GBI Arrests Alto Man in Child Exploitation Investigation

Paten Diontae Carter, age 17, of Alto, has been arrested by the Georgia Bureau of Investigations (GBI) and charged with Aggravated Stalking and Child Exploitation.  On May 14, the Cornelia Police Department requested the GBI to investigate a child exploitation allegation.    Carter was booked into the Habersham County Detention Center on June 5.  Earlier in May, a post on Habersham […]

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SCBOC Moving Forward with AV System for Courthouse

During the June 11 meeting of the Stephens County Board of Commissioners, Board members approved moving forward with installation of an upgraded and enhanced audio visual system for the historic courthouse. Among other purposes, the building-integrated Audio Visual System would be used to provide comprehensive live streaming of Board of Commissioner meetings that will be accessible by citizens on a wider […]

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MOBILE HEALTH SERVICES DRIVE HOSTED BY THE SALVATION ARMY TOCCOA

The Salvation Army of Toccoa’s food pantry is partnering with the Community Organized Relief Effort, or CORE Georgia, to provide a mobile health services drive providing free COVID-19 vaccinations tomorrow, June 13, at the Salvation Army Toccoa Service Center at 306 E. Franklin Street. The event will offer health services to the general public and target populations utilizing the Salvation […]

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Humane Shelter Board Votes to Terminate Shelter Director

At a called meeting of the Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter Board, held yesterday, June 11, at 1:30 p.m. at City Hall, Board members voted to terminate the employment of Shelter Executive Director Jeff Roberts, effective June 30.  Immediately upon convening the meeting, the nine-member Board retired into executive session to discuss personnel matters. After an extended discussion, the Board reconvened […]

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Additional Parking to be Added to North Side of Historic Courthouse

Additional parking will be added at the Stephens County Historic Courthouse in time for the early voting for the November 5 General Election, which begins in October. Yesterday, Stephens County Commissioners approved moving forward with expanding the parking lot at the Historic Courthouse adjacent to West Tugalo Street.  Currently, parking directly on the courthouse property is limited to three parking […]

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Candidate Questions: Stephens County Board of Commissioners Post 3 Runoff

This past weekend, WNEG News interviewed Stephens County Board of Commissioners Post 3 candidates James Addison and Craig Oglesby regarding their platform and plans if elected as Stephens County Board of Commissioners member. Both candidates were asked the same set of questions. Neither candidate was provided with the questions prior to the interview, nor were they advised what subject matters […]

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Rabies Clinic Scheduled for June 29

Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter Executive Director Jeff Roberts has announced a public rabies clinic will be held in the community on June 29 from 9 – 11 a.m. at the shelter, 1747 Scenic Drive.  The Clinic will offer 1-year rabies shots for $15; DAPPV shots for $10, Bordetella shots for $10; and HCPCH  shots (cat) for $10. Microchipping will also […]

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