Indians Split Three Team Doubleheader

The Stephens County Indians baseball team split a doubleheader on Saturday in Habersham County. In game one, the Indians banged out 13 hits and got great pitching from Gabe White to roll to an 11-0 win over Rabun County in 5 innings. White pitched a complete game shutout allowing just 3 hits, striking out seven while walking just one. The […]

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Indians Advance in State Playoffs

The Stephens County Indians boys basketball team advances in the AAAA State Playoffs. The Indians led visiting Troup County by as many as 19 points, and by 14 points headed to the final quarter, but held off a furious Tiger comeback to come away with a 62-59 win Friday night at Currahee Arena. Stephens County never trailed in the game […]

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Today is Arbor Day in Toccoa

Today is Arbor Day in Toccoa. Earlier this week, City Commissioners voted and approved a proclamation designating, today, February 15, as Arbor Day in Toccoa. Hosted by Toccoa Main Street, the annual event, is celebrated by planting a tree. This year’s tree planting will take place at the newly constructed train viewing platform on Foreacre Street. Main Street Toccoa Events […]

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New scam targets local businesses

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a new scam. According to Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley, the scam has several local business owners reporting unauthorized credit card charges. He says the scammers are targeting businesses that take credit card payments over the phone. “People have been calling businesses on the phone asking to pay for an item or […]

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Chief Mize attends Winter Training Conference

The Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police recently held its annual Winter Training Conference for 2019. In those attending was Toccoa Police Chief Jimmy Mize. He says this year’s training covered a variety of topics. “This year’s training included presentations on Officer Response to Disasters, Quiet Cop, the Opioid Crisis, CIT (Crisis Intervention Team), Alarm Committee Panel Discussion, Peer Support […]

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Toccoa man arrested after armed robbery, chase

A Toccoa man has been charged with the armed robbery that took place last week. According to Toccoa Police Chief Jimmy Mize, on Friday, his officers and detectives were working on a tip to located Brandon Vinson, who was involved in  an armed robbery the day before. A traffic stop was initiated on his girlfriend’s car; however, officers were uncertain […]

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Stephens County’s petition to FCC has been disseminated, decision expected soon

Stephens County’s petition to the Federal Communications Commission has been disseminated. According to Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers, this means the county’s petition to move its orphan county citizens, receiving satellite TV services, back under the state in which they live, has been received by an FCC Official who will now review the petition. As WNEG News previously reported, the […]

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Public’s Help Sought in Burglary at Yonah Dam

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help to identify a burglary suspect at Yonah Dam. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley tells WNEG News it happened between February 4th and 5th. He said surveillance cameras captured a man who broke into the Yonah Hydroelectric Dam and made off with various tools that were inside the facility. Yonah […]

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8 Indian wrestlers place at sectional tournament

The Stephens County Indian wrestling team had 8 wrestlers place at the sectional wrestling tournament held this past Saturday at West Laurens.  They will be competing in the GHSA state tournament this week in Macon. Athena Malek (girls division) 1st; McKayla Adams (girls division) 2nd; Chris Whisent 3rd @ 120 pounds; Nikko Beady 3rd @ 145 pounds; Trey Blackwell 7th @ 160 pounds; Bailey […]

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Collins Introduces Legislation to Lower Prescription Drug Costs

Rep. Doug Collins has reintroduced key legislation aimed at lowering the cost of prescription medication and increasing transparency in the drug pricing process. Introduction of this legislation comes after President Trump called on Congress to directly address the rising cost of prescription drugs during his State of the Union address. H.R. 1035, the Prescription Drug Price Transparency Act, requires greater […]

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