State Board of Elections complete investigation into seven violations at Stephens County Elections Office

Continuing our coverage from last week, the State Board of Elections released its findings regarding seven complaints involving the Stephens County Elections Office. According to information obtained by WNEG from the State Board of Elections under the Open Records Act, between November 2020 and January 2021, the Georgia Office of the Secretary of State Investigations Division received multiple complaints regarding […]

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Food and Drug Administration warns of new social media trend putting children and teens at risk

Another social media trend is putting children and teens at risk. Earlier this week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a press release warning consumers about a social media trend encouraging people to misuse nonprescription medications. These video challenges, which often target youth, can harm people, and even cause death. Nonprescription and over-the-counter drugs are readily available in many […]

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SCBC approve budget amendments for FY22

The Stephens County Board of Commissioners recently approved several amendments to the Fiscal Year 2022 budget. The decision was made last week, during the commission’s regular scheduled meeting. County Administrator Phyllis Ayers presented the item to the commission. “Board to consider motion to approve Fiscal Year 2022 Budget amendments for recreation, elections, chief executive, code enforcement, planning and zoning, building […]

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Traffic Pattern Shift now in place on Falls Road for Bridge replacement

As a reminder, the Georgia Department of Transportation initiated a traffic pattern shift on State Route 17A at Falls Road over Toccoa Creek. The shift is in place while the Georgia Department of Transportation and construction partner Williams Contracting Company LLC work to replace the existing 88-year-old bridge. Construction is expected to last for four months. The speed limit in […]

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Stephens County Election Supervisor reminds voters of important change to November Election

Stephens County Election Supervisor Krista Terry is reminding voters that election day voting will look a little different in November. Terry says, voters will be able to cast ballots at the Stephens County Senior Center and the Stephens County Recreation Department’s Gym adjacent to the Senior Center. She says the gym will provide space for additional voting machines to ensure […]

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Sark Wire shows off new expansion to parent company leaders

Sark Wire shows off new expansion to parent company leaders. Chairman Hayrettin Cayci of Sarkuysan, the Turkish parent company of local industry Sark Wire, was in Toccoa-Stephens County recently to meet with several key members of Sark Wire’s management team. The management team showed the Chairman Sark Wire’s latest expansion. While in town, Chairman Cayci hosted a group of local, […]

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Amtrak fully restores Crescent Service

Amtrak has fully restored its rail service on all lines after a deal was reached last week to avoid a strike by freight rail line workers. That includes the Crescent Rail Service through Toccoa and Clemson. Amtrak had canceled all long-distance trains in all corners of the country as well as some state-sponsored routes as a potential freight railroad strike […]

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