Randall Bramblett set to close out Ida Cox Summer Music Series

Randall Bramblett will close out Main Street Toccoa’s Ida Cox Summer Music Series this weekend in Toccoa-Stephens County. Randall Bramblett is a Southern Roots Rock artist based out of Athens, Georgia. According to Main Street Toccoa Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby, Randall Bramblett is the final act for the 2020 Ida Cox Season. Crosby adds that Main Street Toccoa will continue […]

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Stephens County Leaders urge residents to complete 2020 Census reporting before Sept. 30 deadline

With just 8 days left before the 2020 Census enumeration ends, Stephens County leaders are urging anyone who hasn’t responded to do so soon. The 2020 Census will determine how $1.5 trillion in federal funding is distributed throughout the nation. Each person, in Georgia, not counted equals a loss of $2,500 per year in federal and state funding. Over the […]

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SCBC will meet today for regular scheduled meeting

The Stephens County Board of Commissioners will meet today, at 5:30 p.m., for its regular scheduled meeting and work session. The meeting will be conducted through teleconference. Anyone wishing to attend the meeting can dial-in at 425-436-6345. After dialing in, you’ll be prompted to input the code 585174. Up for consideration is a motion to authorize staff to move forward […]

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Local United Way Golf Tournament Goes Virtual

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR United Way of Northeast Georgia will host its first-ever virtual golf tournament this October. Organized by the nonprofit’s Oconee County Advisory Council, the month-long 2020 Virtual Golf Tournament offers golfers an opportunity to play any local 18-hole golf course while supporting a local nonprofit. Players who register with a $20 donation to United Way of Northeast […]

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Latest Report Shows No Additional Covid-19 Related Deaths in Area and Two Statewide

The latest report from the Georgia Department of Public Health shows no additional deaths in the area related to Covid-19, and two statewide since the Sunday report. The latest DPH report is showing Stephens County 1,017 positive COVID-19 cases since the beginning of the global pandemic. The report still shows 33 COVID-19 related deaths in Stephens County. The latest report […]

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NGTC names Dr. Michele Shirley interim president

Dr. Michele Shirley has been named interim President of North Georgia Technical College, following the recent death of College President Dr. Mark Ivester. According to officials with NGTC, Dr. Shirley has served as NGTC’s Vice President of Administrative Services since February and previously was the Director of Administrative Services for the college since 2017. She has served in various roles […]

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Vintage Vixens performance rescheduled for October 30

The Historic Ritz Theatre has announced that the Vintage Vixens show has been rescheduled to Friday, October 30. According to Ritz Theatre General Manager Tami Mayhugh, the show, originally scheduled for Friday, September 25, has now been rescheduled to October 30. She says all tickets purchased for the original show date will still be honored. Again, the Vintage Vixens performance […]

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Deadline to register for Family Connection’s Scarecrow Walk is Friday

Family Connection is hosting a fundraising event in downtown Toccoa. Family Connection of Stephens County Executive Director Noel Pauley says while many fall festivals are being forced to cancel due to COVID-19,  Family Connection has decided to host a Scarecrow Walk as an alternative event for families to enjoy. She says businesses, churches, organizations, and even individuals will enter scarecrows […]

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Ritz Theatre’s 4th Season of Open Mic Monday starts tonight in Toccoa

The fourth season of the Ritz Theatre’s Open Mic Monday will begin tonight in downtown Toccoa. The competition will begin at 7 p.m. and continue on the third Monday of each month through December, culminating in a Winner’s Showcase in January. Ritz Theatre General Manager Tami Mayhugh tells WNEG News this year’s competition is modeled, similar to last year’s competition, […]

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