Stephens County Schools’ Grab-N-Go lunch continues

The Stephens County School System continues its Grab-N-Go lunches for children 18 and under this week in Stephens County. The meals are provided to children at no cost, daily, Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., until April 3. Each day, students will receive a sack lunch that includes breakfast for the following morning. According to officials with […]

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SCBC will meet by teleconference today

The Stephens County Board of Commissioners will meet today for its regular scheduled meeting at 5:30 p.m.; however, as WNEG News reported earlier, all county meetings will be closed to the public until further notice. County Clerk Beth Rider says anyone wishing to attend the meeting can do so by teleconference. “The Stephens County Board of Commissioners’ meetings will be […]

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BREAKING: Stephens County resident being treated for COVID-19 in Gainesville

WNEG News has received reports indicating that a Stephens County resident is being treated for COVID-19 in Gainesville at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. According to initial reports, the resident has been receiving treatment since Tuesday. However, as of noon, Monday, March 23, the Georgia Department of Public Health has yet to confirm a case of COVID-19 in Stephens County. WNEG […]

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All county meetings will now use teleconference format

The Stephens County Board of Commissioners’ meeting on Tuesday, March 24, will be closed to the public and all other County meetings will follow suite, due to the emergency situation of COVID-19. As a way to discourage groups of residents gathering in one place, the county has decided to broadcast their meetings by phone. According to Stephens County Clerk Beth […]

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Toccoa City Hall, TPD closed to walk-in traffic

The City of Toccoa has implemented a ban on walk-in traffic at Toccoa City Hall and Toccoa Police Department until further notice. According to City Manager Billy Morse, all customers are urged to take advantage of the numerous on-line, drive-through, phone, drop off and automatic draft services already available. If a person to person meeting is absolutely necessary, appointments can […]

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GBI, TPD requesting public help in 2014 Toccoa Murder

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation along with the Toccoa Police Department are asking for the public’s help in bringing closure to the unsolved murder that occurred six years ago, in Toccoa. Wednesday marked the 6th anniversary of the murder of Montavious Flentall. In recent weeks, the GBI and Toccoa Police Department have received promising information that may help solve Flentall’s […]

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Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce creates webpage dedicated for resources for citizens in wake of Coronavirus

Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce has created a community resource page to serve as a single-point of contact for citizens. According to Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce President Julie Paysen, the website provides citizens with valuable information about businesses, community resources, health updates, and tools for remote working as Stephens County residents begin to navigate this unprecedented time. Paysen says […]

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Stephens County’s Amnesty Day has been cancelled

Stephens County has cancelled its April 4, Amnesty Day event. According to Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers the cancelation comes as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. She adds that county officials are looking at a later date to reschedule the event. The Stephens County Board of Commissioners just recently set the date of the annual event that allows Stephens […]

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Probate Judge says Weapons Carry Licenses will not expire during Judicial Emergency Period

Stephens County Probate Court Judge Glenda Ernest has announced information regarding carry licenses during the Judicial Emergency. According to a release issued by Ernest, Probate Courts across the state of Georgia will temporary suspend acceptance of applications for Weapons Carry Licenses and Renewal Weapons Carry Licenses pursuant to an Order of the Supreme Court of Georgia declaring a Judicial Emergency. […]

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