DPH now reporting 144 cases of COVID-19 in Stephens County after previously reporting 147 cases

The Georgia Department of Public Health is now reporting 144 cases of COVID-19 in Toccoa-Stephens County. On Thursday, the DPH was originally reporting 147 cases; however, that number has since dropped by three. To date, Stephens County has had three deaths due to complications from COVID-19. Habersham County continues to be the county hit the hardest in our area with […]

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Early voting ends today in Stephens County

Early voting ends today at 5 p.m. in Toccoa-Stephens County. Anyone wishing to cast an early ballot, today is your last chance to vote before Tuesday’s election. According to Stephens County Registrar Eureka Gober, the registrar’s office will be open today from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. for residents to take advantage of the early voting period. Gober says all […]

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Leadbetter named CFO at SCH

Stephens County Hospital welcomes its new Chief Financial Officer Ray Leadbetter. During the recent Stephens County Hospital Authority meeting, the board approved a motion to appoint Leadbetter to the position of CFO. Stephens County Hospital Chief Executive Officer Mike Hester says he looks forward to having Leadbetter on board. WNEG News spoke with Leadbetter Wednesday about his new role at […]

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DPH reports 3rd COVID-19 related death in Stephens County

The Georgia Department of Public Health is reporting a third COVID-19 related death in Toccoa-Stephens County As of Thursday afternoon, the DPH reported 144 cases of COVID-19 in Toccoa-Stephens County. To date, Stephens County has had three deaths due to complications from COVID-19. Habersham County continues to be the county hit the hardest in our area with 545 positive cases […]

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ALERT Stephens County now available to residents

Stephens County Emergency Management has announced that ALERT Stephens County is now available to all residents. ALERT Stephens County is a free service that allows individuals to sign-up for notifications sent from state and local authorities. According to Stephens County Emergency Management Director Danielle Rhodes the notifications keep residents and travellers informed, in real-time, on potentially hazardous situations involving weather, […]

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Toccoa man arrested following traffic stop in Habersham County

A Toccoa man was arrested in Habersham County recently following a traffic stop that led Sheriff’s Deputies to uncover a quantity of methamphetamine. According to Habersham County Sheriff Joey Terrell, the incident occurred May 28, just after midnight, in Alto, when Habersham County Deputies pulled over 28-year-old Cornelia resident Cody Ray Bennett and 22-year-old Toccoa resident Jonathan Tyler Norton at […]

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Latest Announcements Related to Covid-19…Updated Daily

Out of caution to prevent the spread of COVID-19, several local agencies have announced changes with group activities, including schools, government, organizations, businesses and courts in Toccoa-Stephens County and surrounding area. Schools The Class of 2020 Graduation Commencement Ceremony is scheduled for July 17, 2020. The school nutrition department will continue to provide meals without a break in service into […]

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Kemp Covers Protests, Covid-19 in Tuesday’s Press Briefing

“Good afternoon, everyone. Today I’m joined by Commissioner of Public Health Dr. Kathleen Toomey, GEMA Director Homer Bryson, Adjutant General Tom Carden, Colonel Gary Vowell, Lt. Colonel Chris Wright, Captain Nikki Renfroe, Department of Corrections Commissioner Tim Ward, Assistant Commissioner Ahmed Holt, Department of Juvenile Justice Commissioner Tyrone Oliver, Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Mark Williams, Georgia Bureau of Investigations […]

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