Author Archives: MJ Kneiser

Lavonia Completes Planned Road Projects

The City of Lavonia has completed a couple of road repair and repaving projects and is continuing to work on some others. At their regular meeting Monday night, the Lavonia City Council heard from City Manager Charles Cawthon who gave them an update on some ongoing projects. Cawthon said however, all of the street paving that had been planned is […]

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Stephens BOE Member Webb Resigns After DUI Arrest

By Charlie Bauder, WNEG Radio, Toccoa A Stephens County Board of Education member who was arrested last month for driving under the influence, has resigned. Jeff Webb submitted his resignation late last week. On Friday, Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey released a letter of resignation submitted and signed by Webb. In the letter, Webb states that in light of […]

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Flight Helps Dog Return to Texas Rescue

By Charlie Bauder, WNEG Radio, Toccoa One lucky dog heads to a new home in style thanks to the help of a volunteer pilot and the Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter. According to Shelter Director Jeff Roberts, Animal Control picked up the dog when it was part of a vehicle accident on April 24. “We had a dog that we picked […]

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Local Law Enforcement Receive MADD Safety Awards

Local law enforcement agencies took home some prestigious safety awards from the annual Mothers Against Drunk Driving awards banquet. Held last Thursday in Atlanta, the MADD Golden Shield Honor Awards banquet recognizes those law enforcement agencies that do the most to keep impaired drivers off the roads in Georgia. One of the biggest winners in our area was the Georgia […]

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Stephens BOC Approves Interim EMA Director

By Charlie Bauder, WNEG Radio, Toccoa Stephens County names an Interim Emergency Management Agency Director to fill the position while the search for a full-time person continues. Tuesday, Stephens County Commissioners unanimously approved the appointment of Jamey Gettys to the interim post. County Administrator Phyllis Ayers recommended putting an interim EMA director in place. The position opened up when Denny […]

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