Lady Indians Begin Region Tourney Today

The Stephens County Lady Indians softball team will play Oconee County this afternoon in the Region 8-AAAA tournament in Jefferson. Game time is set for 2 p.m. The Lady Indians finished the season as the number 2 team in the region, and earned an automatic berth in the region final 4 and a spot in the state tournament. Jefferson finished […]

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Nestle’ Purina to bring jobs to Northeast Georgia

Gov. Nathan Deal today announced that Nestlé Purina PetCare Co. will create as many as 240 new jobs and invest $320 million in a manufacturing facility and distribution center in Hartwell. “Our business-friendly climate, highly skilled workforce and unmatched logistics infrastructure continue to attract industry-leading manufacturers like Purina to Georgia,” said Deal. “With this new facility, Purina will build upon […]

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State Labor Commissioner in Toccoa Wednesday

State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said today that a business summit called Employers in The Know will be held in Toccoa tomorrow. The summit is one in a series of 12 being held throughout the state. “We began holding these seminars because employers throughout the state told us they needed better access to information,” Butler said. “At these seminars, the […]

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Program designed to help Veterans

The fourth annual Smoky Mountains Veteran Stand Down will be held Oct. 5 to help support local veterans with essential care. The program is designed to help homeless veterans, veterans at risk of becoming homeless or those who struggle to get by and cannot afford proper care. President and Founder Mark Schuler spoke with WNEG, yesterday, to discuss the significance […]

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New Software reason for some high bills

Some Toccoa City utility customers are up in arms about receiving bills that are double or triple what they are normally billed. One customer posted a photo of her bill on Facebook that said she owed $28,000. Other customers say while their latest bill hasn’t been that much, they have also received extremely high utility bills. City Manager Billy Morse […]

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Humane Shelter needs Donations

The Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter is in need of funds. Due to a recent $20,000 budget cut, the humane shelter is in need of donations from the community to help maintain the shelter, pay expenses and take care of animals housed there. Board Member Peggy Chambers told WNEG that the shelter is in great need of donations. “When the budget […]

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Fatal Wreck still under Investigation

Still no word on whether charges will be filed against a juvenile involved in a wreck that killed a Toccoa mother and her daughter. On Monday, Georgia State Patrol Toccoa Post commander Sgt. Chad Johnson said investigators with the Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team are waiting for the results of a toxicology report, which he said could take several weeks. GSP […]

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