Open Mic Monday’s Wild Card Competition is tonight

After the December installment of the Historic Ritz Theatre’s Open Mic Monday competition was postponed, Main Street Toccoa is gearing up for its second attempt at the Wild Card competition. According to Ritz Theatre General Manager Tami Mayhugh, the December competition was postponed due to unforeseen circumstances; but, will now be held tonight at 7:00 p.m. Mayhugh says the competition […]

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DPH reports 2 additional COVID related deaths in Stephens County over weekend

The Georgia Department of Public Health is now reporting 60 COVID-related deaths in Stephens County with 2,473 residents testing positive for the virus, since the beginning of the global pandemic. The latest report was released Sunday afternoon. The latest report has Habersham County with 104 deaths and now 4,103 positive cases of the virus. In other neighboring counties, Franklin County […]

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DPH Reports 6th Death in Last Three Days in Stephens

The Georgia Department of Public Health is reporting another Covid-19 related death, the 6th death in the last three days in Stephens County, bringing the total to 58 and 2,450 have tested positive for the virus since the beginning of the pandemic. The latest report was released Friday afternoon. The latest report shows still shows Habersham County with 101 deaths […]

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Newly elected Senator Bo Hatchett sworn-in, assigned to committees

Newly elected Georgia Senator for District 50, Bo Hatchett was officially sworn-in to the Georgia Senate this week. He also received his Committee Assignments for the 2021 legislative session. Hatchett will serve as a member of the Agriculture and Consumer Affairs, Ethics, Government Oversight, Health and Human Services, and Judiciary Committees. In a prepared statement, Hatchett says quote, “I am […]

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SCH’s Drive-Through Vaccine Clinic inoculates over 500 Stephens County residents

Stephens County Hospital administered over 500 COVID vaccines on Wednesday, during its drive-through vaccination clinic. According to Stephens County Hospital Chief Executive Officer Mike Hester, there were 524 individuals to come through for the vaccine. He says the clinic was a huge success. As WNEG News reported on Thursday, those who received the vaccine on Wednesday, January 13, will need […]

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Toccoa’s Holiday schedule for MLK, Jr. Day

The City of Toccoa has released its holiday schedule for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Toccoa City Hall will be closed on Monday, January 18, in observance of the holiday. Routes for garbage and recyclables scheduled to be picked up on Monday, January 18, will be picked up on Tuesday, January 19. Commercial garbage will be picked up as usual, […]

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DPH Reports Another Covid Related Death in Stephens

The Georgia Department of Public Health is reporting another death in Stephens County bringing the total to 57 and 2,439 have tested positive for the virus since the beginning of the pandemic. The latest report was released Thursday afternoon. The latest report shows an additional death in Habersham County, bringing that total now to 101 and now 4,018 positive cases […]

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Wilkinson Named NGTC President

    Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) Commissioner Greg Dozier has appointed former Georgia State Senator and Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education (CTAE) specialist John Wilkinson as the new President of North Georgia Technical College. “Senator Wilkinson has spent his professional life advancing and advocating for CTAE here in Georgia,” said TCSG Commissioner Greg Dozier. “He is one of […]

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SCH will hold another drive-through vaccination clinic for second dose of COVID vaccine

Stephens County Hospital has announced that on February 3, individuals who went through the Drive-Through Vaccination Clinic on Wednesday, January 13, will get their second dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine. According to Stephens County Hospital Chief Executive Officer Mike Hester, the hope is that the hospital will continue to be able to offer the vaccine to other Phases of […]

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Stephens County will certify Jan. 5th election results today

The Stephens County Registrar’s Office and Board of Electors will begin certifying the January 5th General Runoff election results. According to Stephens County Registrar Eureka Gober, they will start the process of certifying the results today at 4 p.m. at the Registrar’s Office inside the Historic Stephens County Courthouse. The public is invited and encouraged to come oversee the process. […]

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