Morning Collision Results in Fatality and Injuries

Officials were on the scene of a head-on accident throughout this (Fri) morning at the intersection of Highways 106 and 320 in Stephens County near the Franklin County line. The accident happened around 9 A.M. this morning and according to WNEG’s sister station WLHR, the calls originally stated the accident was in Franklin County with emergency crews including Franklin County […]

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Collins Makes Trip To Shirley’s To Present Honor

  U.S. Congressman Doug Collins was in Toccoa on Thursday to present a special award recognition. Collins was at Shirley’s Sole Food on Currahee Street to honor owner Shirley Combs. Collins told WNEG News about the recognition.“ We entered Shirley in the Congressional Record which will always be there and people can look her up. It is a special way […]

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OSHA Reminds Employers to Follow Guidelines for Outdoor Workers in Summer Heat

The extreme heat in the Southeast this past week has resulted in at least two heat-related deaths of people working outside and at least two who were hospitalized. “We’re currently investigating two fatalities that happened in Florida and also two incidents in which workers were hospitalized for heat-related illness,” said William Fulcher, area director for OSHA’s Atlanta Area East office. […]

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Sheriff says ‘pipe bomb’ report was a false alarm

After investigating a suspicious pipe, resembling a pipe bomb, at a residence on Highway 123, Stephens County Sheriff says it was a false alarm. Law enforcement temporarily shut down a portion of Highway-123, between North Red Rock and Lake Louise roads, and redirected motorists while the pipe was examined. According to Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley, his deputies were dispatched […]

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DNR Offers Classes for New Hunters as Squirrel Hunting Season Begins

Squirrel hunting season kicks off today and it is typically the time when young people get their first experience with hunting game. According to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division, unlike some big game hunts, the pursuit of squirrels often involves more action for energetic youth, providing a greater level of interaction with the outdoors. The season […]

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Traffic stop ends with 2 in jail

A woman and man were arrested after a Toccoa Police Officer stopped their motorcycle. According to Toccoa Police Chief Jimmy Mize, one of his officers was patrolling Broad Street when he observed a motorcycle he believed to be driven by a subject with active warrants. After following the motorcycle for several miles, the officer activated his blue lights and sirens, […]

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