SCBC to consider rescinding motion to sell old Annex Building during today’s meeting

The Stephens County Board of Commissioners will meet this evening for its regular scheduled meeting inside the Historic Stephens County Courthouse. The meeting will begin promptly at 5:30 p.m. Under old business, the Commission will consider a motion to rescind a previous motion to sell the Stephens County Annex Building, located at 12 West Tugalo Street. The original motion was […]

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SCBC will meet Thursday to accept SCBOE proposed millage rate, county’s rollback millage rate

The Stephens County Board of Education has sent its recommended millage rate to the Stephens County Board of Commissioners for approval. Last week, the Board of Education met and set its millage rate for 2022 at 15.72 mills for the maintenance and operation of the public schools of Stephens County. The Stephens County Board of Commissioners will meet on Thursday, […]

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Toccoa receives grant for Ritz Theatre Addition

The City of Toccoa is the recipient of a Rural Business Development Grant. The grant was issued by the United States Department of Agriculture and will be used during Fiscal Year 2023. According to Main Street Manager Christian Hamilton, grant funds will be used to construct an annex addition to the Historic Ritz Theatre. He says the addition will include […]

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Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner urges college students to get renter’s insurance

Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King is urging college students who are moving into rentals this Fall to strongly consider purchasing renter’s insurance. Purchasing renter’s insurance is crucial to protect your property in the event of theft, fire, or other unexpected disasters. Although landlords have their own policies for the property, that does not mean your belongings are […]

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TCC will set millage rate at Monday’s meeting

The Toccoa City Commission will meet on Monday, July 25, for its regular scheduled meeting. The meeting will start at 5:00 p.m. inside the City Commission/Court Room at Toccoa City Hall. The Commission will consider Local Option Sales Tax Certificate of Distribution and will set the tax millage rate for 2022. For the LOST Certificate, it shows that the current […]

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SCBC will meet in Special Called Meeting to discuss FY23 Budget changes

The Stephens County Board of Commissioners has issued a meeting notice for a special called meeting this afternoon. The meeting will start promptly at 3:00 p.m. inside the Stephens County Historic Courthouse Courtroom. The Stephens County Board of Commissioners will use the meeting as an opportunity to discuss Fiscal Year 2023 Budget Amendments. As WNEG News previously reported, the Stephens […]

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Grand Jury indicts South Carolina man for Toccoa bank robbery

The Grand Jury handed down indictments last week in Stephens County Superior Court. WNEG announced several indictments during its newscasts on Tuesday and Wednesday. These are the remaining indictments. Sidney Allen McCollum, of Pickens County, South Carolina was indicted for robbery by intimidation. The charge stems from an incident that occurred on August 11, 2021, when McCollum entered the Northeast […]

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