perdue with honors

Senator John Wilkinson presents U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue with resolution honoring service. Sen. Wilkinson, along with Sens. Jeff Mullis, Steve Gooch and Butch Miller recently met with Perdue in Washington, D.C., to present him with a resolution congratulating him on his recent cabinet appointment. The resolution presented to Sec. Perdue congratulated him on his appointment to President Donald J. […]

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