City, County SPLOST 7 Talks Continue as Deadline Looms

More discussions are planned between Toccoa City and Stephens County Boards of Commission on exactly how much revenue the City will get in the next Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax. City officials have already met once with the County Board of Commissioners to make their case for the $9-million, which is $3-million more than they received in the current […]

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Guardrail being installed on W. Currahee Street, today

One lane of West Currahee Street, formerly Dicks Hill Parkway, will be closed for the remainder of today while a permanent guardrail is being installed. Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers confirmed on Tuesday, that crews started the installation Tuesday morning. Ayers adds that one lane is closed to traffic and traffic control is in place to direct traffic, while the […]

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Main Street Seeking Model Trains for Upcoming Train Day

As we’ve been telling you, Toccoa Train Day is coming up this weekend and Monday evening, the Toccoa City Commission approved a proclamation officially designating June 14th as Toccoa Train Day, though events are scheduled for Saturday. In addition to the many events already planned, Toccoa Main Street Manager Christian Hamilton said they are also inviting train enthusiasts with model […]

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Sprinkle named 2019 National CASA Volunteer of the Year

The Northeast Georgia Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) recently received national recognition after one of their volunteers, Jeff Sprinkle, was named the 2019 CASA Volunteer of the Year. Sprinkle is the volunteer in-service coordinator for Northeast Georgia CASA. The CASA Volunteer of the Year award recognizes a CASA Volunteer who has made significant contributions to promoting the best interest of […]

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Career Coach Coming to Toccoa-Stephens County Next Week

Job seekers in Stephens County might want to take advantage of another opportunity to get some help with their career search when the Mobile Job Training Unit visits Toccoa next week. Sponsored by the Workforce Development arm of the Georgia Mountains Regional Commission, the Mobile Training Unit, also known as the Career Coach, will be at the Stephens County Library […]

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Earthquake near Lake Hartwell on Sunday measures 2.3

WNEG News has received confirmation from officials of an earthquake that occurred near Lake Hartwell, Sunday night. According to the United States Geological Survey, the quake measured 2.3 on the Richter scale. The quake hit just before 11 p.m., three miles west of Reed Creek, in Hart County. There were no injuries or damages reported, but some residents in the […]

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A Habersham County man will serve 25 years in prison for two counts of sexual exploitation of a child

A Habersham County man will spend the next 25 years in prison after being convicted of two counts of sexual exploitation of children. According to Mountain Judicial Circuit District Attorney George Christian, 40-year-old Charles Keith Herring received his sentence following a 4-day trial in Habersham County Superior Court. Mountain Judicial Circuit Chief Judge Russell Smith presided over the case. During […]

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Toccoa to Celebrate Train Day June 15

The City of Toccoa will again be participating in Toccoa Train Day. Toccoa Train Day is coming up Saturday, June 15. 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 […]

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