Tragic Accident Kills Toddler

Tragedy in the Avalon area of Stephens County the day before Mother’s Day. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said Saturday evening, a little girl was killed when her father accidentally backed over her. It happened on Julian Westmoreland Road Saturday evening about 6p according to the Sheriff. WNEG News spoke with the Sheriff on Saturday evening. “Earlier this evening 911 […]

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Banks County Deputy Shot

Authorities are still searching for a man that shot a Sheriff’s Deputy in Banks County yesterday afternoon. According to Sergeant Carissa McFaddin with the Banks County Sheriffs Office at around 4:12 P.M. Wednesday afternoon Banks County deputies responded to a report of an armed robbery in progress at the Atlanta Dragway. While deputies were en route to the scene, the […]

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SC Board of Education Work Session Update

At Thursday night’s Stephens County Board of Education work session board members were presented with a resolution requesting the Georgia Department of Education’s assistance in developing a new five-year local facilities plan. Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey explained to board members the importance of the resolution. “This is so we can involve them in our plan.” Said Dorsey “As […]

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Senator Wilkinson Co-Hosts Ag Event in Perry

50th District State Senator John Wilkinson and State Rep. Tom McCall of Elberton co-hosted the Joint Agriculture Chairman Ag Issues Summit in Perry last week. Committee members from the Georgia Senate and House of Representatives, several agency commissioners and other stakeholders were present.  In a press release to WNEG, Senator Wilkinson expressed thanks to all that attended and participated, especially […]

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Lavonia Man Arrested on Carjacking Charges

The Oconee County South Carolina Sheriff’s Office arrested a Lavonia, GA man Wednesday on charges related to a late July carjacking. 22-year old Copeland Lee Vaughn of Poplar Springs Road was booked into the Oconee County Detention Center around 2:38pm Wednesday. According to the incident report, the victim, a Toccoa resident, and others riding with him in his black 2014 […]

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