Georgia DNR to Host Hunt and Learn Programs

Anyone who plans to hunt this fall and needs to learn how should consider attending one of the Georgia Hunt and Learn Programs hosted by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. Georgia Hunt and Learn Programs provide instruction from qualified teachers for children, ages 10-17, accompanied by an adult. Classes include everything from the basics of hunting to learning how […]

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Summer Movies at the Ritz Ending Tomorrow

Main Street Toccoa’s Summer Movies at the Ritz series is hosting its last showing for the summer tomorrow with the movie, Moana. The series began back in June and ran every Thursday through June and July. Main Street Manager Christian Hamilton said this has been another successful year of the Summer Movie series. At the last Downtown Development Authority meeting, […]

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County Adopts Increased Millage Rate

In a 2-1 decision, the Stephens County Commission adopts the county millage rate at 14.91 mills and approves the board of education’s recommended millage rate of 17.3 mills at last night’s meeting. Commissioners Stanley London and Dennis Bell were absent, however, Debbie Whitlock and Michelle Ivester voted in favor of the millage increase while Dean Scarbrough was the opposing vote. […]

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Hospital Authority to Upgrade Wiring for Internet

MJ Kneiser The Stephens County Hospital Authority is working on a plan to upgrade wiring for its wi-fi and Internet system. At their meeting Monday evening, the Board voted to upgrade the system after hearing a presentation from Hospital CFO Jeff Laird. Pointing to a chart of the current wiring system, Laird said the upgrade was necessary because the current […]

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Hospital Authority Meets About Strategic Plan

The Stephens County Hospital Authority had a called meeting last night to discuss commercially viable options for strategic plans for the hospital. However, they entered into executive session to discuss the strategic plan as well as the possibility of spending $242,000 dollars on new Wifi equipment. WNEG News will provide more details on these matters as they become available.

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County Commission to Adopt Millage Rate Tonight

The Stephens County Commission is holding the third public hearing on the property tax increase, two other public hearings, a work session and regular meeting tonight. Following the public hearing on the property tax, the board will consider the adoption of the county millage rate at 14.91 mills, which is a 1.5 increase from the previous year. The other two […]

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City Commission Approves 2017 Millage Rate

The Toccoa City Commission approves the 2017 millage rate at 6 mills during last night’s meeting. City Manager Billy Morse said that tax bills will be mailed on September 8 and be due on November 8. He also said the city has maintained the millage rate at 6 mills for the last several years and have budgeted accordingly. Toccoa Mayor […]

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