New Toccoa Police Substation dedicated in honor of Curtis Scott

The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon tying ceremony on Thursday for the Toccoa Police Curtis Scott Substation. The Toccoa Police Curtis Scott Substation is located at 589 South Pond Street, in Toccoa. According to Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce President Julie Paysen a ribbon tying ceremony symbolizes a community coming around a local business or organization in […]

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SCHS Head Football Coach this week’s winner of Atlanta Falcons Coach of the Week

The Week 4 winner of the Atlanta Falcons Coach of the Week, presented by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, is Stephens County Head Football Coach Wesley Tankersley. As part of the Coach of the Week program, the NFL and Atlanta Falcons will recognize head high school varsity football coaches across the states of Georgia and Alabama for their hard work and dedication […]

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National Hunting and Fishing Day is this Saturday

National Hunting and Fishing Day is held every year on the fourth Saturday of September. This year, on Sept. 25, plan to attend and participate at any of the Free Scheduled Events, encourages the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division (WRD). WRD Director Ted Will says, “National Hunting and Fishing Day events are a great way to introduce […]

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COVID cases continue to increase in Stephens County

The number of COVID cases continues to increase in Stephens County. According to the Department of Public Health, there have been 4,102 total cases of COVID-19 in Stephens County, since the start of the pandemic, an increase of 205 since WNEG’s report earlier this week. The DPH is reporting 84 confirmed COVID-related deaths in Stephens County, two more since WNEG’s […]

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Toccoa man arrested following 6-months long investigation

After six months, an investigation yields large amounts of marijuana, trafficking amounts of methamphetamine, heroin and firearms. According to Toccoa Police Chief Jimmy Mize, on Friday, September 17, law enforcement officers were located at 1520 Defoor Road, in Toccoa, for the purpose of executing a Fourth Amendment Waiver search on 26-year-old Shaun Mayfield, a known Gangster Disciple Criminal Street Gang […]

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SCHA offers CFO position to Tabor

The Stephens County Hospital Authority’s Personnel Committee has recommended the Authority appoint a Chief Financial Officer. According to Board Member Paula Dickerson, the personnel committee interviewed some candidates for the position and ultimately is recommending Britton Tabor be appointed as CFO. Tabor told the Authority that he was impressed with the leadership’s vision for the hospital’s future. He said that […]

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SCSO rules out foul play in drowning

Stephens County Sheriff’s Office has announced that no foul play is suspected in Sunday’s drowning. Stephens County Coroner Chris Stephens confirmed that one person died after drowning in Lake Hartwell at a residence on Ridgemore Circle. According to Stephens, Stephens County 911 received the call around 1:34 p.m. regarding a possible drowning. Multiple agencies from Stephens and Oconee counties responded […]

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Georgia Rural Hospital Tax Credit reaches 2021 limit, set to reopen 2022

During Monday night’s Special Called meeting, Stephens County Hospital Foundation Director Pamela Jones announced to the Stephens County Hospital Authority Board that the Georgia Rural Hospital Tax Credit Program has allocated all allotted funds for the 2021 calendar year. As WNEG News has been reporting, the Georgia Rural Hospital Tax Credit Program allows Georgia taxpayers to receive 100 percent state […]

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