IRS Scam reported in Stephens County

The Internal Revenue Service is issuing some important reminders after another scam was reported in the area. Someone called WNEG recently and said that they received a phone call from someone claiming to be from the IRS. According to that person, the caller told them they owed the IRS a significant amount of money and if they did not pay […]

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Historic Plaque Program dedicates 4th Historic building for 2018-2019

Main Street Toccoa recently held its fourth historic plaque unveiling of the 2018-2019 series. According to Main Street Manager Christian Hamilton the unveiling was dedicated to the downtown building, at 46 East Doyle Street, the current location of Just Right Catering and the former location of the Main Street Cafe. He says the ceremony brought out many community members, including […]

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$20K worth of illegal drugs uncovered in Cornelia

Earlier this week, in Habersham County, a Cornelia man was arrested after authorities uncovered $20,000 worth of drugs. On Wednesday, the Habersham County Sheriff’s Office, the Department of Community Supervision, the Department of Corrections’ K-9 Unit, and the Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office executed a search warrant of the residence at 277 Hubert Hill Road, in Cornelia. The home is […]

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The last Open Mic Night before Finale is Monday

The second annual Open Mic Night will host its fourth monthly competition next Monday evening at the Ritz Theatre in downtown Toccoa. Ritz Theatre General Manager Danita Gaudette says this is the final preliminary round. The competition is open to the general public and contestants do not have to be from Toccoa-Stephens County. However, it’s important those who want to […]

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Locals Feel Early Morning Earthquake

You may have been rattled out of a sound sleep this morning when an earthquake rumbled through our area. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the magnitude 4.4 earthquake hit about 4:14 this morning with the epicenter just north of Chattanooga in Decatur, Tennessee. The U.S. Geological Survey reported an aftershock about 13 minutes later that registered a 3.3 magnitude. […]

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Scientists Expect More Aftershocks After Wednesday Quake

Wednesday morning’s earthquake in Eastern Tennessee was not as uncommon as you might think. Don Blakeman is a Geo-physicist with the U.S. Geological Survey. Blakeman says earthquakes in the Southeast are not uncommon, but quakes over 4.0 and over are rare. “They are actually very common, particularly in this area,” he explained. “Where this earthquake happened is part of what’s […]

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Piedmont, St. Mary’s Healthcare Urging Flu Vaccines Amid Increased Influenza Cases

Georgia is experiencing increased levels of influenza (flu) illnesses, according to health experts. And on Tuesday, experts at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center and St. Mary’s Health Care System issued an urgent plea for area residents to take precautions to protect themselves and their families from the flu this season. Dr. Robert Sinyard, M.D., chief medical officer at Piedmont Athens […]

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