County adopts Nuisance Abatement Ordinance after hearing from citizens

The Stephens County Board of Commissioners has adopted the Nuisance Abatement Ordinance during its regular scheduled meeting Tuesday. During the public hearing, Stephens County Attorney Brian Ranck reminded those attending that the ordinance is for the abatement of unsafe properties. “This ordinance is an option for the county, when you have an unsafe or unfit property that’s not suitable for […]

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HCSO assist in chase that crossed state lines

The Hart County Sheriff’s Office recently assisted the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office in recovering a stolen vehicle after a vehicle chase that crossed state lines. According to Hart County Sheriff Mike Cleveland, his office received a call, Monday afternoon, that Sherriff’s deputies with Anderson, South Carolina were chasing a white Ford Expedition stolen out of Anderson. The suspect, identified as […]

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Guardrail being installed on W. Currahee Street, today

One lane of West Currahee Street, formerly Dicks Hill Parkway, will be closed for the remainder of today while a permanent guardrail is being installed. Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers confirmed on Tuesday, that crews started the installation Tuesday morning. Ayers adds that one lane is closed to traffic and traffic control is in place to direct traffic, while the […]

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Sprinkle named 2019 National CASA Volunteer of the Year

The Northeast Georgia Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) recently received national recognition after one of their volunteers, Jeff Sprinkle, was named the 2019 CASA Volunteer of the Year. Sprinkle is the volunteer in-service coordinator for Northeast Georgia CASA. The CASA Volunteer of the Year award recognizes a CASA Volunteer who has made significant contributions to promoting the best interest of […]

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Earthquake near Lake Hartwell on Sunday measures 2.3

WNEG News has received confirmation from officials of an earthquake that occurred near Lake Hartwell, Sunday night. According to the United States Geological Survey, the quake measured 2.3 on the Richter scale. The quake hit just before 11 p.m., three miles west of Reed Creek, in Hart County. There were no injuries or damages reported, but some residents in the […]

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A Habersham County man will serve 25 years in prison for two counts of sexual exploitation of a child

A Habersham County man will spend the next 25 years in prison after being convicted of two counts of sexual exploitation of children. According to Mountain Judicial Circuit District Attorney George Christian, 40-year-old Charles Keith Herring received his sentence following a 4-day trial in Habersham County Superior Court. Mountain Judicial Circuit Chief Judge Russell Smith presided over the case. During […]

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County Administrator says Nuisance Abatement Ordinance is “absolute last resort”

The second reading of Stephens County proposed Nuisance Abatement Ordinance will be held on Tuesday, during the Stephens County Board of Commissioners regular scheduled meeting. Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers tells WNEG News that the County Commissioners have been considering this ordinance for several years. “The Nuisance Abatement Ordinance is actually one that the Stephens County Board of Commissioners has […]

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