Night at the Ritz presents Milkshake Mayfield, Thursday night

Main Street Toccoa will welcome jazzman extraordinaire, Milkshake Mayfield, to the Historic Ritz Theatre this week in downtown Toccoa. According to Ritz Theatre General Manager Danita Gaudette, the performance will start at 7 p.m. on Thursday night. She adds Milkshake Mayfield’s performances in the past have been well attended and thoroughly enjoyed, and tomorrow’s performance will be nothing less than […]

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Local agencies partner with school counselors to give students better resources

Stephens County schools have counselors on standby, with ears ready to lend to students who need to talk. According to Stephens County School System’s Social Worker Kantrell Curry, every school in Stephens County are equipped with counselors that students are encouraged to talk to for support. Curry explained that the school system partners with several outside agencies to ensure that […]

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Georgia Mountains Region sees unemployment claims fall

The Georgia Mountains Region saw unemployment claims fall in December. According to Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler, the 13-county area saw all critical indicators remain positive for the year. He said Georgia saw new records set across the state and the unemployment rate continues to trend downward. The December unemployment rate rose to 3.2 percent, up by 0.4 from November. […]

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Whitmire announces departure from SCH

Stephens County Hospital’s Vice President of Operations Kathy Whitmire announced on Monday that she would be leaving Stephens County Hospital. In a written statement, Whitmire said quote “My work is done at Stephens County Hospital and I am proud to say that the hospital is on a solid path to a sustainable future.” Whitmire joined the hospital in December 2017, […]

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Kassadie Deal crowned Miss SCHS

31 girls competed on Saturday night, but only one was crowned Miss Stephens County High School. The pageant showcased 31 girls, made up of Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors, in three rounds of competition: casual and evening wear and an interview. This year’s pageant was judged by Jodie Bell,  Miss Georgia 2017 Alyssa Beasley, and Shlea Wright. Stephens County High […]

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Judge Rules in Gasaway’s Favor, Orders a Third Special Election For HD 28

After four days of testimony, a decision is handed down in the second lawsuit brought by Dan Gasaway against now State Representative Chris Erwin and the Boards of Elections in Habersham, Banks and Stephens Counties. Late Friday afternoon, Senior Superior Court Judge David Sweat ruled that four votes in the December 4th Special Primary were illegal. “The Court is persuaded […]

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Toccoa designated a Live, Work, Play City for 2019

The City of Toccoa has been designated a 2019 Live, Work, Play City. Main Street Manager Christian Hamilton tells WNEG News that the City of Toccoa received this award due, in part, to its “dedicated efforts at making Toccoa a wonderful place to do life.” The award was presented on Jan. 27 during the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA), in conjunction […]

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