Drug Arrest in Habersham Co.

On Sunday, April 9,  a drug investigation involving the Habersham County Sheriff’s Office and the Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office (ARDEO) led to the arrest of Christopher Kinney of Clarkesville, Georgia. The arrest resulted from a traffic stop that was conducted by the Habersham County Sheriff’s Office on a vehicle in which Kinney was a passenger. During the traffic stop, […]

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Special Events to be Held at Camp Toccoa for D-Day

June will bring another special event to the Toccoa area when Camp Toccoa at Currahee hosts a weekend of special events during D-Day weekend to honor the great American heroes that trained at Camp Toccoa. Stephens County Historical Society Executive Director Brenda Carlan told WNEG News about the event starting with the Currahee Mountain 10K Run/Walk. “We are going into our […]

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Hart Co. Humane Society to Host Dam Dog Walk

If you’re into keeping fit and you have a dog, you might want to pencil in this year’s annual Dam Dog Walk in Hartwell. Sponsored by the Hart County Humane Society, it’s coming up Saturday, April 29 from 11a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Big Oaks Recreation area in Hartwell. Hart County Humane Society President, Donna Madkiff, said another aspect […]

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City Commission Approves Grant to Upgrade Schaefer Center

A resolution for a grant to continue upgrades to the Schaefer Center was approved by the Toccoa City Commission at their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday. City Manager Billy Morse said that the Appalachian Regional Commission has funds that are available to renovate several parts of the Schaefer Center. “The Appalachian Regional Commission, which we know as ARC, has funds […]

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NGTC Horticulture Dept. to Host Spring Sale

The North Georgia Technical College Horticulture Department will be hosting their spring plant sale April 17-April 20. The sale will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day and will be located at NGTC’s Clarkesville campus. Visitors can expect to see a variety of plants for sale, including summer annuals, shrubs, tropical plants and more. The funds collected from […]

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New Clarkesville Soup Kitchen Opening Soon

The new Clarkesville Soup Kitchen is scheduled to officially open its doors this month. The new kitchen is not associated with the previous soup kitchen, but is located in the same space as the old one at 166 Richie Street. They will operate as a non-profit organization under new leadership and will provide a no-cost, noon-time meal Monday through Saturday. […]

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Banks Co. Bridge Under Construction

If you’re headed to Banks County, be aware of some bridge construction now underway on SR323. Georgia Department of Transportation crews are replacing the 65-year-old bridge over Grove Creek.  Crews with the Georgia DOT’s contractor, Talley Construction Company, Inc. of Rossville, GA are installing construction related traffic signs and orange barrier fence along the borders of the project. Replacing the […]

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Burglary Case in Shorewood Community Leads to Arrest

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office recently received a pair of reports regarding the burglary of a residence off of Thrasher Drive in the Shorewood community. According to the reports, on two separate occasions someone had forcibly entered the residence and stolen electronics, tools and jewelry. The case was turned over to the Criminal Investigations Division for follow up. On Friday, […]

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Federal Tax Return Deadline Coming Soon

The deadline to file your federal tax returns is now just days away and the IRS is extending its customer service hours. The IRS toll-free telephone lines will be available Saturday, April 15, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The toll-free line is 800-829-1040. The first two weeks of April are typically some of the busiest times of the year […]

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