City to Apply for Grant to Upgrade Downtown Passage Way

The City of Toccoa is expected to approve a plan to apply for another Georgia Tourism Product Development Grant. At their work session Monday, City Manager Billy Morse told the Board of Commissioners the grant, if approved, would go to renovate an area downtown. “We propose that we submit a grant to the Georgia Economic Development Authority for a tourism […]

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Toccoa to celebrate Train Day this weekend

Toccoa Train Day is tomorrow, June 15, in Downtown Toccoa. Sponsored by Main Street Toccoa, Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby says the annual event begins at 6:15a with the arrival of the Amtrak Crescent Line, which draws a small but faithful crowd. “Unfortunately, the train comes in at 6:16a and 10:15p at night, but we always have a hearty bunch who […]

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County adopts Nuisance Abatement Ordinance after hearing from citizens

The Stephens County Board of Commissioners has adopted the Nuisance Abatement Ordinance during its regular scheduled meeting Tuesday. During the public hearing, Stephens County Attorney Brian Ranck reminded those attending that the ordinance is for the abatement of unsafe properties. “This ordinance is an option for the county, when you have an unsafe or unfit property that’s not suitable for […]

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Three Arrested in White County Multi-Agency Drug Bust

Three people are facing charges in White County, including a former White County Detention officer, after a multi-agency drug bust. Mitchell Posey with the Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office tells WNEG News that on June 5th, White County Sheriff’s investigators, agents with ARDEO arrested three individuals following a joint investigation. Posey said their investigation led authorities to the area of […]

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HCSO assist in chase that crossed state lines

The Hart County Sheriff’s Office recently assisted the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office in recovering a stolen vehicle after a vehicle chase that crossed state lines. According to Hart County Sheriff Mike Cleveland, his office received a call, Monday afternoon, that Sherriff’s deputies with Anderson, South Carolina were chasing a white Ford Expedition stolen out of Anderson. The suspect, identified as […]

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