GA Dept. of Agriculture confirms increase in CIV infection in dogs

The Georgia Department of Agriculture confirms an increase in the occurrence of canine respiratory disease found in dogs known as Canine Influenza Virus or CIV infections. Local veterinarian at Currahee Veterinary Clinic Dr. Lila Windus told WNEG news what this virus is. “THe virus mostly affects the upper respiratory, the sinuses, the pharynx, the nose, the eyes,” said Windus. “It […]

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Development Authority to attend hearing for GA House Rural Development Council

During the Stephens County Development Authority meeting yesterday, Executive Director Tim Martin gave a report on the work force in Stephens County, which he says continues to be a big challenge. Martin said that House Speaker David Ralston has appointed a 15-member committee known as the Georgia House Rural Development Council. “Those 15 members plus associated staff and others are […]

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Summer Food Program starts today

It may be hard to believe, but there are many children in Stephens and surrounding counties who don’t get enough to eat during the summer months. That’s why today the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning is kicking off its summer program offering free meals to children 18 and under across Georgia. It’s called, “Bright from the Start” and […]

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Downtown Development Authority to meet tomorrow

The Downtown Development Authority will have their regular June meeting tomorrow morning at 8 a.m. On the agenda includes reports on main street events, a May 2017 financial report and a report from the Economic Restructure Committee as well as discussion of a Façade Grant Application for property at 65 East Tugalo Street, election of officers and a chamber update. […]

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County Commission’s work budget calls for cuts from programs

The Stephens County Commission had a called budget work session yesterday morning. Two commissioners were absent, however, commissioners Debbie Whitlock, Michelle Ivester and Dennis Bell agreed upon a 5 percent salary increase for full-time county employees and a 2 percent increase for part time employees. They also have in the proposed budget a 3.5 percent retirement match and coverage of […]

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Seven people arrested in a drug bust in White County

In White County, seven people are behind bars facing multiple counts in connection with a drug bust last week. It happened in Cleveland, Georgia. Mitchell Posey, with the Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office told WNEG News agents joined the White County Sheriff’s office and the Cleveland Police Department to target suspected drug dealers. A combined aggressive street-level effort by uniformed […]

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County Commission having called budget work session today

The Stephens County Commission is having a called budget work session today at 8:30 a.m. During their regularly scheduled meeting last month, the commission presented the requested FY 18 budget. At that time they didn’t have a proposed budget due to difficulty deciding on where they would make cuts. According to Finance Director Phyllis Ayers, the commission is facing a […]

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