Reports of Area Single Car Auto Wrecks Saturday

A driver was reported to be airlifted to a hospital Saturday morning as a result of a one- vehicle accident on Misty Road near Holiness Church Road in Toccoa. More details as they become available. Now Habersham is reporting that around 10:20 P.M. Saturday night, an infant and toddler were among four people who escaped injury in a single vehicle […]

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Portion of E. Tugalo St. to be Closed on Tuesday

Drivers and pedestrians alike may have recently noticed the vague message on a large digital sign placed on the corner of Broad and West Doyle Streets, with a notice that State Route 17 Alternate will be closed Feb. 27, 2018. According to County Officials, the Department of Transportation will be closing a portion of East Tugalo Street, briefly, on Tuesday. […]

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Truett McConnell College Expansion Plans on Fast Track

Truett McConnell College in White County is taking the next step in its expansion plans thanks to a $3.7 million dollar gift. Last month, the University was awarded the money from the estate of longtime Atlanta architect Mildred Brown. Tuesday, the Officials announced plans to purchase buildings now being leased for student housing, as well as another building owned by […]

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Stephens County Shaken by Tannerite Explosion

Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley told WNEG News that on Monday, Feb. 19, shortly after 10 p.m., his deputies were dispatched to a location on Oak Valley Road, after reports of an apparent explosion. As deputies arrived in the area of Oak Valley, they were unable to determine the exact location of the detonation. Shirley explained that this wasn’t the […]

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DNR’s Coyote Challenge to Get Underway Soon

Georgia’s Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Division is once again sponsoring its annual Georgia Coyote Challenge. Coyotes are breeding this time of year and there you may see them more often, especially if you live out in the county. Department of Natural Resources spokesperson Melissa Cummings says the challenge is way to educate the public on coyote issues. “The Coyote […]

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BCSS Investigate Potential Threat

By Rob Moore, AccessWDUN Banks County School System officials say they are aware of recent social media posts indicating some type of planned attack at Banks County High School and, while an investigation by school system and Banks County Sheriff’s Office personnel is underway, no credible threat has been determined at this time. Still, system officials and law enforcement are […]

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SCSO Completes Investigation on Cache of Stolen Guns

New information has been released regarding the cache of stolen guns that were seized from Zachary Johnson, 35, of Toccoa, on Big A Road Feb. 10. It was reported yesterday that the Toccoa Police Department had turned the investigation over to the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office for them to continue looking into the burglary. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley told […]

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Oriole Drive Shooting Solved

Two suspects allegedly involved in an early morning shooting in January have been detained by the Toccoa Police Department. Isiah Wall and Shawn Mayfield, both of Toccoa, were charged with aggravated assault after shooting Dennis Bradley Cromer, 38, of Martin, in the hand on the morning of Jan. 19. Toccoa’s Interim Police Chief Jimmy Mize told WNEG News about how […]

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