Eastanollee couple arrested for trafficking meth

An Eastanollee couple has been arrested after investigators with the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office found drugs at their residence on Turner Circle. According to Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley, on April 13, investigators with his office were called out to a theft on Wolfpit Road in Eastanollee. Once on scene, investigators were shown surveillance footage that showed a female subject, […]

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Stephens County to decide next step following FCC’s approval

The Stephens County Board of Commissioners will be deciding the next steps to take in countering an appeal to overturn recent approval by the FCC. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved Stephens County’s request to lift its Orphan County Status earlier this month; however, in January, the county received notice that the Carolinas stations had filed an appeal against Stephens […]

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Post-Legislative Coffee slated for Monday, April 22

Newly elected State House Representative for District 28 Chris Erwin will join State Senator John Wilkinson for the post-legislative coffee in Toccoa on Monday. Both Wilkinson and Erwin will review the issues that were addressed during this past legislative session of the Georgia General Assembly. Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce President Julie Paysen says the event is a way for […]

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Stephens County 4-H’ers take home 35 awards at district competition

A group of Stephens County Cloverleaf 4-H’ers recently took home 35 awards during the 4-H District Project Achievement event in South Jackson. There were 11 counties represented, and 320 competitors during the district-wide competition. Stephens County 4-H Agent Susan Yearwood says this year, Stephens County had 55 4-H’ers participating at Cloverleaf District Project Achievement, and the Stephens County 4-H delegation […]

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WNEG Quality of Life Show Thursday

The WNEG Quality of Life Show is this Thursday from 4-7 P.M. at the Stephens County Recreation Department’s Rose Lane Activity Center. Food samples from X-Factor Grill, Victoria’s Sweet Treats, and Java Station will be available. There will also be a pollinator station, a chance to plant a pollinator and fire fighting gear with photo ops. And Smokey the Bear […]

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GBI Investigates Stabbing in Demorest

In Habersham County, agents with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are investigating a stabbing at an apartment in Demorest. Authorities say it happened Monday night. Demorest Police were called to an apartment in the Demorest Court Apartments around 9p. Upon arrival, officers learned that the victim of the stabbing, 18-year old Miguel Axel Pascual, of Mt. Airy, had been transported […]

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Arrest Made in Poplar Springs Shooting Death

Franklin County investigators have arrested a Lavonia man in the case of a man shot and killed in the Gumlog Community. 29-year old Billy Whitworth of Lavonia faces multiple charges in the death of Michael John Ehlers of Poplar Springs. It happened last Friday, April 12, according to Franklin County Sheriff Steve Thomas. “On April 12th 911 requested Franklin County […]

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