City, County SPLOST 7 Discussions Continue Tonight

The City of Toccoa is hosting the next round of Special Purpose Local Option Sales discussions after their regular meeting this evening. Toccoa is hoping to receive $9-million in the next round of SPLOST monies. 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 […]

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GDOT to Begin Bridge Reconstruction Over I-85 Today

Beginning today, Crews with the Georgia Department of Transportation will begin demolishing a bridge over I-85. As part of the I-85 Widening Project, G-DOT construction partners will close the Liberty Church Road/Jesse Cronic Road Bridge over I-85 to perform bridge demolition and replacement. Temporary signage will divert traffic from Liberty Church Road/Jesse Cronic Road to Braselton Parkway and Green Street/SR […]

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County Administrator says Nuisance Abatement Ordinance is “absolute last resort”

The second reading of Stephens County proposed Nuisance Abatement Ordinance will be held on Tuesday, during the Stephens County Board of Commissioners regular scheduled meeting. Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers tells WNEG News that the County Commissioners have been considering this ordinance for several years. “The Nuisance Abatement Ordinance is actually one that the Stephens County Board of Commissioners has […]

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Main Street Toccoa Adds Six New Wayfinding Signs to Downtown

Main Street Toccoa has recently completed its Phase II of their Downtown Wayfinding Signage program in Downtown Toccoa. Main Street Manager Christian Hamilton said Toccoa received a $10,000 Tourism Product Development Grant from the Georgia Department of Economic Development to complete the signage project. “These wayfinding signs will help lead residents and visitors alike to tourism destinations in Downtown Toccoa,” […]

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AAA Reveals Key Deadly Behaviors for Teen Drivers

You might be one of the many parents who will have a teen driving for the first time this summer, but Triple -A is reporting the number of teen drivers killed in crashes over the summer months is rising. According to Triple-A, new crash data from 2013-2017 reveals three major factors contributing to fatal teen crashes during the summer driving […]

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Fatal accident claims life of Clarkesville man

Troopers with the Georgia State Patrol continue to investigate the fatal accident that claimed the life of a Clarkesville man on Tuesday, in Toccoa. According to officials, the wreck happened at 1:15 a.m. on Ga. 17 (Toccoa Bypass) at Ga. 106 (Mize Road). Paul Beck, 57, of Clarkesville was driving a 2003 Harley-Davidson when he was struck by a Toyota […]

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