School Board Extends Dorsey

Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey’s contract has been extended. At Tuesday’s meeting of the Stephens County Board of Education, the board voted unanimously to extend Dorsey’s contract. Dorsey was hired in 2014, and this new contract will expire in 2020. Dorsey was thankful for the board’s approval. Dorsey told WNEG that over the next three years his goal is […]

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Female Suspect Sought in Connection With Passing Fake Prescriptions

Local law enforcement from three municipalities and two counties are searching for a suspect in connection with passing fake prescriptions. In started in Franklin County, where Royston Police investigator Chris Shehee says the suspect hit Royston area pharmacies late last week. “We are looking for a young, black female identified as Kedesha Israel,” he said. “She is out of the […]

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Currahee Military Museum Part of Museum Day Live!

A Toccoa museum is participating in Museum Day Live! The Currahee Military Museum, located at the train depot in Toccoa, will be hosting the free event-Museum Day Live!-this Saturday as part of an initiative with participating museums across the nation to replicate the spirit of the Smithsonian Institution. Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day Live! is an initiative in which participating museums […]

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State ACT Scores Surpass National Average

ACT test takers have shown significant improvement throughout the state of Georgia. Comparatively, Georgia students’ composite scores were higher than the national average. For the entire state of Georgia, the average composite score of 24.1 was higher than the national average of 21, for the second consecutive year and the second time in Georgia history. Georgia also outperformed the nation […]

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First Open Mic Monday Winner Heads to Semi-Finals

Toccoa’s first Open Mic Monday at the Ritz Theatre is being hailed as a success. It’s a talent competition designed to give entertainers from around the Northeast Georgia area a chance to win a spot performing at next year’s Ida Cox Music series. Ritz Theatre manager Keith Kozicki says Monday night’s turnout was better than expected. “For a first night, […]

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Hudgens Issues Directive To Insurance Companies

Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens has issued a directive to insurance companies to exercise leniency in dealing with Georgia residents that may experience difficulty paying their premiums due to Hurricane Irma. Hudgins told media quote “I expect insurance companies to be compassionate and understanding when so many of their policyholders’ lives have been severely disrupted, this includes premium payments and nonrenewal […]

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Wilkinson Chairs Ag. Summit

50th District Senator John Wilkinson and Representative Tom McCall of Elberton recently chaired the annual Joint Agriculture Committee Chairmen Ag Issues Summit at the Museum of Agriculture in Tifton, Georgia. The summit featured speakers and presentations from stakeholders across the state who discussed the future of agriculture policy and issues in Georgia. Wilkinson told WNEG News that quote “Hearing from […]

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National Hunting and Fishing Day Saturday

National Hunting and Fishing Day is coming up this Saturday and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Resources Division will be hosting a number of free events. Rusty Garrison, Director of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division tells WNEG News the events are family-oriented, with fun and educational hands-on activities that everyone will enjoy. Garrison said […]

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